Additional Tests Boost KeyLAB’s Appeal

Please note that the following news item is an archived article. Therefore any links and information may now be out of date.

sieve2

Over the last 18 months Peter Keeton has been heading up a team at Keynetix to write British Standard and ASTM Standard compliant test definitions, laboratory worksheets and reports for KeyLAB. This work has now been included free of charge with the latest installer of KeyLAB and enables new users of the software to be operational much quicker than ever before.

Peter Keeton has over 40 years of experience working in and managing geotechnical laboratories for Soil Mechanics and was an influential member of the CEN European Standards working group on geotechnical testing. Over this time he has produced many versions of laboratory worksheets for each test.

“By including the latest versions of Peter’s work into the system we have already seen an increase in the number of customers who are running trials of KeyLAB” said Dr Roger Chandler, Keynetix Managing Director.

“The out of the box value of KeyLAB has increased significantly with this work and many users are now adopting the system with the standard sheets and only need to modify them with their company logos and details.”

Peter has also been working more with small and medium sized laboratories to help them use the software efficiently and prepare for gaining accreditation status.

In order to assess the current status of a laboratory’s progress toward accreditation, Peter conducts an in-depth independent audit covering all of the accreditation elements. The audit report provides the laboratory with a good understanding of that status and more importantly, identifies any and all deficiencies. The laboratory can then, with guidance and assistance from the auditor and Peter, produce a detailed plan for improvement.

“Having been working in the background for the last 18 months with KeyLAB I am really enjoying the challenge of helping laboratories implement the software and working towards accreditation” said Peter Keeton. “We will have the final tests available over the next two months and by the end of April should have most of the standard BS, ASTM and Rock testing covered, as well as our previously announced enhancements for concrete cube, cylinder and core testing. As most LIMS systems charge per test, I have advised the board in Keynetix to raise the price of KeyLAB once all tests are available as the product will include around a man year of my work and allow laboratories to cut their implementation time by many weeks.”

KeyLAB trial copies are available to laboratories who wish to investigate the system further by visiting www.keynetix.com/keylab

Laboratories can employ Peter as part of their preparation for UKAS accreditation and should contact Keynetix directly by clicking here

Existing users can download the latest release from our downloads page

 

LATEST STORIES

  • Tuesday 16 April 2019

    Easter Opening Hours

    Keynetix will be observing the National Bank Holiday's over the Easter Period. The offices will close at 17:30 on Thursday 18th April and will re-open at 09:00 on Tuesday 23rd April.

    Read more
  • Monday 15 April 2019

    End of Life Support Date for Microsoft Products Affecting Keynetix Software

    In the next few months, Microsoft are retiring extended support for both Windows 7 and the SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 r2 versions. For users who initially installed HoleBASE SI before 26th September 2014 (Versions less than 1.22.0.x) and users who installed KeyLAB before the start of 2015 and who haven’t already upgraded should particularly check to ensure that they are not affected.

    Read more
  • Monday 18 March 2019

    Going to GeoCongress? Meet the Keynetix.cloud team while you are there

    Keynetix will be exhibiting and speaking at GeoCongress, which takes place from Sunday 24th March through to Wednesday 27th March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.

    Read more
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019

    Civils Extension Getting Started Videos Now Available

    Following our recent release of our Template Studio Getting Started videos, the team have been hard at work refreshing the videos for other products across the Keynetix product range. We are pleased to announce the release of the Civils Extension Getting Started videos which replace the older videos on our Keynetix Assist website.

    Read more
  • Wednesday 28 November 2018

    Getting Started Video Guide Now Available for Template Studio

    A brand new series of Getting Started videos, ideal for both new and experienced Template Studio users

    Read more