NSF International was founded in 1944 with the mission of protecting and improving global human health. NSF International is a global independent and accredited organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products, providing education and risk management for the food, water and consumer goods industries. As a market leader in the area of plastic pipe testing and product certification, NSF establishes whether customers’ materials meet the various industry requirements.
NSF International’s pipe test lab uses IPT Airless Pressure Testers and IptDataLogging test data management software. Data communication is performed automatically via Pipeson software. Software from IPT and Pipeson are used to facilitate test data management, data communication and data evaluation.
“The integration of IptDataLogging and the Pipeson software suite has increased the efficiency of our lab. Previously the task of updating all projects was a manual process that took several hours. Now that the procedure is automated we update all running projects each morning, which means that our customers always have access to the most recent data. Automation also ensures 100% data integrity,” says Laura Schell, Principal Engineer.
“Having access to data that is updated on a daily basis also makes it easier for our lab staff to be proactive. They can identify trends that may become issues in the future at an early stage. Another significant benefit is that those of our customers who use the Pipeson software have 24/7 online access to the most recently updated test data.
Customized software solution
NSF International implemented the complete Pipe Data Flow System in 2013 and since then a number of new features have been developed in order to meet their specific data evaluation and data communication needs.
“Since the implementation we have worked closely with Pipeson in order to customize the solutions to our particular needs. It has been an enjoyable and efficient process and I have often had a draft of the feature I have requested within a week.”
Future proof test data communication
Pipeson’s online service, in combination with IPT software, is an integral part of a ‘future proof’
“We move in the direction of considering it the most natural thing in the world to have instant access
to what we need when we need it. Test data is not an exception to this rule.”