Laboratory Testing Inc. Approved as Commercial Testing Laboratory for Sandia National Lab

Commercial Testing Laboratory (CTL) approval was granted to Laboratory Testing Inc. by Sandia National Laboratories. This CTL allows LTI to perform a list of mechanical testing and chemical testing services according to stipulated test methods and specifications.

Hatfield, PA, January 20, 2016 --( Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA has been approved as a Commercial Testing Laboratory (CTL) for Sandia National Laboratories headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. The Commercial Testing Laboratory grants approval to LTI to make critical measurements associated with mechanical testing and chemical testing.

Approval was awarded after a review of Laboratory Testing Inc.’s measurement requirements, measuring and test equipment, and the associated calibration certificates indicating appropriate traceability. The scope of this approval covers the following techniques according to test methods and specification requirements specified by Sandia:

Mechanical Property Testing/ Metals
· Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
· Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials
· Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
· Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
· Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
· Average Grain Size
· Duplex Grain Sizes
· Largest Grain Observed in a Metallographic Section (ALA Grain Size)
· Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings
· Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
· Inclusion Content

Chemical Composition Testing/ Metals
· Determination of C, S, N, and O in Steel, Iron, Nickel and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques
· Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
· Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry

All of the approved test processes are authorized under the Lab’s A2LA accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 per certificate numbers 117.02 and 117.05. The current CTL agreement will be in effect through March 31, 2017 to coincide with the A2LA accreditation expiration.

Laboratory Testing Inc. is a single-location material testing laboratory, offering an extensive list of mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and nondestructive testing services for metals, alloys, polymers and other materials. The laboratory provides testing services and certified test reports throughout Central and North America and Europe, and has been in business for over 30 years.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. LTI 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, or 800-219-9095.
Laboratory Testing Inc.
Sharon Bentzley