14 August 2018
Maintaining the accuracy of wind instruments through calibration is a specialist service offered by Horacio Viana, Customer Services Manager, and his dedicated Calibration Services team at ECOTECH, using a NATA accredited wind tunnel designed by CSIRO.
ECOTECH Wind Tunnel Calibrations Officer, Tim Sallai, performing an anemometer calibration using ECOTECH’s NATA accredited wind tunnel designed by CSIRO.
Did you know ECOTECH’S wind tunnel, located in ECOTECH’s Melbourne head office, is the only NATA / ISO 17025 accredited facility in Australia that can calibrate all types of anemometers, including hot wire, vane, cup and ultrasonic varieties?
The wind speed capacity of the wind tunnel ranges from as low as 0.3 metres per second to 30 metres per second (108 km per hour), the former being critical for measurement of wind speeds in clean rooms, air conditioning systems and for flow hoods.
The capacity to calibrate hot wire, vane, cup and ultrasonic anemometers sets ECOTECH apart
At seven metres in length, this is the largest NATA Accredited wind tunnel of its type in Australia, with two specific testing areas, one for high speed and one for low speed.
The capacity for both low and high-speed testing means ECOTECH can deliver greater range and faster turnaround of results, without compromising accuracy and precision.
Helping to keep employees and communities safe
The process of calibration is meticulous, precise and executed in ECOTECH’s NATA accredited facilities that comply with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, as Horacio knows all too well.
ECOTECH customers trust the Calibration Services team to help ensure their instrumentation provides the most accurate measurements. Horacio and the team take this responsibility very seriously.
“Many of these measurements are critical to the health and wellbeing of customers, patrons and the general community,” Horacio said.
NATA accreditation and customer satisfaction critical to ECOTECH’s success
Problem-solving and superior customer service is one of ECOTECH’s core deliverables, especially in Calibration Services.
“Having NATA Accreditation is very important to our customers. NATA accreditation means ECOTECH customers can have confidence that our processes, procedures and reporting are meticulously accurate and conducted in accordance to a rigorous international standard.”
“We are strongly committed to continuous improvement. If we see an area for improvement, we take the time to discuss this in detail. Customers appreciate our proactive approach and dedication to their success,” Horacio added.
ECOTECH holds NATA accreditation numbers 14184 and 19650 for facilities located in Melbourne and Perth respectively. ECOTECH’s NATA accredited facilities and services comply with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 including:
- Testing Laboratories – including ozone calibration
- Calibration Laboratory – including temperature, RH, wind speed/wind direction and solar radiation, and
- Blast Monitoring Service.
Experienced hands making a difference
Horacio Viana is well qualified to lead his team of specialists in Calibration Services. He has acquired over 20 years of significant international expertise in relevant fields from prior roles in Mexico and his native Colombia before joining ECOTECH with diverse roles in the service department, research and development team and data collection.
In his current role, Horacio leads the Calibration Services team, “I want my team to enjoy what they do, and it’s fantastic to see this reflected on a daily basis,” he said.
Horacio says that ECOTECH is a dynamic organisation in a thriving industry, which has offered him many challenges and opportunities.
“I feel very strongly about the positive impact ECOTECH has on the world. Through our work in monitoring pollution, contamination and environmental factors, we are helping everyone to live a better life.”
For more information about the NATA accredited testing and calibration services ECOTECH provides to customers in Australia and abroad call Horacio Viana on +61 3 9730 7800 or [email protected].