Supported by the latest version of the Fastener Quality Act Amendments Act (U.S.), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) offers accreditation for laboratories that conduct tests and measurements of threaded fasteners. Whether it’s the chemistry, grade or coating, etc., the results of tests performed are designed to verify that a lot of fasteners conform – meeting specifications, in order to help ensure public safety.
Scope of accreditation
This program specialty area (PSA) applies to the accreditation of laboratories conducting tests and measurements on threaded fasteners and providing services that support fastener production, such as plating, producers of material destined for fastener manufacture, and commercial laboratories offering testing services.
Testing conducted in the fasteners PSA is divided into five major areas:
- Chemical analysis
- Mechanical and physical testing and inspection
- Non-destructive inspection
- Dimensional inspection
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates a laboratory’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, laboratories are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.
Applicant and accredited fastener laboratories must also demonstrate successful participation in proficiency testing activities in whichever area appears on their scope of testing.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.