Updated: Oct-02-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Calibration laboratory
Physical postal address

Bogota, ,
Colombia

Phone number
+57 6796470 / 318 557 4230
E-mail
metrologia [at] fcv.org
carlosgiraldo [at] fcv.org
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
- Power from 0 W to 300 W for electrosurgical equipment.
- Pressure from 0 cmH2O to 60 cmH2O for pulmonary ventilators and anesthesia machines
- Flow from 0 L/min to 130 L/min for flow meters and anesthesia machines.
- Volume from 0 L to 2 L for pulmonary ventilators and anesthesia machines.
- Temperature from 25 °C to 40 °C for characterization of incubators and climatic chambers.
- Humidity from 11 %Hr to 90 %Hr for characterization of incubators and climatic chambers.
- Frequency from 0.5 Hz to 5 Hz (30 BPM to 300 BPM) for monitoring and diagnostic equipment of heart rate and pulse rate.
- Pressure 0 mmHg to 300 mmHg for non-invasive pressure monitoring and diagnostic equipment.
- Temperature -5 °C to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F) for thermometers with analog or digital display.
Accreditation body
National Accreditation Organization of Colombia - ONAC
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Dr. Victor Raul Castillo, Sandra Moreno
CEO E-mail
victorcastillo [at] fcv.org

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
9
Male laboratory personnel
5
Female laboratory personnel
4

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
6
Male technical personnel
5
Female technical personnel
1

Technical Information

Fields of Metrology

Dimensional
Flow
Ionizing radiation
Mass
Pressure
Speed and velocity
Temperature
Time and frequency
Volume and density
Other
Other calibration laboratory services
Humidity
Scope of calibration services offered
Calibration object
Electrosurgery Equipment
Quantity/ Property
Power
Procedure reference
Internal procedure P-DIAH402-04 V0, Power and current calibration procedure
Range/ Limit
(0 to 300) W
CMC
0.60 W
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Lung ventilators and anesthesia machines
Quantity/ Property
Pressure
Procedure reference
Internal procedure P-DIAH402-01 V0 Calibration procedure of mechanical ventilation quantities: flow, volume and pressure.
Range/ Limit
(0 to 60) cmH2O
CMC
0.83 cmH20
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Anesthesia Machines and Flowmeters
Quantity/ Property
Flow
Procedure reference
ME- 009 procedure for the calibration of gas flow meters From the CEM of Spain Digital Edition 1.
Range/ Limit
(0 to 130) L/min
CMC
0.10 L/min
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Lung ventilators and anesthesia machines
Quantity/ Property
Volume
Procedure reference
Internal procedure P-DIAH402-01 V0 Calibration procedure of mechanical ventilation quantities: flow, volume and pressure
Range/ Limit
(0 to 2) L
CMC
0.34 mL
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Neonatal incubators and climate chambers
Quantity/ Property
Temperature
Procedure reference
Euramet CG-20 Guidelines on the Calibration of Temperature and / or Humidity Controlled Enclosure.
Range/ Limit
(25 to 40) °C
CMC
0.80 °C
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Neonatal incubators and climate chambers
Quantity/ Property
Relative Humidity
Procedure reference
Euramet CG-20 Guidelines on the Calibration of Temperature and / or Humidity Controlled Enclosure
Range/ Limit
(11 to 90) %Hr
CMC
3.1 %Hr
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Monitoring and diagnostic equipment of heart frequency or pulse.
Quantity/ Property
Frequency (Heart rate or pulse rate)
Procedure reference
Internal procedure P-DIAH402-02 V0 frequency calibration procedure (pulsatile heart) and DC voltage (invasive pressure)
Range/ Limit
(30 to 300) BPM
CMC
0.59 BPM
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Non-invasive pressure monitoring and diagnostic equipment
Quantity/ Property
Pressure
Procedure reference
OIML R16 - 1 (Non-invasive mechanical sphygmomanometers) and OIML R16 - 2 (Automatic non-invasive sphygmomanometers)
Range/ Limit
(0 to 300) mmHg
CMC
0.35 mmHg
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Thermometers with analog or digital display
Quantity/ Property
Temperature
Procedure reference
NBR 14610:2015, ABNT Brazilian Association of Technical Standards
Range/ Limit
(-5 to 70) °C
CMC
0.26 °C
Accreditation status
Yes
Calibration object
Defibrillators
Quantity/ Property
Energy
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(0 to 360) J
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Room temperature thermometers and thermohygrometers
Quantity/ Property
Temperature
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(12 to 50) °C
CMC
1.2 °C
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Thermohygrometers Hygrometers, Psychometers
Quantity/ Property
Relative Humidity
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(20 to 95) %Hr
CMC
3,1 %Hr
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Scales and balances d=1 g
Quantity/ Property
Mass
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(1 to 4110) g
CMC
2.4 g
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Scales and balances d=1 g
Quantity/ Property
Mass
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(5 to 200) kg
CMC
57 g
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Ionizing radiation equipment
Quantity/ Property
Ionizing Radiation
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(40 to 140) kV
CMC
0.63 kV
Accreditation status
No
Calibration object
Pipettes, micropipettes and small volumes
Quantity/ Property
Volume
Procedure reference
Internal procedure
Range/ Limit
(5 to 5000) uL
CMC
0.032 uL
Accreditation status
No
Uncertainty of measurements reports
Yes
Statement identifying how the measurements are metrologically traceable
Yes

How does the laboratory ensure international traceability of its measurements standards?

Through calibration certificates issues by an accredited national laboratory
Yes
Through calibration certificates issues by an accredited overseas laboratory
No
Does the lab participate in any inter- laboratory comparison?
Yes
Please provide details about the scheme
Different entities are contracted to offer the services for the magnitudes that these proficiency tests have, for the others we make a comparison with the other laboratories of the country that even though they do not have accreditation, they carry out similar processes. Comparing with standard error.
Does the laboratory sub-contract calibration work to other laboratories?
No

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of measurement?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of calibrations?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes