Universal Testing Machine Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Receives Accreditation From Standards Malaysia
(6 July 2012)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) becomes the first private university in Malaysia awarded by the Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) when its Universal Testing Machine (UTM) Laboratory was accredited under Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia (SAMM) based on MS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’.
Puan Fadilah Baharin, the Director General of STANDARDS MALAYSIA presented the accreditation certificate of MS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to UTP’s Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Hj. Kasim, at a special presentation ceremony on 6 July, 2012.
The UTM Laboratory is managed by Laboratory Facilities & Services Unit (LFSU) UTP, which is one of the units under Academic Central Services Department. It has successfully undergone the accreditation process and demonstrated technical competence for mechanical testing and the operation of a laboratory management system since 1 February 2012.
The laboratory provides tensile testing services for metallic materials, unreinforced and reinforced plastics. It is committed to provide the highest quality of services to meet its clients’ expectation and requirement.
The accredited scope of testing for the UTM Laboratory is available in STANDARDS MALAYSIA’s website at
About UniversitiTeknologi PETRONAS
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and offers a wide range of engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, complemented by a strong focus on Research and Development (R&D). The programmes are designed with high industry relevance. It has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia and currently has about 5,600 undergraduates and 900 postgraduates from 60 countries around the world. UTP has been rated as Tier 5 (Excellent) University for year 2009 Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’09) by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. In addition to its engineering and technology based programmes, UTP also provides quality education in the areas of management and the humanities, with the aim of producing graduates who are well rounded exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.
UTP conducts extensive research and development activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Biomedical Engineering, CO2 Management, Deepwater Technology, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Hybrid Energy Systems, Green Technologies, Intelligent City, Nanotechnology and Sustainable Resources.
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About STANDARDS MALAYSIA
The Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) was established in 1996, an agency under the ambit of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). We are governed by the Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549) and appointed as National Standards Body (NSB) as well as the National Accreditation Body.
Our two main functions are the development and promotion of Malaysian Standards (MS) and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) such as certification bodies, laboratories and inspection bodies. ‘Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia’ or Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia is one of three schemes offered by Accreditation Division, STANDARDS MALAYSIA. To date we have accredited over 550 laboratories in various fields. STANDARDS MALAYSIA has also been accepted to be one of the International Laboratory Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) Signatories since 2003. The aim of ILAC MRA is to increase use and acceptance by industry as well as government of the results from accredited laboratories, including results from laboratories in other countries. In this way, the free-trade goal of "a product tested once and accepted everywhere" can be realized. This means that the test or calibration reports from STANDARDS MALAYSIA’s accredited laboratories is widely accepted and recognized internationally.
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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS &
Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA)
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