The Alcoa Spectrochemical Standards business is accredited to the following quality standards:
ISO Guide 34: 2009
Alcoa Spectrochemical Standards holds an accreditation to ISO Guide 34: 2009 international standard for “General Requirements for the Competence of Reference Material Producers”. ISO Guide 34 Accreditation is the highest level of quality attainable by reference materials producers. It ensures that the production and certification of Alcoa RMs and CRMs are done in accordance with a rigorous set of internationally recognized requirements. ISO Guide 34 covers the process for making Certified Reference Materials from initial customer inquiry through the manufacturing, testing, certification and distribution of the Aluminum Spectrochemical Standards to our customers.
Alcoa Spectrochemical Standards holds certificate number AR-1993 and operates a Quality Management System which complies with ISO Guide 34: 2009 for the manufacturing and certification of both Certified Reference Materials and Reference Materials (Aluminum Alloy Chemical Standards and High Purity Aluminum Chemical Standards).
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ISO/IEC 17025: 2005
The testing methods used during the certification process have been accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to the ISO 17025:2005 international standard for ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’. The accreditation also meets the requirements for the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) for ISO 17025:2005. As a consequence, the certificate of analysis for standards certified after August 2010 include the A2LA and ILAC logos. Our testing certificate number is 1019.01
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Spectrochemical Standards Analysis by Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) by ASTM Test Methods E1251 and E716 performed by Analytical Chemistry and Physical Testing, Alcoa Technical Center is ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Spectrochemical Standards Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) by AC&PT SOPs SCS ICP SSOP-SCS-ICP-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, and -6 performed by Analytical Chemistry and Physical Testing, Alcoa Technical Center is ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
The scope of this ISO 9001:2008 quality system at the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) includes administrative activities as well as the production and certification of Spectrochemical Standards. The operations process begins in the casting department where ingots are composed of various aluminum alloys. Then the process moves to the machine shop where the ingots are scalped, cut into sections, faced, and stenciled. After the sections are machined, they are then certified using Optical Emission Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) analysis.
The quality system is designed with controls that assure that product quality meets or exceeds the requirements and expectations of our customers. It provides for the prevention of nonconforming product, early detection of discrepancies and corrective action to assure consistent delivery of quality product.
The Alcoa Spectrochemical Standards business holds certificate number FM535914 and operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for the following scope: Manufacture and supply of Spectrochemical Standards.
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