Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) ‘s Coal Lab recently got ISO17025:2017 re-accreditation, Process Engineer Mr Prince Nakedi unpacks this great milestone.
MCM Laboratory was established in 1987 with the aim to prepare samples and ship off to Amcoal Central Coal aboratory in Witbank South Africa for testing.
The Laboratory then continued to grow and increase machine fleet and competency of the resources.
From the inception of onsite Laboratory operations to date, valuable material information in terms of reporting have improved from a turn-around-time (TAT) of one (1) month to two (2) hours which is best practice for coal processing plants.
MCM Laboratory, as an in-house service provider for mine-wide operations have partnered with respective stakeholders for support in quality management and
compliance which also serve as contractual obligations to unlock and support trade with the seaborne market.
The laboratory was introduced to fulfil customers’ standards as well as MCM internal clients’ standards.