Customer: pH Srl, founded in 1982 and absorbed by TÜV Italy in 2013, makes testing activities in two laboratories for food & environment sector. Accredited by ACCREDIA in compliance to the ISO IEC 17025 standard, pH is the first laboratory in Italy for number of accreditet tests (over 600). Competence, reliability, technical assistance to the customer are the strenghts of the company.
Needs: pH works an average of 90.000 samples per year: emissions into the atmosphere, waste, asbestos, soil, and so on. A big part of the work in pH refers to the collaboration with Eni-Syndial. According to this collaboration, the samples entering the laboratory must guarantee specific Quality Assurance & Quality Control tests of analytic data. pH has been using Prolab.Q since 2005 – in 2012 there was a project for the integration of the QA/QC into the LIMS.
Solutions: the QA/QC module of Prolab.Q was perfect for the needs of the customer. For rvery method, a QAPP plan is cretead. It defines the type and frequency of quality controls needed. The samples are grouped in batches, and batches are grouped in an entity called data package, that generates the report data packagee and the EDD file. pH also interfaced the laboratory instruments with the LIMS.