A2LA Accreditation Renewed for Calibration and Material Testing at Laboratory Testing Inc.


HATFIELD, PA – Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has renewed and expanded its A2LA accreditations with The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. LTI holds A2LA accreditation certificates for calibration services and material testing services including mechanical testing (with metallographic evaluation and dimensional inspection) and chemical testing. Laboratory Testing Inc. recently underwent a routine renewal audit by A2LA and was awarded new accreditation certificates that are valid to March 31, 2015.



This most recent A2LA renewal includes the addition of Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) under the Mechanical Testing umbrella and a number of new calibration services performed by LTI Metrology, the calibration and dimensional inspection division of Laboratory Testing Inc. The additions to the scope of calibration include:



Hex Plugs

Laser Micrometers

Micrometer Set Masters

Reticles

Microscopes

Brinell Hardness Testers

Microhardness Testers (Knoop and Vickers)

Torque Transducers

Infrared Temperature Gages

Stopwatches

Humidity Equipment

Frequency-measuring Equipment



The accreditation certificates provided by A2LA state that LTI is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories). Therefore, LTI meets the requirements of industry and international standards which state that laboratories shall be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by a recognized accreditation body. The quality program followed throughout LTI also complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.



Laboratory Testing Inc. received its first A2LA accreditation certificate in 1989 for dimensional testing and added the calibration certificate in 2001. The lab has continued to expand the scope of accredited material testing and calibration services over the past 20 years. All of LTI's current accreditations may be viewed on the company website at http://www.labtesting.com/quality-accreditations.php.

 

ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc. - Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA is an independent laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. LTI is accredited by PRI/Nadcap in materials and nondestructive testing and accredited by A2LA to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 for calibration services and materials testing including mechanical, metallurgical, chemical, corrosion and dimensional testing. The nondestructive testing services include ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant testing, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Certified Test Reports provide answers about material properties, characteristics, weaknesses, defects and composition. The company's calibration division, LTI Metrology, performs dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Field calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are provided. Calibration Certificates are provided for each instrument calibrated. Information on LTI services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com.


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