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NISTLab has operated an ISO9001 quality system since 2001 and continues to monitor quality standards that drive the quality systems of our customers. While the intent of ISO9000 is to recognize conformance to a quality system, NISTLab strives to recognize laboratory competence. To this end and at the direction of ISO/IEC 17025, NISTLab meets or exceeds the following requirements: The laboratory has a registered quality system that meets the requirements of ISO9001:2015.

The laboratory has adequate equipment to perform its testing or calibration tasks.
The laboratory has adequate personnel with the competence to perform testing and repair. NISTLab maintains an extensive collection of quality records and furnishes clear, complete NIST-traceable certificates of calibration for our customers.

NISTLab Calibration & Traceability

NISTLab provides calibration and certification services to original factory specifications for all products. The NISTLab Quality System adheres to the guidelines and requirements of ISO 17025 and ANSI Z540. The system provides the guidelines necessary to ensure that the measurement & test equipment is controlled to ensure accurate performance.

Definition of Traceability

Traceability: the ability to show that a standard or an instrument has been calibrated or certified by a traceable standard which is then calibrated or certified by another traceable standard and so on, thus the standard or instrument is eventually related back to the established national standards.

Establishment or Traceability

NISTLab uses independent test laboratories to calibrate, verify, repair and/or certify its reference standards. The laboratories are audited at regular intervals to verify traceability to the standards maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology or to other accepted physical constants. NISTLab instruments are traceable through an unbroken chain of comparisons to standards maintained by or traceable to the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).