April 8, 2021

How Calibration Standards Support Quality Products in Supply Chains

Every day you get into your vehicle, turn on the motor and drive off and merge into the traffic - all of that without a thought about all the moving parts working synchronously to provide power and motion to your trusty vehicle. The gas combusting to create thrust and the lube oil creating a thin film barrier for frictionless motion of those moving parts.

You turn on the radio and you listen to the news… "it’s the second day that a huge container ship is blocking the Suez Canal” and according to the Vision Project that's costing $10B a day in trade losses.


Makes you think about the global supply chain and how so many suppliers and vendors are cogs in the wheel that keep our world functioning.You drive past a familiar building, with its slogan billowing in the updraft – Oil and Gas Services – Let us fuel the success of your business and further along another sign claiming, “Total Quality Assurance across the entire oil and gas supply chain” and further along the road a claim to be “Shaping the world of trust." You wonder what allows these companies to be so confident in their bold acclamations and taglines?

CogsThese claims are possible because of the quality built into the framework of their business processes. These trusted third-party inspectorates adhere to norms and consensus methods developed by International regulatory bodies like ASTM and ISO to evaluate any product using accepted standardized methods. That way the same material being analyzed by the seller and the buyer will yield the same results within the analytical uncertainties of the method wherever it is measured. These companies seamlessly oil the cogs of commerce in our world and provide trust and certainty in trade.

At the heart of these methods are the requirements that must be met to quantify the critical variables that characterize the performance of our fuels, oils, and gases. Most of these methods rely on a source for calibration and standardization, a way to obtain certainty about the validity of the numbers being produced.

ASI Standards prides itself in producing calibration and check standards using the ISO 17034 protocols for calibration standard formulation, preparation, and validation.

The purest chemicals are sourced to provide carriers, solvents, stabilizers, and active ingredients for the elements in the standard with careful vetting and continual testing of the supply chain products to ensure the highest quality materials are used in standards made for your application

Today ASI Standards supplies calibration and check standards to many companies around the world.

Why is our commitment to quality so critical in the mission statements of third-party inspectorates?

It allows them to provide high quality results consistently and be able to offer the guarantees about their service and provide you peace of mind that their slogans mean what they say.

ASI Standards' calibration and check standards underpin the global shipping trade and are a vital part of the supply chain.

See our standards Sulfur in Diesel Fuel for EPA Tier 3 and EPA/ECA MARPOL Annex VI Marine Diesel Sulfur Testing. 

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