IARMA assures the highest quality of its CRMs through its specialists who possess international experience and by applying the following principles:
• The homogeneity and stability of the CRMs are assured through dedicated homogeneity and stability studies;
• The reference values and associated uncertainties are assigned based on measurement results of expert laboratories and validated analytical procedures;
• The metrological traceability of the reference values to SI units is assured and a statement of metrological traceability is always provided;
• Strong collaboration with a group of Expert Laboratories and Advisory Panel to provide an independent review of CRMs.
IARMA provides world-wide distribution and sales of certified reference materials to support measurement accuracy, method validation and quality control in radiological and environmental laboratories, in a range of sectors including:
environmental radiation monitoring of nuclear power plants, natural environmental radioactivity measurements, measurements of radioactive waste, measurements related to corrosion products of nuclear reactors and export/import control of goods.
IARMA can also provide custom-made CRMs to meet the specific needs of a customer. Several projects of environmental radioactivity CRMs were concluded.