ISO 17025:2005 Accreditation

Experior Laboratories is a trusted, independent, testing and qualification laboratory that maintains the overall accreditation, specific industry certifications and third-party approvals required to serve key manufacturers in telecom, datacom, military, aerospace and industrial markets.

Experior Laboratories uses PJLA as our registrar. PJLA is a private third-party accreditation body based in the United States that validates the competency of testing and calibration laboratories. A2LA is another known third-party accreditation body performing accreditations to ISO-17025 other companies use. As an accrediting body, PJLA is required to adhere to ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conforming Assessment – General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies. PJLA’s adherence to this standard is demonstrated through peer evaluations performed by international recognition bodies. PJLA is a MRA Signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) for both testing and calibration.

Experior Laboratories’ management system, quality manual and quality standards for customer care and technical service are independently accredited to ISO/IEC-17025:2005 and are compliant with international standards requirements as outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO/IEC 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration using standard methods, non-standard methods and laboratory-developed methods. It applies to all organizations that perform tests and/or calibrations including first-, second- and third-party laboratories, as well as laboratories where testing and/or calibration are part of the inspection and product certification.

Experior Laboratories is uniquely accredited for both “testing” and “calibration” under the ISO/IEC-17025:2005 standard. This signifies that Experior Labs meets the stringent requirements of international quality standards for testing and calibration, reinforcing a deep commitment to quality and accuracy.

The ISO/IEC-17025 accreditation extends to key parts of the Experior Labs organization.

  • Laboratory environment and calibration
  • Test services
  • Customer service and sales functions
  • Skill and continuous education of technical staff
  • Ethical standards of conduct throughout the work environment

Experior Labs calibration services also comply with ANSI/NCSL Z 540-1 and measurement uncertainty per ANSI/NCSL Z 540-II.

Laboratory Calibration of Fiber Optic Test Instruments

 

Mechanical, Environmental, Electrical and Optical Testing

 

FIELD OF TEST

ITEMS, MATERIALS OR
PRODUCTS TESTED

SPECIFIC TESTS OR
PROPERTIES MEASURED

SPECIFICATION,
STANDARD METHOD
OR TECHNIQUE USED

RANGE (WHERE APPROPRIATE)
AND DETECTION LIMIT

Electrical (F)

Electrical Connectors, Sockets, and Coaxial Contacts

Withstanding Voltage

EIA-364-20

50 V to 5 000 V AC
50 V to 5 000 V DC
0.01 mA to 20 mA AC
0.00 1 mA to 5 mA DC

Environmental (F)

Electrical Connectors and Sockets

Humidity

Temperature

EIA-364-31

EIA-364-17
EIA-364-59

5 % RH to 98 % RH

-175 °C to 300 °C
-70 °C to 170 °C

Electrical Connectors, Contacts and Sockets

Salt Spray / Corrosion

EIA-364-26

As Specified

Equipment Used in Central Office and Other Telephone Facilities

Humidity

Temperature

GR-63-CORE

5 % RH to 98 % RH

-175 °C to 300 °C
-70 °C to 170 °C

Fiber Optic Components

Humidity

Temperature

Salt Spray / Corrosion

TIA-455-5

TIA-455-4

TIA-455-16

5 % RH to 98 % RH

-175 °C to 300 °C
-70 °C to 170 °C

As Specified

Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

Temperature

IEC 61300-3-3
IEC 61300-3-4

As Specified

Miscellaneous

Humidity

Temperature

MIL-STD-810
RTCA/DO-160
IEC 60068-2-28
MIL-STD-202
MIL-STD-750

5 % RH to 98 % RH

-175 °C to 300 °C
-70 °C to 170 °C

Salt Spray / Corrosion

MIL-STD-810
RTCA/DO-160
MIL-STD-202
MIL-STD-750
SAE J2334
ASTM B 117

As Specified

Optical Connector and
Jumper Assemblies

Humidity

Temperature

GR-326-CORE

5 % RH to 98 % RH

-175 °C to 300 °C
-70 °C to 170 °C

FIELD OF TEST

ITEMS, MATERIALS OR
PRODUCTS TESTED

SPECIFIC TESTS OR
PROPERTIES MEASURED

SPECIFICATION,
STANDARD METHOD
OR TECHNIQUE USED

RANGE AND
DETECTION LIMIT

Mechanical (F)

Electrical Connectors and Sockets

Vibration

EIA-364-28

3 Hz to 3 000 Hz
Sine: 220 G
Random: 170 G

Equipment used in Central office and Other Telephone Facilities

Vibration

GR-63-CORE

3 Hz to 3 000 Hz
Sine: 220 G
Random: 170 G

Fiber Optic Components and Cables

Vibration

TIA-455-11

3 Hz to 3 000 Hz
Sine: 220 G
Random: 170 G

Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures

Vibration

IEC 61300-2-1

Vibration Range: 5 Hz to 2 000 Hz
Sine: 100 G
Random: 50 G
Shock: 300 G

Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures – Test – Fiber/Cable Retention

Fiber/Cable Retention

IEC 61300-2-4

Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures – Test- Fiber/Cable Retention

Hydraulic Hose and Tubing Assemblies and Fitting

Fire Test

Fuel Resistance

AS1055

AS620
AS1227
AS2078

2 000 °F
Air Velocity: 400 ft/min

-65 °F to 400 °F
Capacity: 8 000 psi

Hydrostatic Pressure (Proof Pressure, Burst Pressure, Thermal Shock)

AS2078
AS1703
AS2094
AS85720

Impulse

AS603
AS2078
AS2094
AS85720

Rotary Flexure

ARP1185

Bending Stress Capacity: 35 000 psi
Pressure Capacity:
10 000 psi

Stress Corrosion

AS2094
AS5720

Capacity: 30 000 psi

Torsion Impulse

AS603
AS2078

-65 °F to 400 °F
Capacity: 8 000 psi

FIELD OF TEST

ITEMS, MATERIALS OR
PRODUCTS TESTED

SPECIFIC TESTS OR
PROPERTIES MEASURED

SPECIFICATION,
STANDARD METHOD
OR TECHNIQUE USED

RANGE AND
DETECTION LIMIT

Mechanical (F)

Miscellaneous

Vibration

MIL-STD-810
RTCA/DO-160
IEC 60068-2-14
MIL-STD-202
MIL-STD-750

3 Hz to 3 000 Hz
Sine: 220 G
Random: 170 G

Optical Connector and Jumper Assemblies

Vibration

GR-326-CORE

3 Hz to 3 000 Hz
Sine: 220 G
Random: 170 G

Optical Fiber Cables

Cable Bending

Cable Kink

IEC 60794-1-2
Method E11

IEC 60794-1-2
Method E10

Capacity: 5 m

Cable Torsion

IEC 60794-1-2
Method E7

Capacity: 120 lb

Crush

IEC 60794-1-2
Method E3

Capacity: 3 000 lb

Tensile Performance

IEC 60794-1-2
Method E1 (A/B)

Optical (F)

Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

Insertion Loss/Attenuation

IEC 61300-3-4

0 dB to 80 dB
± 0.02 dB

Monitoring Change in Attenuation and Return Loss

IEC 61300-3-3

0 dB to 70 dB
Attenuation: 0.01 dB
R.L. = 0.1 dB

Return Loss

IEC 61300-3-6

0 dB to 80 dB
± 0.02 dB

The presence of a superscript F means that the laboratory performs testing of the indicated parameter at its fixed location. Example: Outside Micrometer F would mean that the laboratory performs this testing at its fixed location.

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