ISO 17025 accreditation for Skandia flammability lab


June 8, 2015 – Skandia’s vice president, Jarod Triplett, has announced that the company’s flammability testing laboratory has gained ISO 17025 accreditation through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) designation. According to Triplett, the accreditation includes processes, as well as training and testing procedures for 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,” Triplett said. “ISO 17025 is specifically created for laboratories conducting testing and calibrations.”

Skandia’s A2LA certification qualifies the company to administer 12 different flammability tests for its customers, including:

• Horizontal burn test (2.5″/min burn rate)

• Horizontal burn test (4.0″/min burn rate)

• 12-second vertical test

• 60-second vertical test

• Waste containment testing

• Oil burn test

• 45 degree angle test

• 60 degree wire test

• Thermal acoustic flame propagation testing

• Heat release testing

• Smoke emission (density) test

• Smoke toxicity test

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