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Hatfield, PA, United States, 2014/05/01 - A2LA has approved Laboratory Testing, Inc. of Hatfield, PA for additional calibration capabilities under its accreditation. Additions to the scope of the accreditation include new hardness tester calibration capabilities, an expanded range of balances.
Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has expanded its scope of accreditation for calibration services through A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). LTI first became A2LA accredited for calibration services in 2001, and has continued to add new capabilities throughout the years.
The recent additional approvals to the calibration certificate are as follows:
• Indicators from 2 in. to 6 in.;
• ISO EN Specifications to Hardness Testing;
• Range of Balances & Scales expanded to 2.5Kg;
• Field calibration for Balances & Scales and Force;
• Indirect Verification of Leeb Hardness field calibration.
Hardness tester calibration verifies that the equipment is operating within the manufacturer’s stated tolerances for the grade or model. Laboratory Testing Inc., through its division LTI Metrology, determines the accuracy of the instrument, makes the necessary adjustments to bring it back within the manufacturers’ tolerances and certifies it back to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The field technicians can service digital load cell and analog manual testers, and most hardness and microhardness models including Brinell, Rockwell, Knoop, Vickers, Leeb and Durometer.
Balance and scale calibration service confirms that this equipment is reporting accurate measures and weights when in use. In some cases, the technician can make adjustments to correct the accuracy of the scale or balance. Service can be provided in the lab at LTI or in the field for most models of digital and mechanical scales and balances.
Calibration of force equipment is essential for consistent performance delivery. LTI Metrology has the capability to execute force calibration from 0 to over 100,000 LBF.
All calibration results are detailed by Laboratory Testing Inc. in a Calibration Certificate, which also lists As Found and As Left conditions, NIST-traceability and A2LA accreditation. Materials testing and dimensional inspection services are also covered by the laboratory’s A2LA accreditation certificates.
About Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI)
Laboratory Testing Inc. (labtesting.com) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology 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. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Testing services include mechanical testing, chemical analysis, metallurgical testing, corrosion analysis and nondestructive testing such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and plastics. The company’s metrology division performs dimensional inspection and dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Field calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are provided.