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Our Annual Certification

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 by Peter

As part of Mobile Precision’s NIST traceability and ISO compliance, we are required to have all of our standards certified as within tolerance by a third-party calibration lab.  The third-party lab must be accredited by national and international organizations such as ISO, and perform their calibrations and certifications under those organizations’ guidelines and procedures.  Additionally, the third-party lab’s own standards and equipment must be certified by a still higher-level lab, and so on, back to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NIST is a federal agency headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD and has an annual budget of nearly a billion dollars.  Their official mission is to “Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.”  Here’s what that means to Mobile Precision’s customers:  When we calibrate and certify your tools, we’re meeting or exceeding national standards for reliability and accuracy.

You’ll learn all you need to know about NIST if you click their logo on the left side of our home page.  And, if you have any questions about NIST traceability, give us a call.