Chemistry and oil Information about this sector

Role of accreditation in this sector

Something many people don’t know: accreditation is a factor in many areas of everyday life involving fire, adhesives or lubricants. The specific tasks of conformity assessment in the chemical and oil field of activity are as varied as the sector itself.

In the sampling and analysis of chemical products, testing and inspection ranges for example from composites, organic coatings and fuels to packaging materials and fertilisers. Physical or chemical analyses of mineral oil and related products also fall into this field of activity.

Accreditation in this area is for the most part on a voluntary basis, sought by the conformity assessment bodies concerned primarily as additional evidence of their competence and as a further argument in favour of their service in competition with others. At the same time, the test or inspection reports in this sector are a relevant factor for the approval of products or to provide support with trade in goods.

Our departments in the chemistry and oil sector

Chemical Products

The Chemical Products department consists of two technical fields: “Analysis of chemical products” and “Sampling of chemical products”

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Head of Department
Dr. Olga Lettau

Mineral Oil / Operating Fluids Automotive

The Mineral Oil / Operating Fluids Automotive department is responsible for the accreditation of laboratories dealing with chemical and physico-chemical analysis of mineral oils and related products.

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Head of Department
Dr.-Ing. Ernst Ulrich

Application examples of accredited services in this field of activity

  • Physical, physico-chemical, chemical, biological and special analysis (such as effectiveness testing of disinfectants) in the chemical industry and under the REACH Regulation; OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 (testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products)
  • Testing or inspection of specific consumer products, chemical raw materials, intermediate and end products, mineral building materials, composites, organic coatings, inorganic coatings, paints, varnishes, stains, solid fuels, liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, adhesives, plastics, paper and cardboard, metals and metal alloys, glass, ceramics, textiles, packaging materials, films, fertilisers, natural raw materials
  • Testing of fuels including petrochemicals, crude oil, bitumen, lubricants including engine tests using CEC methods (Coordinating European Council)

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