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Battelle Completes VerifiGlobal Verification for RemScan

Battelle has completed verification of RemScan™, a portable handheld instrument for rapid field measurements of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs). It is the first technology to be verified under the new VerifiGlobal Performance Verification Protocol for environmental technologies consistent with the requirements of ISO 14034. 

VerifiGlobal was launched in response to the new ISO 14034 standard for verification of environmental technologies, which went into effect in November of 2016. It is composed of a consortium of companies and organizations providing independent, third-party testing and verification services for all types of environmental technologies under the new standard. The VerifiGlobal Performance Verification Protocol supports performance measurement and verification across multiple international jurisdictions. The goal is to provide global verification services that allow companies to “test once and sell anywhere.” John Neate, Managing Director of VerifiGlobal, explains, "VerifiGlobal is a comprehensive performance verification platform with global market reach, offering the flexibility of working with local experts and testing organizations."

Battelle is a founding member of VerifiGlobal and holds a seat on the VerifiGlobal board. Battelle has a long history of testing and verification for environmental technologies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ETV program. They also provide environmental technology development and transfer services for EPA, the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government and commercial organizations. Battelle’s work for VerifiGlobal builds on decades of experience with environmental technologies for characterization, treatment and monitoring of contaminated sites. 

To be recognized as a VerifiGlobal verification provider, Battelle completed a peer assessment conducted by other VerifiGlobal Alliance members. The review confirmed that Battelle’s verification processes are compliant with ISO 14034 and the VerifiGlobal Performance Verification Protocol. With this conformity assessment completed and documented, Battelle can conduct independent verification and testing services on products that environmental technology companies are aiming to bring their services to new markets around the globe.

RemScan is the first technology to complete verification and be granted a certificate under VerifiGlobal’s ISO 14034 protocol. The VerifiGlobal certificate shows that RemScan has been independently reviewed and shown to deliver the performance claimed by the company as detailed in the verification statement available on the VerifiGlobal website. Because the verification was completed using ISO 14034 standards, the VerifiGlobal verification statement will enable it to be marketed in all areas of the world that recognize ISO 14034.