Our Business Standards
Instrument calibration is a standardized process and one that must produce repeatable and reliable results every time it is performed. At MicronPA, accreditations such as ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 provide a way to ensure that all work is done correctly and to high standards that our clients can count on every time.
ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 are the two most important calibration standards used by labs in the United States. Though they have many similarities, an ISO/IEC 17025 calibration lab and an ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 calibration lab are not identical. Both standards stress the need for technician competence and ongoing training. Accredited labs must employ repeatable processes that can be scaled upwards as demand requires.
ISO/IEC 17025, however, is international in scope. It outlines specific traceability requirements in SI units. It is also broader, as it covers testing as well as calibration services. Both standards help labs run leaner operations that do more with less. At MicronPA, this ultimately translates to greater value for our customers.
Labs registered with either ISO/IEC 17025 or ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 — ideally both — are better equipped to provide service you can count on, whether you have one instrument that requires calibration or 100. Working with a certified calibration lab is a requirement of many regulatory standards. Even if your organization or industry isn’t required to work with a certified lab, doing so gives you the confidence of knowing all calibrations are performed using sophisticated equipment and industry-standard best practices.
If you plan on expanding your business into new markets or international territories, trust an ISO 17025 calibration company like MicronPA. Our credentials are only one part of what makes us a leading partner to demanding organizations, but it’s one that speaks to our commitment to reliable and repeatable processes as well as leadership in our industry.
Micron Inspection & Calibration Services, Inc. is a full-service calibration and inspection laboratory, established as a family-owned and operated business in November 1997 that faithfully serves South Central PA and businesses throughout the nation. We are proudly accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA); Certificate Number 2917.01.
As part of our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, our technicians and managers are trained and tested on all aspects of the Quality and Management Systems and are required to participate in Proficiency Testing as administered by NAPT, an independent third party. In this process, the participating labs are required to calibrate the same NAPT supplied Master Gages and submit their findings to NAPT. The data is then statistically analyzed and categorized as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Unsatisfactory results require a detailed corrective action with root-cause analysis until a satisfactory result is achieved. This allows us to make sure our internal training program is effective and our technicians are properly trained and remain fully qualified.
Use of current technology and machines only further enhance a technician’s ability to produce consistent and accurate results. Therefore, we always have and will continue to invest in such technologies.
Our calibration procedures are based on ANSI, ASME, ASTM, or NAVAIR procedures, which are nationally accepted and are considered validated. Use of such procedures ensures reliable results. As part of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, our procedures are closely scrutinized and approved by highly trained auditors from A2LA.