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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke Corporation achieves international standards accreditation for calibration laboratories

Everett, WA -- Fluke Corporation, a world leader in precision measurement hardware, software and calibration services, recently announced accreditation of two Fluke calibration laboratories, one in the United States and one in the United Kingdom.

The Fluke Precision Measurement service facility and calibration laboratory in Carrollton, Texas, USA has received accreditation to the stringent ISO/IEC 17025-1999 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 standards set by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The standards and calibration laboratories of Fluke Precision Measurement's Norwich, Norfolk factory in the United Kingdom have recently been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Carrollton, Texas is one of few accredited labs in the USA
The accreditation of the Carrollton lab, near Dallas, assures Fluke and Wavetek customers they will receive fully accredited calibration services to the QS 9000 standard (a variation of ISO 9000 and CQI). This new A2LA accreditation makes the Texas facility one of the few out of thousands of calibration laboratories operating in the United States accredited to the new 17025 standards.

ISA/IEC 17025 is the new international standard for laboratory accreditation. First released in December 1999, the standard replaced the previous ISO Guide 25 and its various local interpretations such as the UKAS M10 standard used in the United Kingdom. The Norwich laboratory was initially accredited to the M10 standard in 1986 by the UK's National Measurement Accreditation Service (NAMAS). Since then, the laboratory has expanded and improved its capabilities to enable new product development and to meet the need for higher accuracy.

In April 2000, the UKAS accreditation was extended to include the capabilities of the former Fluke Watford laboratory. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is another important milestone in the history and development of the Norwich laboratory. For more information about accredited calibration in the Carrollton, TX laboratory, contact the lab directly by calling (972) 406-1000. For information about accredited calibration in the United Kingdom, contact Peter Crisp at +44 (0) 1603 256630.

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