To perform control or testing with uncalibrated measuring and testing equipment is to guess the outcome. An expensive instrument with great precision may be a necessary condition for an accurate measurement, but is in itself no guarantee of measurement accuracy. Maintenance, inspection and calibration based on calibrated normals is therefore an activity of fundamental importance.
ICS AB has been calibrating e.g. tensile testing equipment since the mid-eighties. Over time demands have increased and in the mid-nineties we decided to invest in an accreditation of our business. In April 1997 we were ready and were accepted by SWEDAC. We are listed as lab No. 1515 in the Swedish Mätplatskalender.
Our accreditation means that SWEDAC, Sweden’s National Agency for Technical Accreditation, reviews and approves our competence against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Assisting SWEDAC is a professional independent technical evaluator who reviews our methods and references. The accreditation is audited once a year by SWEDAC and/or technical evaluator. An accreditation can be withdrawn if the requirements are not met or key employees leave.