Industrial Services Group
The Industrial Services Group offers the services in testing and calibration both for materials and industrial products in order to upgrade the qualities of national standards comparable to the international ones. Apart from these scientific services, the Industrial Services Group also promotes the creation of a learning society by transferring scientific and technological knowledge to the public. TISTR service capabilities have been accredited under international standards, as follows: ISO / IEC 17020 for Inspection Body; ISO / IEC 17021 for Certification Body; ISO / IEC 17025 for Laboratories, Analysis, Testing and Calibration Bodies; Indicating the standard quality of work and creating customers’ confidence and increasing competitiveness of Thailand’s industries. The Group consists of 2 Centres and 1 Office as follows:
Industrial Metrology and Testing Service Centre (MTC) :
MTC provides services in testing and calibration of scientific measuring devices in various applications, for instance, metrology instruments, electrical and electronic meters, photometric instruments, measuring instruments for temperature, humidity, mechanical engineering, and chemical analysis instruments. The other services offered include testing and analysis of industrial products and raw materials for export, registration with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and applying for standard certifications from the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) and the Thai Community Product Standard (TCPS). Moreover, MTC provides mechanical testing, using both destructive and non-destructive methods; testing of materials and products according to fire safety regulations; and biological and biochemical analysis of products such as food, water, minerals, pigments, petrochemical products, drugs and cosmetics, etc. Currently, in order to strengthen the domestic rail system and in the ASEAN region, MTC has extended its service scope into certification for quality and safety of parts, equipment, and products used in the rail system, and provision of engineering consultancy services.
Material Properties Analysis and Development Centre (MPAD) :
The services provided by MPAD include analysis and testing of materials and products, particularly metallic materials including component, product, process structure, equipment boiler pressure vessels and automotive parts etc. Laboratories of the centre have successfully been awarded the ISO/IEC 17025 certification so, it is very well qualified to render consultancy service for laboratory accreditation as well as to provide consultancy service and solution to the problem on failure of materials, evaluation of performance of components, product improvement and risk assessment in production processes.
Office of Certification Body (OCB) :
OCB is an accredited certification body providing the assessment of the quality assurance systems for any organisations to ensure that the qualities either of products, processes or services conform to the international standards such as, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GMP (Law), GMP (Codex), HACCP and OHSAS /TIS 18001. OCB’s activities aim at promoting the quality of Thai industries and encourage entrepreneurs. Moreover, OCB provides the pre-assessment service and the 2nd party audit service including in-house training and public training for SMEs and entrepreneurs in order to enhance their knowledge and increase their competitiveness in the world markets. In this regard, a certificate issued by the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) will be awarded to entrepreneurs. OCB works under the supervision of the administrative committee, of which members comprise representatives from both government and private sectors. Most importantly, OCB has received an accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC) and the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS) Customers who have been certified by OCB, include for example the Expressway Authority of Thailand , Royal Thai Mint, Bangsai Arts and Crafts Center of H.M.Queen Sirikit of Thailand , Dutch Mill Company Limited, Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited.