Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced its service center in Roseville, Calif., is the first calibration lab in the United States to achieve A2LA accreditation for ANSI/NSCL Z540.3-2006 and is now calibrating instruments to the new standard. Agilent offers Z540.3 calibrations for more than 230 test and measurement instruments, including most of its high-complexity products introduced over the past 10 years.
“We have seen increased customer interest for the new Z540.3 standard at our call centers,” said Steve Aleshire, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Americas Service Operation. “We’re ready to deliver. The accreditation by A2LA means customers can confidently choose Agilent as their preferred outside supplier.”
Agilent was an active participant in the NCSLI 171 subcommittee, which authored the Z540.3 handbook, and was prepared to demonstrate ISO/IEC 17025 calibration compliance to the new Z540.3 standard when A2LA began assessing to the new addendum in January. All Agilent Americas service centers are currently assessed and accredited by A2LA to ISO 17025 and ANSI Z540-1 standards. All will follow the Agilent Roseville Service Center and will soon be adding A2LA accreditation for the incremental Z540.3 requirements.
“Accreditation to ANSI/NSCL Z540.3-2006 gives Agilent customers confidence that they can apply the requirements of this standard to their own measuring and test equipment [M&TE],” said Peter Unger, president and CEO of A2LA. “Customers can ensure that the Probability of False Acceptance [PFA] is less than two percent for their own M&TE.”
The A2LA Web site (www.a2la.org/dirsearchnew/newsearch.cfm) lists all current accredited calibration service centers. Information on Agilent’s Z540.3 calibration services is available at www.agilent.com/find/Z540.3. Learn more about Agilent’s calibration services at the Measurement Science Conference, March 24-26, in Pasadena, Calif.
A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society, whose stated mission is “to provide comprehensive accreditation services for laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and reference material producers.”
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 16,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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