News release

Date: 22nd April 2010

UKAS Quality Award, a UK first - for Geotech in Gas Analyser Calibration

UKAS accreditation for the Geotech calibration lab for its full range of landfill, biogas and waste-to-energy gas analysers means Geotech is the first manufacturer of portable gas analysers to obtain UKAS accreditation.

April 22 2010 - Geotech has achieved UKAS accreditation for its calibration lab for its full range of landfill, biogas and waste to energy gas analysers. According to its UKAS assessor, “Geotech is the first manufacturer of portable gas analysers to obtain UKAS accreditation.” For Geotech gas analysers, already with MCERTS certification for the instrument, this important UKAS accreditation gives Geotech analyser users the most comprehensive externally audited and verified performance endorsement available for a manufacturer of portable gas analyser calibration.

The UKAS accreditation is to ISO17025 and involved a rigorous examination of the Geotech calibration system and procedures by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. Regular independent audits by UKAS will confirm that standards are maintained. This accreditation further ensures that analysers will be accurately calibrated every time that they are returned to Geotech and gives users the assurance that they are obtaining accurate readings.

Speaking from Geotech’s Leamington Spa-based UK HQ, managing director, Steve Billingham said, “This highest of quality standards confirms Geotech at the forefront in offering our customers the top quality equipment, service and calibration compliant with the most recent and most demanding standards. It reaffirms our unique position as the high-quality supplier in this market with UKAS and MCERTS.”

Complimenting Geotech on its achievement, Mike Brennan, Environmental Risk Manager, at SITA, said, “We congratulate Geotech on reaching this very high and demanding standard of quality. We have been discussing our need for it for some months and Geotech has responded excellently to our requirements. We need to show our achievement of these demanding levels of professionalism, quality and compliance and it is essential to have a manufacturer and supplier to assist in that.” He added, “This fits very well with our own accreditation which enables us to continue to demonstrate our data is continually reliable and of the highest quality.”

As part of the UKAS accreditation Geotech has upgraded its calibration gases to the most accurate available, which will give an improved calibration for all customers. Geotech UK personnel also assisted their parent company, Landtec in the US to achieve the same ISO17025 accreditation. Geotech and Landtec can now offer ISO17025 accredited calibration certification globally.
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Editor's Notes
Geotech is the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of portable landfill gas and biogas analysers.

Widely used is the GA2000 portable landfill gas analyser. Worldwide Geotech gas analysers are rapidly becoming even more important with growing focus on energy from waste (EfW).

For continuous and fixed gas analysis, Geotech’s Automated Extraction Monitoring System (AEMS) equipment can be installed by our field engineers worldwide. Fully automated, AEMS controls and protects CHP engines, verifies CDM, aids environmental compliance (e.g., PPC), helps optimise methane (CH4) output and quality in EfW.

For anaerobic digestion biogas the Geotech Biogas Check is popular for its accuracy, reliability and robustness within a package which suits user budgets. Central to Geotech analysers is 'Geotech-design' which gives continuous development of gas monitoring products. These include the portable landfill gas and biogas analysers and the G100 analyser for CO2 incubators and food production, the G150 CO2 analyser for indoor air quality (IAQ), the G200 for background N2O exposure and the G210 for checking piped medical gas.

The Geotech Diveair for marine breathing air and the Geotech Hyperbaric CO2 analyser are used in life-critical applications. Supporting our excellent reputation in landfill gas analysis, Geotech also offers ATEX certified leachate and condensate pumps. This highly dependable range of top quality pneumatic submersible pumps has been in use throughout UK landfills and around the world for nearly twenty years.

Additional liquid-level monitoring and groundwater sampling instruments illustrate the extent of the Geotech product range. Geotech products are supported with its fast calibration and service turnaround and all necessary consumables, spares, technical help and training as required. More:

Mike Heath
Media & Marketing Services
Tel: +44 (0)1926 864834

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