Sinterite has renewed it of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to May 2019.

This allows the furnace maker to continue to perform certified calibrations for furnace users, which is required by many of the group’s customers. The accreditation is with the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB), which specializes in the ISO Standard.

Since first achieving this accreditation in 2013, Sinterite has improved its measurement of uncertainty to a +/- 2.4°F. In addition, the company has increased its calibration parameters to now include type N and S Thermocouples.

The ISO 17025 Accreditation is similar to the 9001 Standard, held by several other Gasbarre companies, but applies directly to organizations that produce testing and calibration results, such as laboratories. Laboratories use this standard to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results. Accreditation is simply formal recognition of a demonstration of that competence.

This story is adapted from material from Sinterite, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.