A new eBook details how Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™ LIMS software can help companies in the oil and gas industry achieve ISO 17025 accreditation, driving accuracy and consistency in testing methods.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental body that brings together experts from around the world to develop and share International Standards. ISO/IEC 17025 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, was developed by laboratory experts for any organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and wants to demonstrate their ability to deliver reliable results.
Testing is essential to ensure high-quality oil and gas production. During upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas processes, composition, purity and contaminants must be tested to guarantee seamless production, trading and distribution. ISO 17025 outlines practices for the operation of laboratories to ensure reliable testing and quality results. SampleManager LIMS software can be configured to achieve and maintain compliance to ISO 17025, and many oil and gas organizations rely on preconfigured industry standard workflows in the LIMS to drive efficiency, quality and productivity throughout their processes.
In 2017, the standard was updated to provide a more risk-based approach and has an increased focus on information technology, mainly in the use of systems, the provision of electronic test results, and the provision of electronic records. To achieve this, laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are necessary to help manage and control laboratory processes, drive quality testing, and achieve and maintain compliance.
How SampleManager LIMS software can be configured to achieve compliance to ISO 17025
SampleManager LIMS software has functionality that is designed to support oil and gas testing laboratories. These features are developed under an ISO 9001:2017 compliant quality system. Customers can leverage the testing done in the product release process as part of their risk-based assessment. The eBook lists SampleManager LIMS software capabilities and the ISO 17025 section that relates to each.
SampleManager LIMS software uses workflows to manage the testing process. Workflows can map to actual laboratory processes, automating decisions and actions and reducing the need for user intervention. Using workflows simplifies initial system configuration and deployment, and enables labs to adapt to new methods and process changes.
Complete laboratory processes are mapped during the implementation of SampleManager LIMS software. Each process can be broken down into reusable pieces that can be applied across testing and process workflows. SampleManager LIMS software is used widely in the oil and gas industry. By using the preconfigured capabilities in the LIMS designed for testing, organizations can reduce project risk and expedite implementation, leading to a faster time to value.
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For more details on how SampleManager LIMS capabilities support the specific requirements defined in ISO 17025, you can access the new ISO 17025 eBook here. For more information on solutions for the oil and gas industry, visit our oil and gas industry page or contact us today to discuss your specific needs.