Success Stories of MRA

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DSME – BP, USA (2002)

DSME : Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Claim

  • Offshore plant order by BP, USA
  • Calibration traceability to NIST required
  • Solution
  • DSME, accredited by KOLAS, which is a member of APLAC and ILAC MRA
  • DSME, keeping its standards traceable to KRISS
  • NIST confirmed that “traceability to KRISS is equivalent to traceability to NIST” via the CIPM MRA, to which NIST and KRISS are signatories
  • BP accepted accreditation by KOLAS and calibration certificates issued by KRISS

Benefit

  • 11 million US dollars saved
  • Invested 30,000 US dollars for calibration

SHI – SEIC, Russia (2003)

SHI : Samsung Heavy Industry
SEIC : Sakhalin Energy Investment Company

Claim

  • SHI constructed an offshore platform ordered by SEIC, Russia
  • All the measuring instruments attached to the platform required traceability to NMS of Russia

Solution

  • KRISS and VNIMS are signatories to the CIPM MRA
  • KRISS and VNIIMS concluded a protocol recognizing the equivalency of NMS in both countries
  • SEIC approved all of the KRISS-traceable SHI measuring instruments as traceable to VNIIMS

Benefit

  • 16 million US dollars saved
  • Invested 150,000 US dollars for calibration

POSCO – India, Mexico (2004)

POSCO : Pohang Steel and Iron Company

Claim

  • A Mexican manufacturer of automobile parts demanded proof of reliability of POSCO steel
  • An Indian buyer of POSCO steel required certification from BIS (Bureau of India Standard)

Solution

  • POSCO, accredited by KOLAS, which is a member of APLAC and ILAC MRA
  • POSCO, keeping its standards traceable to KRISS, which is a signatory to the CIPM MRA
  • POSCO’s steel accepted without restriction in India and Mexico

Benefit

  • 5 million US dollars saved
  • Invested 70,000 US dollars for calibration