05/04/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2022 07:03

BASF receives ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple lab at Fremont, California site

  • Enables highest certification for customers in many industries, including Automotive, Semiconductor and Pharmaceuticals
  • BASF Calibration lab in Fremont, CA is certified for thermocouple calibration between 0 and 1500 °C
  • For more than 60 years, BASF has been a pioneer serving customers in the Temperature Sensing industry

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, May 4, 2022 - BASF has received ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple production at the Fremont, California site. The accreditation certifies the capability of performing thermocouple calibration between 0 and 1500 °C for both base metal and precious metal thermocouples.

"ISO-17025 is an internationally accepted standard that validates how our lab meets the needs of customers for accurate and consistent data," said Jim Peterson, General Manager, BASF Temperature Sensing business. "This certification recognizes the deep technical competences of our lab and people."

For more than 60 years, BASF has been a pioneer in the Temperature Sensing industry and has supplied a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, glass, solar cell, chemical, crystal growth, heat treating, laser welding, gas turbine, and bio-medical, and others with temperature sensors and calibration services to meet the demanding applications of customers. The company also offers recycling of precious metal thermocouples to enable a circular economy.

ISO-17025 is a quality management system and the main standard for testing and calibration laboratories. To achieve ISO-17025 certification, the laboratory's quality management system and technical competence is evaluated thoroughly by an authorized accreditation body. Certification proves that a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system and has the ability and competence to provide testing and calibration results. Certified labs perform tests against the international standards (ISO-17025) and results are mutually acceptable between different governmental and regulatory organizations.

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