It has been announced by MKS Instruments that Ophir Photonics has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its Jerusalem, Israel Calibration Laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 is given to calibration laboratories who have achieved the highest standards of quality, administration, and technical operations.
The scope of the accreditation covers Ophir's photodiode, pyroelectric, and thermopile laser power and energy sensors, as well as its power and energy displays and PC interfaces. Ophir's Jerusalem, Israel and North Logan, Utah Calibration Laboratories are now both ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. Accreditation gives customers increased confidence in Ophir's testing and calibration methods and the personnel, improves the validity of test methods, and provides the best traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards.
Isabelle Okashi, PhD, General Manager, Ophir Photonics Israel, stated: "ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation validates Ophir's 40 years of dedication to the highest standards in the field of calibration of laser power and energy measurement, and gives further confidence to customers of its NIST-traceable series of measurements.
“This is especially important for government and industrial organisations such as manufacturers of medical or aerospace equipment, who are required to document the traceability and accuracy of the measurement equipment they use and integrate. Working with an ISO/IEC 17025 certified supplier eliminates the need for time consuming audits by these organisations.”
ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures that Ophir’s calibration laboratories operate under controlled and approved working procedures, the equipment and calibration standards used are regularly calibrated by other ISO/IEC 17025 certified, and NIST traceable laboratories and the uncertainty values communicated to customers have a solid foundation based on rigorous experimental and statistical analysis.