Skandia flammability laboratory earns ISO 17025 accreditation

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Skandia’s flammability testing laboratory has earned ISO 17025 accreditation through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) designation.

“Earning this accreditation is a major accomplishment for Skandia,” said Jarod Triplett, vice president at Skandia. “As our business continues to grow it will ensure our customer base is confident that we meet the highest levels of flammability testing standards. The accreditation does not only include our processes, but also the training and testing procedures for our flammability testing technicians.

“The A2LA certification follows the ISO 17025 standard that’s been agreed upon by regulators for setting the highest levels of testing competence within the laboratory,” said Triplett. “ISO 17025 is specifically created for laboratories conducting testing and calibrations. Our customers know that every test is performed to the same standards so the results are reliable under any circumstance.”

Jeff Vardell, Skandia’s quality assurance manager, said that the A2LA certification qualifies Skandia to administer 12 flammability tests for its customers, including: horizontal burn test (2.5in/min burn rate); horizontal burn test (4.0in/min burn rate); 12-second vertical test; 60-second vertical test; waste containment testing; oil burn test; 45° angle test; 60° wire test; thermal acoustic flame propagation testing; heat release testing; smoke emission (density) test; and smoke toxicity test.

“That is why the wide scope of this particular accreditation is so important to us,” said Triplett. “We have so many customers around the world and they each require specific testing requirements. This one accreditation ensures that we can meet their needs.”

May 29, 2015

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