Laboratory Testing Inc. Announces Continuation of A2LA Accreditation and Expanded Scope

Top Quote A2LA has successfully audited Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA for continuation of the Lab's A2LA accreditation in mechanical, chemical and calibration services, and has approved additional capabilities. Additions to the scopes of the accreditations include axial fatigue testing, fatigue crack growth, creep rupture, double shear testing and bore micrometer calibration. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2015 - Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) was successfully audited and approved for continued accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025-2005. The scope of LTI's A2LA accreditation was also expanded for mechanical testing and calibration services. Bore micrometers were added to the calibration certificate.

    The expanded mechanical testing certificate now includes:
    o Axial Fatigue
    o Fatigue Crack Growth
    o Creep Rupture
    o Double Shear

    A2LA is an internationally recognized standard for competence of testing in the industry. All three of LTI's A2LA accreditation certificates, Mechanical Testing (including Metallographic Evaluation and Dimensional Testing), Chemical Testing and Calibration, are valid until March 31, 2017. Laboratory Testing Inc. first received A2LA accreditation in 1989 and has continued to expand the scope of accredited services over the past 25 years.

    "The owners of this family-run business are committed to reinvesting back into the company. As Lab Testing continues to add new equipment and capabilities, we also pursue accreditation for the services to meet the full needs of our customers", said Frank Peszka, Director of Quality.

    ISO /IEC 17025 identifies all the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories must meet in order to demonstrate that they operate a quality system, are technically competent and can generate technically valid results. These clearly defined requirements help laboratories in developing their quality, administrative and technical operations and guide customers, regulators and accrediting bodies in confirming the technical competence of these labs.

    ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc.
    Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, sales ( @ ) labtesting dot com or 800-784-2882.

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