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   Auditing / Assessment       Quality audits or assessments are the independent evaluation of a company's quality assurance procedures and processes (quality manuals, QA sampling, quality control/SPC), and a determination about whether the company complies with these documents and procedures. Quality audits or assessments can also be used to compare a particular aspect of quality performance to a standard for registration purposes, or for vendor approval (qualification) by an OEM or prime contractor. 
   Certification       Certification services verify that the company's products, parts, services, process, quality system, or procedures comply with or conform to industrial, OEM-specific, or third-party standards. 
   Component / Product Comparison       Companies compare the performance of components or products. 
   Consulting / Training       Companies offer training and consulting related to testing, inspection, test methods or techniques, regulations, regulatory impact, and/or the registration process. 
   Engineering / Design Verification (DVT)       Companies offer engineering verification, including basic functional testing, parametric measurements, and specification verification. Design verification testing (DVT) is a rigorous process that subjects the product to repeated functional, temperature, shock, vibration, and exception testing. 
   Data Acquisition / Instrumentation       Companies design, install, and/or operate data acquisition systems or test instrumentation in on-site field facilities, off-site labs, or for specific end-use applications. 
   Evaluation / Inspection       Evaluation or inspection is the process used to determine if a product, service, component, facility, or quality system meets specific standards, performance criteria, or OEM-specific requirements. 
   Failure Analysis / Troubleshooting       Failure analysis is the evaluation of a product and product failure to determine the underlying cause of the failure. Failure analysis results are used to correct design flaws.  Troubleshooting is diagnostic or corrective maintenance performed to correct an existing problem. This differs from preventive maintenance, which is performed proactively in order to prevent system problems. Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a specialized methodology for analyzing failures. 
   Field Evaluation / On-site Inspection       Companies provide field evaluations or on-site inspections at the supplier's facility, or at the site of the supplier's activity. 
   First Article / Contract QA       First articles are pre-production or pilot-run samples evaluated to assure conformance to the specified standards, procedures and contract requirements. Contract quality assurance (QA) provider’s sample, inspect, test, or evaluate production samples, sites or facilities, processes or procedures. First article inspection and third-party QA services are often requirements for some medical or aerospace production or government contracts. 
   In-process / In-line Testing       Companies offer in-process or in-line testing so that products can be tested in functional environments. 
   Preventive / Corrective Maintenance       Company provides preventive or corrective maintenance as part of a condition monitoring program.  Preventative maintenance plans maintain the operating condition of capital equipment to prevent costly plant shutdowns. 
   Predictive Analysis / Maintenance       Company provides predictive analysis services to determine when machinery or equipment should be shut down for maintenance, component repair, or replacement. 
   Program Development (QA Manual / Procedures)       Companies assist in the development of a quality management system, quality manuals, process control procedures, process documentation, QA documents, process control, SPC guidelines, and/or establishment of a plan for certification or registration. 
   Qualification / Commissioning       Companies provide qualification or commissioning assessments.  Large facilities, capital equipment, or production plants may require an external third-party evaluation before the project or facility is accepted. 
   Registration       Companies have the authority or accreditations to register that a client's quality management system meets the required industrial standards or qualifications. 
   Research and Development       Research and development (R&D) services perform original investigations (research) to gain new knowledge, and/or apply research findings to create new or significantly improved products or processes (development). 
   Reverse Engineering / Digitization       Companies have the capability to reverse engineer or digitize parts or products. Reverse engineering is useful in cases where components or parts for a product or equipment are no longer available commercially or in cases where drawings and documentation have been loss.  The parts can be examined and digitized in order to make part drawings. Then, new replacement or duplicate parts can be fabricated for the system. Reverse engineering may include identification materials and processes as well. 
   Test Development       Companies develop tests and protocols for custom or proprietary parts and systems. 
   Test Fixtures / Equipment       Companies offer design and fabrication services, test fixtures, test equipment, or test facilities for specific applications. 
   Test Panel / Sample Prep       Test panel and sample preparation services simulate the effects of various products (paint, coatings, lubricants, etc.) upon test samples. Generally, these companies are used when it is not feasible to test the effects that items would have on complete products or systems. 
   Testing / Simulation       Companies evaluate existing in-service or newly fabricated products through environmental exposure testing. This includes dynamics testing, nondestructive testing (NDT), visual inspection, chemical analysis, structural material testing, or other specialized test methods. 
   Witness / Review       Witness capability indicates the supplier, laboratory, or certification authority has to the ability to witness that tests or inspections performed by a manufacturer or second party field comply with the required procedures and standards. Review capability indicates that the supplier, laboratory, or certification authority provides an evaluation of the test afterwards to assure that the tests were done to the required standards. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted capabilities. 
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   Capital Equipment       Companies evaluate and provide testing, inspection, or related services for large machinery, plant product systems, and capital equipment such as paper mill machines, rolling mills, extruders, semiconductor fab tools and other critical production equipment. 
   Components / Parts       Companies evaluate and provide testing or related services at the component or part level. 
   Facilities / Structures       Companies evaluate and provide testing, inspection, or related services for facilities or buildings, building systems, construction projects and structures. 
   Process / SOP       Companies evaluate and provide testing, inspection, safety analysis or related services for processes or standard operating procedures (SOP). 
   Products       Companies evaluate and provide testing or related services at the finished product level. 
   Quality / Management Systems       Companies evaluate quality and management systems by inspecting the quality manuals, documented processes, and procedures used to fabricate products in a controlled manner. Typically, quality management systems are designed to conform to specific industrial standards or industrial segment standards such as: AS 9100 - Aerospace Quality Management Systems, ISO 13485/8 - Medical Quality Systems, IISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems, ISO 9001 - General Quality Systems, ISO/TS 16949 - Automotive (International) Quality Management Systems, OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, QS-9000 - Automotive (U.S.) Quality Management Systems, TL 9000 - Telecommunications Quality Systems, RC 14001 - Responsible Chemical Care , and SA 8000 - Social Accountability Programs. 
   Samples       Companies evaluate and provide testing or related services for test panels; samples taken from a part, product, or facility; or fabricated simulations of a product sub-system.  
   Services       Companies evaluate, assess and/or monitor services provided by or processes used. They also inspect, test, or certify the end results. These inspection services may evaluate companies that provide cleaning, equipment installation, repair or remanufacturing, surface preparation, or testing services. They may also evaluate and/or monitor internal procedures and production processes used within a manufacturing plant. 
   Other       Companies provide testing or related services at an unlisted or specialized level or form factor. 
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   Aging / Life Testing       Companies perform aging or life testing. 
   Alignment       Companies provide align shafts, pumps, motors, drives, compressors, components, rotating machines, or equipment.  Aligning a new drive or motor's shaft properly to the shaft of a pump or compressor is important assuring no vibrations will occur.  Bearing failure can result when shafts are misaligned. Radial alignment, angular alignment, vertical displacement, horizontal displacement are adjusted through equipment or component positioning with shims, leveling or chocking compounds, surveying instruments, laser alignment tools, and level & plumb checkers.  
   Balancing       Companies balance wheels, shafts, and other rotating machine components.  Imbalance in rotary parts can cause severe vibrations leading to equipment damage and unplanned production shutdowns.  Dynamic and static methods are used to measure and balance machinery components and systems. The actual balancing of shafts, wheels or parts is accomplished by adjusting the distribution of mass through the addition of weights or milling off of material. 
   Chemical Analysis / Testing       Companies test for chemical compatibility including decomposition, degradation, and penetration. 
   Condition Monitoring       Condition monitoring and machine maintenance services monitor the condition of machines, processes, and rotary equipment.  Condition monitoring and related services include: ferrography or oil analysis (lubricant testing); alignment, position, balance evaluation and correction; and ultrasonic fault detection. Other preventive machine maintenance services perform repairs, part replacement, or lubrication replenishment on a regular basis and/or according to schedule. Condition monitoring and machine maintenance services also perform predictive maintenance (PdM) and/or preventive maintenance (PM) to maintain reliability, avoid loss of life, and prevent unplanned plant or machine shutdowns. 
