Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA has been re-approved as a supplier of Calibration, Nondestructive Testing and Material Testing Services, including mechanical, chemical and accelerated corrosion testing, for members of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) after successfully completing a member audit. LTI has been in business since 1984 and was first approved to provide services to NUPIC members shortly after the Committee was formed in 1989.
The recent week-long audit was run by Exelon Generation Corp., and also involved members of Exelon Power Labs, Duke Power and Dominion Resources Services. The audit team concluded that Laboratory Testing is effectively implementing their Quality Assurance Program consistent with the requirements of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B and 10 CFR 21. As a result, LTI will remain on the NUPIC Approved Suppliers List for another thirty months. The results of the latest audit will be made available to all interested NUPIC members.
The Laboratory Testing Inc. quality system is also in accordance with ASME NQA-1 for the nuclear industry. In addition, LTI has successfully completed audits and has been approved by Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC) member Crane Nuclear and by numerous other companies in the power generation industry to perform materials testing, nondestructive testing and/or calibration services, including:
Alloy Stainless Products
B & G Manufacturing
Dubose National Energy
Energy & Process
General Nuclear Corp.
Newport News Industries
NUPIC members include all domestic U.S. nuclear utilities, and several international members. The Committee was formed in 1989 as a merger between the utility members of the Coordination Agency for Supplier Evaluation (CASE) Nuclear Section and the Nuclear Supplier Quality Assurance Committee (NSQAC). NUPIC seeks to provide an interface for procurement QA activities, a forum for discussion of supplier quality assurance issues, and a cooperative program for the evaluation of supplier performance.
About Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI)
Laboratory Testing Inc. (labtesting.com) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory located in Hatfield, PA (USA). The company has been in business since 1984 and 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 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA and certified to ISO/IEC 17025, 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 companys 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.