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Gill Wind Tunnel achieves independent UKAS Accreditation

The Gill Merlin wind tunnel has successfully been accredited by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the calibration of velocity instruments.

UKAS accreditation certifies that the quality, process and operation of the tunnel equipment complies with safety and confidence standards, traceable to ISO 17025.

The Gill high speed wind tunnel named ‘Merlin’ was designed and built by Gill engineers and is now one of the fastest instrumentation wind speed tunnels in Europe, with a maximum mean tunnel velocity of 110 m/s (246mph/396kph).

Under the accreditation a variety of equipment can be calibrated in the tunnel between 5 and 80m/s including pitot tubes, thermal anemometers, vane anemometers and ultrasonic anemometers.

The accreditation was managed by Labcal Ltd which was recently acquired by the Gill Group. Labcal offers independently accredited laboratory services to UKAS (ILAC) and ISO 17025 standards for a wide range of parameters including gas flow, temperature, humidity, air speed, pressure and liquid flow.

Commenting on the accreditation, Paul Rogers, Gill Instruments Head of Sales, said “The independent accreditation of our wind tunnel means we can now offer test and calibration services and customers can be confident in the accuracy of their results as all measurements can be traced to internationally recognised standards. We will shortly release a full list of all the test and calibration services available, but in the meantime customers should contact us directly for more information”.

For more information on the Merlin Wind Tunnel, please contact 01590 613500.



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