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Intertek receives SANAS accreditation for flowmeter verification in South Africa

Intertek, a total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has achieved industry accreditation in South Africa for flow metering verification.

Following a series of initial technical and managerial audits, Intertek has been awarded the SANS 10378 accreditation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).

The accreditation allows the company to carry out verification services on the liquid-measuring flowmeters that form part of larger oil and gas metering systems.

Greg Dinkelman, business development manager for calibration and metering at Intertek Exploration and Production called the certification an important achievement for the business in South Africa.

“The SANS 10378 accreditation is recognition that our facilities are fit-for-purpose, fully equipped and capable of performing the vital calibrations our clients need, offering assurance that they are receiving the best service possible.

“Our current verification work is carried out to international standards in many locations globally and this accreditation supports us in building a strong reputation and solid client relationships in South Africa,” Dinkelman said.

Accurately measuring hydrocarbons is integral to the profitable production of oil and gas, as hydrocarbons are transported through pipelines, platforms, and metering systems and their quantities must be meticulously measured.

When dealing with such a high-value product, even the smallest miscalculation of quantities exchanged between operators can result in significant financial loss, and therefore the calibration of flow metering equipment must be exacting.

In order to maintain the accreditation, Intertek will undergo an audit process with SANAS every 12 months to ensure continuing compliance.

Intertek Calibration and Metering has a strong presence in South Africa and has completed contracts for oil and gas clients in Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Chad.

The solutions it offers include metering consultancy, flow measurement services, meter prover calibrations, tank calibration, 3D laser scanning, and cargo inspection.

This article was edited on 28 July to correct the name of the accreditation