Crystal Engineering Announces A2LA Accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540


Crystal Engineering Announces A2LA Accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540
Awarded by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

San Luis Obispo, CA - Crystal Engineering Corporation, a leading pressure instrumentation company, announces that it has been awarded calibration accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Crystal Engineering's accomplishment will also be recognized by ILAC, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, giving more credibility overseas.

ISO 17025 certification, is a global compliance system for calibration and testing laboratories requiring strict adherence in order to guarantee the reliability of the measurements provided. "Accreditation attests to the technical capability of a laboratory to carry out certain types of measurement and "raises the bar".

Additionally, accreditation validates our specifications which are expressed as a percent of the indicated reading (rather than of the full scale range of the product). Few similar products are specified this way," says Tom Halaczkiewicz, President of Crystal Engineering. This ISO certification recognizes Crystal Engineering's commitment to deliver reliable, high quality products and to continually improve development processes. The scope of the ISO certificate includes the calibration, repair and service of test and measurement equipment and software.

A2LA Accreditation imposes stricter requirements than ISO 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540 certification alone, particularly focusing on technical competence, traceability of measurements and proficiency of the calibration lab. A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society whose mission is to meet the needs of both laboratories and their users for competent testing and calibration; improve the quality of laboratories and the data they produce; and increase acceptance of accredited laboratory data to facilitate trade, based on internationally accepted criteria for competence (ISO/IEC 17025:2005). "Although our products have been accepted and used as the artifacts for inter-laboratory comparisons all over the world (as required by ISO17025), we were not accredited. This accreditation will eliminate the cost of having our products recertified by a local recognized body. It will also be especially beneficial to our customers in highly regulated industries, such as the manufacture of pharmaceuticals," says Tom. A2LA-accredited laboratories are recognized and accepted in 46 countries around the globe and in over 30 federal, state and local government agencies, companies and associations.

For over 25 years, Crystal Engineering Corporation has been producing innovative, portable pressure measuring equipment and software that are accurate, reliable and easy to use. Our gauges and calibrators are used to measure pressure, calibrate other pressure measuring equipment and diagnose the performance of equipment that depends on pressures within it or applied to it. Our products are used worldwide in a variety of applications including NASA space shuttle flights, the International Space Station, and by top race car teams. Crystal Engineering manufactures products that are CSA, ATEX and IECEx Scheme registered.

For more information about Crystal Engineering, visit www.crystalengineering.net.

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