SINT Technology’s laboratory was accredited by SINAL (“National System for the Accreditation of Laboratories”) on 25 February 2009 with Certificate no. 0910.

The list of tests for which the laboratory is accredited may be consulted on SINAL’s official site (www.sinal.it/eng/index.htm). The tests concern the sectors of strain gage measurement, residual stress, vibration, modal analysis and acoustics.

SINAL accreditation:

– testifies the technical competence of the staff, use of the right instrumentation, the impartiality of the testing engineers and of the laboratory’s technical assessments;

– testifies the organization complies with the management and technical requirements under standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025;

– is recognized:

* in all the member countries of the European Union and EFTA under the (MLA) agreement for mutual recognition signed between SINAL and the other accreditation bodies belonging to the EA (European Co-operation for
Accreditation) association.
* worldwide under the multilateral international agreement for mutual recognition (ILAC arrangement) signed between SINAL and the accreditation bodies belonging to ILAC (International Laboratory
Accreditation Cooperation).

Accreditation is a voluntary decision of testing laboratories, calibration centers and certification bodies which want to demonstrate at international level that they work with skill and professionalism in accordance with the principles of sound procedures, independence, impartiality and integrity.

Any laboratory accredited to Standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 (SINAL) is judged both on the basis of its Quality System and for its technical competence in relation to specific tests. An ISO 9001 certified business is judged only on its Quality System.

From June 2008 the companies SINT Technology and HBM have established a new partnership concerning the sale of the automatic system for measuring residual stress RESTAN-MTS3000 (more details on this product in the section “Off-the-shelf products\RESTAN-MTS3000”).

HBM is a global market leader in weighing technologies, test and measurement, with 50 years of know-how in strain-gage and measurement technology.

HBM’s sales network operates 27 subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia with approximately 1,500 employees. In addition, the company is represented in a further 40 countries worldwide: this provides fast technical support around the world.

For more information on HBM and on the products for the experimental stress analysis:

www.hbm.com/en/menu/applications/experimental-stress-analysis/

Strain gauge – amplifier – data acquisition software
The complete measurement chain for Experimental Stress Analysis from HBM

Level I examination period: 28-29 November 2006

Level II examination period: 28-29 November 2006

Location of examinations: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI)

Cost of level I examination: € 530/candidate
Cost of level II examination: € 670/candidate

Eventual lodging: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI).

Level I course period: 6-8 November 2006
Level II course period: 6-10 November 2006

Location of courses: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI)

Cost of level I course: € 920/candidate, including 3 meals each day of the course
Cost of level II course: € 1180/candidate, including 5 meals each day of the course

Eventual lodging: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI)

N.B. The courses will be held for a minimum number of 8 participants.

SINT Technology offers an integrated service for the operators of installations subject to the EU Emisssions Trading Scheme who are responsible for planning and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions.

It is therefore necessary to have established procedures for assessing and monitoring emissions and for emissions reporting. CO2 allowances are tradable and therefore form an integral part of an installation’s economical as well as technological credit-debit balance (see “Measurement and Test Laboratory – Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions”).

SINT Technology is completing a campaign conducted in 24 thermoelectric power plants throughout Italy involving evaluation of the uncertainties of measurement of thermal cycle fuel supply and steam flow rates.

Evaluation of the uncertainty related to measurement of these flow rates enables the power generation process to be certified in compliance with Executive Orders DL 215/04 and C (2004) 130 making it possible to establish to a high degree of reliability the efficiency of individual plants also in terms of environmental impact (see “Measurement and Test Laboratory – Evaluation of the uncertainty of measurements”).

SINT Technology has been accredited an Energy Saving Company (ESCO) by the Electricity and Gas Authority. In such a capacity it is entitled to apply for verification and certification of energy savings achieved through projects implemented in end consumers’ plants, as required for subsequent issue of energy efficiency certificates (see “Measurement and Test Laboratory – ESCO”).

The new version of the system is an update of the previous model, introduced at the beginning of 2005.

A number of components are now made of rigid plastic (ertacetal), making the system even lighter and bringing the total weight down to less than 5 kg.

Level I examination period: 3-4 November 2005
Level II examination period: 3-4 November 2005

Location of examinations: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI)

Cost of level I examination: € 530/candidate
Cost of level II examination: € 670/candidate

Eventual lodging: Hotel conventioned with SINT Technology

Level I course period: 17-19 October 2005
Level II course period: 17-21 October 2005

Location of courses: Hotel Delta Florence, Via Vittorio Emanuele 3, 50041 Calenzano (FI)

Cost of level I course: € 920/candidate, including 3 meals each day of the course
Cost of level II course: € 1180/candidate, including 5 meals each day of the course

Eventual lodging: Hotel conventioned with SINT Technology

N.B. The courses will be held for a minimum number of 8 participants.