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Quality and standards of business

Central laboratory of Oil refinery Brod JSC monitors all stages of petroleum processing – quality of crude oil, operation of processing units and quality of commercial products. The laboratory has up-to-date equipment and highly-qualified personnel which enable using authorized methods to estimate the quality of the products, which are accompanied by certificates and approvals issued by the laboratory.

In the area of physical and chemical testing of petroleum and petroleum products, Laboratory of Oil refinery Brod was initially certified in 2012 for compliance with requirements of BAS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2006 standard. From 2012 to this day, scope of accreditation has been constantly increasing, in accordance with needs and requirements of the market. At this moment, accreditation includes about 70 testing methods for petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products, asphalt and bitumen, as well as probe taking of petroleum and petroleum products.

In accordance with predefined time schedule, Laboratory provides constant monitoring of production process at technological units, as well as quality control of finished and semi-finished products.

In 2015, Oil refinery Brod implemented and certified integrated management system which complies with requirements of international standards ISO 9001:2008 – Quality management system, ISO 14001:2004 - Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety System.

In accordance with EU/305/2011 Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and harmonized standards for road bitumen (EN 12591:2009), Oil refinery has been certified since 2011 for factory management of bitumen production – CE label.

The laboratory regularly monitors European and world standards and requirements and applies them in its operation, takes part in inter-laboratory testings in cooperation with European laboratories.

Oil refinery Brod laboratory has won multiple “Excellence” awards at inter-laboratory comparative testings of diesel quality.

The awards additionally prove the advantages provided by modern laboratory equipment and highly-qualified personnel ready to provide the results of testing products with high accuracy.