Metrological Lab

History

Part of the Letecké opravovne Trenčín, a.s. is Metrological laboratory. This laboratory belongs with the scope of metrological operations to the biggest in Slovak republic.

The original Control-measure center was established on the basis of the order of the Ministry of National Defense, 31.01.1967, as a special metrology workplace and service center of control-measure equipment (KMT) for needs of Czechoslovak Air Force and Letecké opravovne Trenčín.

Laboratory gradually expanded its capabilities to calibrate simple meters of electrical quantities and pressures, until the decision in 1989, to establish the Central Metrology Laboratory (ÚML) of Czechoslovak Air Force. It starts in new places, equipped with quality and unique equipment considering that time. This equipment allowed metrological ensuring of the aircrafts used at that time in Czechoslovak Air Force, for example Mig-23, Su-22, Mi-17, Tu-134.

In the first years after the separation of Czechoslovakia, the Central Metrological Laboratory of Calibration of Control-Measure Equipment did calibrations for both countries. Gradually implement into its assortment, besides Ground Aviation Support Equipment also calibration or revision of PVO devices for example radar 1S91M2 (SURN), launching device 2P25M1 or mobile measuring station KIPS-V2-75M.

Present

Currently are calibrations within a defined range for KMT performed by Ministry of Defense of Slovak Republic.

In the present is laboratory accredited according European and International norm STN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

In 2015, the Office for Standardization, Metrology and Testing of the Slovak Republic collective of Metrological laboratory was awarded by prize of Ján Andrej Segner for metrology year 2014, for long-term metrological support of measuring instruments (control-measuring technique) for aircrafts and ground support equipment.

Nowadays is Metrological Laboratory in its own space, where it made one unique complex of climatized workshops, equipped by high quality measurement equipment, special- purpose stands and auxiliary equipment.

Metrological Laboratory has defined structure, as a structure of management and stated place in main organization and relationships between quality management, technical service and support service.

Laboratory has procedures ensure security of confidential information about customers, including security of electronical result saving.

Personnel

Laboratory has their own internal auditors, allowing to do internal audits in laboratory. Although auditors are capable of doing also external audits in external laboratories.

Activities and accreditation

Metrological laboratory is SNAS accredited which is signatory EA MLA and ILAC MRA in the field of accreditation of laboratories.

After than was laboratory awarded by approval (license) for using combined brand ILAC MRA in the field of valid accreditation.

Accreditation Register No.: No. 046/K 014 according STN ISO/IEC 17025

Information about scope of laboratory accreditation: Click here (https://ais.snas.sk/ais/#!WebReports/1/list.accredited.subject.search.byfield/AccreditedSubjectsByFields)

Basic information about accredited scope of calibration, in Certificate of accreditation (scope of capabilities):

Fyzikálna veličinaRozsah
kalibrácia dĺžky rozmerudo 2 m
kalibrácia rovinného uhla0° ÷ 360°
kalibrácia točivého momentu0,1Nm ÷ 3000Nm
kalibrácia hmotnosti (váhy)do 300kg
kalibrácia silového zaťaženiado 3000N
revízia indikátora vlhkosti 8Š31vzduch : (-60°C)
dusík: (-70°C)

It performs calibrations of meters, for example: multimeters, RLC bridges, ohmmeters, vf wattmeters, generators, oscilloscopes, instruments of revision technicians, special purpose instruments, manometer, vacuum meter, transdusers etc.

The laboratory also performs non-accredited activities- calibration and revision of equipment.

The calibration shall be carried out on the basis of national standards, implementing units in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).

Fyzikálna veličinaRozsah
kalibrácia jednosmerného elektrického napätia100μV ÷ 1000V
kalibrácia striedavého elektrického napätia1mV ÷ 1000V
kalibrácia jednosmerného elektrického prúdu50μA ÷ 20,5A
kalibrácia striedavého elektrického prúdu29μA ÷ 20,5A
kalibrácia elektrického odporu0,1mΩ ÷ 1,1GΩ
kalibrácia elektrickej kapacity1pF ÷ 110mF
kalibrácia vlastnej indukčnosti1μH ÷ 2H
kalibrácia vysokofrekvenčného výkonu0,1μW ÷ 20W
kalibrácia frekvencie0,05Hz ÷ 40GHz
kalibrácia času0,1μs ÷ 1s
kalibrácia atmosférického tlaku74,1kPa ÷ 104,6 kPa
kalibrácia podtlaku(-100kPa) ÷ 0Pa
kalibrácia pretlaku0Pa ÷ 60MPa

Service activity

Metrological laboratory performs maintenance and repair of equipment that are listed in calibrated meters.

The activity of laboratory is focused on calibration of measuring instruments – meters and measuring equipment and measuring equipment as well as combined type. For example calibration of electrical voltage+ electrical resistance+ pressure in one measuring device and specially designed equipment.

The most important customers and required performances of the Metrology Laboratory:

– Metrological security of Letecké opravovne Trenčín, a.s.

– Calibration and servicing of measurements and equipment in the usage of MOSR

– Calibration and servicing of military equipment and equipment outside of SR

– Calibration of airlines and both aviation operators and ground support equipment operators, as well as domestic also foreign customers

– Calibration of meters for other users in Slovakia and aboard