PTL has been a NATA accredited laboratory for many years. Over that time PTL has produced a multitude of independent test reports, verifying the performance of a large range of water transfer related products. These products are designed to provide meaningful solutions across a range of applications and once proven by PTL's rigorous testing regime, go on to play an integral role in fluid media control. Providing technical expertise and the guarantee of independence, PTL's NATA accreditation ensures integrity and quality in globally recognised reports to assist product designers, manufacturers and consumers alike.
What is NATA? A proven network of best-practice technical experts
The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) provides a foundation for confidence in Australia's calibration, testing, and inspection activities. NATA technical auditing (accreditation) also underpins the certification of a range of products and services. NATA adds value to thousands of such services in business, industry and government, both in Australia and internationally.
NATA is the authority responsible for providing the assessment, training services to, and accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, technical facilities, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia and internationally. It is also Australia's compliance monitoring authority for the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services. NATA formally recognises that these facilities produce reliable technical results which make the world a safer and more certain place. NATA's work increases community confidence and trust in a facility's services, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.
Established in 1947, NATA is the world's first comprehensive laboratory accreditation body, and is still one of the largest.
NATA is a not-for-profit company operating as an association owned and governed by its members and representatives from industry, government and professional bodies. NATA is largely self-funded and has memoranda of understanding with the Australian Government and various state and territory governments that recognise its key role in Australia's technical infrastructure. The Australian Government uses NATA-accredited facilities wherever possible and encourages state and territory governments and other instrumentalities to do likewise.