A2LA Accreditation Expanded for Testing Services at Laboratory Testing Inc.

Laboratory Testing Inc. has expanded its A2LA accreditation to include an array of mechanical testing, metallurgical testing and chemical testing services. The testing laboratory has been A2LA accredited for dimensional testing and calibration services for over 20 years.

Hatfield, PA, March 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has expanded its accreditation with The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Many testing services under the umbrellas of mechanical testing and chemical testing have been added to the lab’s scope of accreditation, which previously included calibration and dimensional testing services. A2LA certificates state that LTI is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories).

The following tests have been added to the A2LA accreditation held by Laboratory Testing Inc.:

· Mechanical Testing – Hardness, Tensile and Proof Load, Jominy Hardenability, Expansion (Pin test), Flattening, Conductivity, Flare, Fastener, Bend, Stress Rupture, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Impact (Charpy), Drop Weight, Metallographic Evaluation, Weld and Braze Evaluation, and Failure Analysis.

· Chemical Testing – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Wet Chemistry, Inductively Coupled Spectroscopy (ICP-AES and ICP-MS), Combustion/Fusion (LECO), Portable X-ray Fluorescence, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Analysis, Corrosion Susceptibility, Salt Spray, and Humidity Exposure.

Laboratory Testing Inc. received its first A2LA accreditation certificate in 1989 for dimensional testing and added a certificate for calibration in 2001. The lab has continued to expand the scope of accredited testing and calibration services over the past 20 years. All of LTI’s current accreditations are valid until March 31, 2013 and may be viewed on the company website. http://www.labtesting.com/quality-accreditations.php.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. - Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA is an independent laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. LTI is accredited by PRI/Nadcap in materials and nondestructive testing and accredited by A2LA to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. The laboratory’s testing services include mechanical, chemical, metallurgical, corrosion and nondestructive testing including NDT ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and polymers. The company’s calibration division, LTI Metrology, performs dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Field calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are provided. Information on LTI services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com.

2331 Topaz Drive, Hatfield, PA 19440

Contact: Sharon Bentzley, Marketing Manager
Laboratory Testing Inc.
Phone: 215-716-7398
E-mail: sbentzley@labtesting.com
Web: www.labtesting.com
Laboratory Testing Inc.
Sharon Bentzley