Intertek Awarded Accreditation for Colombian Jet Fuel Laboratory

December 17, 2014

(Bogotá) Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has been awarded ISO / IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the National Accreditation Organization of Colombia (ONAC, Organismo Nacional de Acreditación de Colombia) for a state-of-the-art jet fuel laboratory located in Bogotá.

Intertek is the first independent laboratory to be awarded ISO / IEC 17025:2005 accreditation in the oil and gas sector in Colombia. Jet fuel is tested by Intertek worldwide to check for quality and compliance to industry specifications.

Carlos Velasco, Intertek West Coast South America Manager, said “We are proud to obtain 17025 accreditation for our jet fuel testing laboratory in Colombia. This recognition of our laboratory’s expertise enables Intertek to help our clients cultivate new markets globally by adding value to their products and processes. We also save them costs by reducing or eliminating the need to test jet fuel in other countries.”

Jet fuel laboratory ISO / IEC 17025:2005 accreditation provides numerous benefits to Intertek clients in Colombia, including:

  • Timely access to update standards and documents
  • Ability to review, identify, and fulfill customer global requirements locally
  • Provide testing required in accredited laboratories
  • Support from other accredited testing laboratories and international organizations
  • Issue internationally recognized reports

Intertek provides global 24/7 services to the fuel refining and aviation industries, including quality and quantity testing, troubleshooting, and inspection. Additional expertise for aviation lubricants and fluids is available from Intertek’s AeroCHECK™ network.

For more information about our Colombia and global services for jet fuel and the aviation industry, please visit:

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit: www.intertek.com; www.intertek.com.co

Contacts:

Colombia Marketing Contact:
Daniel Murcia
Colombia Marketing Manager
Tel: +57 1 745 6645
Email: daniel.murcia@intertek.com  

Global Hydrocarbons Contact:
Erik Holladay
Commodities Marketing Director
Tel: +1 713 407 3500
Email: erik.holladay@intertek.com