ICL Calibration Laboratories, Inc.
ICL Calibration Laboratories, Inc. is a corporation, registered under the laws of the State of Florida, Federal Employer ID # 65-0440353. Our Technical Supervisors are active members of ASTM E20 on Temperature Measurement, participating on the following subcommittees: E20.03 Resistance Thermometry; E20.04 Thermocouples; E20.05 Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers and Hydrometers (which has responsibility for thermometers (ASTM E-1), E20.07 Fundamentals in Thermometry; E20.09 Digital Contact Thermometers; E20.91 Editorial and Terminology; hydrometers (ASTM E-100), and verification and calibration methods for these instruments (ASTM E-77 and ASTM E-126, respectively); ASTM D02.91 Coordinating Subcommittee on Thermometry and the API Committee on Petroleum Measurement Standards.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Laboratory Glassware
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
We belong to ASTM International, NCSL International (National Conference of Standards Laboratories), NCWM (National Conference of Weights and Measures), ASQ (American Society for Quality), and API (American Petroleum Institute).
We have the most technologically advanced calibration equipment and use NIST calibrated reference standards.
We are aggressively customer service oriented and forward thinking, as we intend to have a presence in our industry for many years to come.
Our accrediting organi ation is the A2LA – the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation We are accredited to both ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL -540-1 Our A2LA Certificate & Scope of Accreditation details the calibrations we are authori ed to perform.
We own and occupy approximately 4,000 square feet of laboratory and office space in a modern industrial park in Stuart, Florida. Our facility is climate controlled to meet ISO 17025 standards lab requirements, spotlessly clean, bright, organi ed and efficient. We are proud of our offices and labs and invite your visits, audits and quality surveys.
We attained our accreditation to ISO Guide 25, the predecessor of ISO/IEC 17025, in September of 1994, and transitioned to the new 17025 in 2001. We have maintained our accreditation in continual good standing, adding to and refining our abilities regularly.
We believe that ongoing training is essential to keep the technical team at the top of its game, and we invest aggressively in staff training.
ICL is a civic minded company, cogni ant of our obligations to our community-at-large. We contribute on an ongoing basis to recogni ed charitable organi ations benefiting local, state, and national humanitarian efforts.
A calibration laboratory tests, adjusts, and certifies the indications of measurement instruments used by the client’s company in the manufacture of its products or in the performance of its processes. The calibration laboratory’s role, therefore, is critically important to the client company, because those values or measures indicated by the calibrated instruments directly influence the validity of the client’s tests and/or the quality of the client’s end product. Good, accurate values help the client achieve his goals; erroneous values can precipitate disastrous results.
Accordingly, responsible, quality-conscious companies go to great lengths to qualify and validate suppliers of mission-critical services such as calibration.
Calibrations should be competently and accurately performed by trained and experienced personnel, be well documented by a concise, complete and easy to understand report, and the values disseminated by the calibration should be directly traceable to a recognized standards body. In short, calibrations should be performed by a competent laboratory.
It follows that a laboratory that is accredited to an internationally recognized quality standard, by an impartial third party accrediting organization, might reasonably be expected to be competent.
In 1994 ICL decided to pursue accreditation to ISO Guide 25, ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’. ISO Guide 25 was uniquely appealing among the quality standards because it presented a formalized approach to designing and realizing, not only a quality system, but a technically rigorous system of quality implementation. Dedicating ourselves to comply with the spirit of the standard as well as to the basic requirements helped us attain this accreditation in September of 1994.
The evolution of ISO Guide 25 into the more rigorous and comprehensive ISO/IEC 17025, originally in the 1999 version, then later in the current 2005 iteration presented challenges, but also presented opportunities for growth and continued improvement of our internal quality system.
We believe that our successful maintenance in good standing of our accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994, will help our clients have confidence to our dedication.
To this end, we will offer to our clients, and zealously guard our ability to:
- Supply the highest quality ISO 17025 accredited calibration services that satisfy our customers’ needs and the requirements of their quality systems.
- Assure absolute impartiality of testing and calibration services.
- Maintain suitable facility, staffing, and resources to permit prompt, professional fulfillment of requested work.