By Lester Burgess
Chief Quality Officer at WN Global
The American Association of Laboratories (A2LA) is one of the premier organizations that audit and qualify laboratories to be accredited to ISO 17025. Through assessments, A2LA chemists and metallurgists will determine whether or not laboratories meet the quality standards and proper testing requirements to become certified. The value in this process is that A2LA acts as an independent third-party to determine if a laboratory is qualified. While any lab can apply ISO 17025, to be A2LA accredited shows that a laboratory has proven its quality and performance to a rigorous third-party review. When doing testing internally, which impacts the quality of the critical coating output, accreditation gives an added level of credibility and shows that the laboratory performs testing effectively. This accreditation process also serves to keep labs up to date with the latest quality practices by participating in comparative tests that improve technical ability.
The WN Global laboratory A2LA accreditation for Subsea Coating Technologies covers a scope of tests that we perform on our critical coating and plating. These tests include a thickness test, a composition test, an adhesion test, and a curing test which we run routinely to prove the quality of our products. Only the best labs will earn this accreditation which requires a great deal of work and technical ability from our laboratory personnel, and we are pleased to deliver this achievement of quality to our customers.
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