After the VLB moved with all institutes and testing laboratories into its new training and education center this September, a new assessment by the German Accreditation Body GmbH (DAkkS) was necessary. At the end of November, two DAkkS assessors reviewed the new laboratories for their suitability for the standardized testing and analysis activities – with positive result.
In addition, in the context of this assessment, new test procedures could successfully be included in the scope of accreditation of the VLB, e.g. the sampling of water from recooling plants according to VDI 2047-2 or the determination of the degree of final attenuation of congress wort according to MEBAK by means of a new miniaturized process.
The VLB Berlin offers a wide range of accredited testing and analysis activities. Since 2010, the accreditation system in Germany is completely subject to the DAkkS, an institution directly funded by the Federal Administration. The DAkkS is a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Agreement of EA (European Co-operation for Accreditation), ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and IAF (International Accreditation Forum).
As an officially accredited testing laboratory, VLB Berlin is able to offer testing and analysis activities on the basis of international standards.