   Electrical / Electronic Testing       Companies offer electrical and electronic testing and inspection services, including: dielectric, conductivity, electrostatic discharge, insulation resistance, resistivity, or high voltage surge. 
   Energy Efficiency / EVS       Companies offer energy efficiency verification or testing to evaluate the energy consumption performance of motors, appliances, HVAC equipment, powder supplies, generators, engines and other related products. 
   Fire Characteristics / Flammability Testing       Companies perform fire characteristics testing for flame and heat resistance, smoke development, and the toxicity of combustible products. 
   Flow Testing       Flow tests are commonly used in evaluations of hydraulic, pneumatic, hydrogen, fuel cell and gas handling equipment.  Flow tests evaluate the speed at which fluid (liquid or gas) can move through tubing, pipe, hose, piping system, mixers, pumps, valves and other fluid handling components.  Flow testing may also examine the type of flow phenomenon occurring such turbulent flow, cavitation or laminar flow. 
   Laser / Non-contact       Companies use laser or non-contact techniques to measure, gage, or align component, equipment and structures. 
   Load / Capacity Testing       Company provides load or capacity testing of batteries, battery banks or systems, power supplies, UPS systems, engines, motors, or other power systems. 
   Mechanical / Structural (Statics)       Companies provide mechanical and structural testing or inspection for stress, strain, load, shear strength, etc. 
   NDT / Inspection       Companies offer nondestructive testing (NDT) or inspection services. 
   Oil Analysis / Fluids Testing       Oil analysis and fluids testing encompasses the evaluation of oils, fuels, lubricants, coolants, greases, EDM fluids, transformer insulating oils and other industrial fluids using a variety of tests. Testing can include ferrography, viscosity (stokes or kinematic), elemental analysis, spectroscopy (FT-IR, GC-MS), crackle, oxidation, foam, determination of drop point, % sediment, particle count, dielectric strength, specific gravity, surface tension, water content, pour point, cloud point, and other specific fluid properties effecting machine performance or equipment operation. Ferrography is the separation and analysis of metallic (ferrous or ferromagnetic) wear particles from a lubricant or fluid. Ferrography or wear particle analysis is used to monitor lubricant or machine condition. 
   Performance Testing       Performance testing evaluates the compliance of a system or component with specified performance requirements. 
   Physical / Thermal Properties       Companies test physical properties such as burst strength, cut and puncture resistance, life cycle and durability, pneumatics, and hydraulics, Rockwell hardness, tensile strength, and elongation. Testing for thermal properties or characteristics includes conductive heat resistance, radiant protective performance (RPP), thermal conductivity, heat capacity, thermal protection, or insulation properties using thermal exposure simulation, icing and high temperature exposure or other thermal tests. 
   Pressure / Hydrostatic Testing       Pressure testing includes pressurized liquid or gas exposure, hydrostatic burst tests, pressure rating determination, and identification of changes occurring at high pressures. Pressure tests are commonly used to evaluate hydraulic, pneumatic, or gas handling equipment.  
   Radiation Exposure (Hard)       Radiation testing includes the exposure of parts, products, or samples to X-rays, alpha or beta particle radiation, gamma rays, or other types of hard radiation. Solar radiation is considered a weathering exposure test. 
   Reliability / Robustness       Reliability or robustness measures a system's invulnerability to potentially corrupting influences. This testing is especially important when components in a system fail. 
   Restricted Substances / Recyclability Analysis       Companies that provide restrictive or hazardous substance testing identify or test for restricted, toxic, or hazardous substances within products or processes. Recyclability analysis is the determination of the ability of a part or a product's components to be recycled, reprocessed, or reclaimed. If a product or part contains high levels of toxic or hazardous substances, then this may affect and reduce recyclability. 
   Risk Assessment       Companies have the ability to perform risk assessment studies to determine qualitative or quantitative value of a particular action.   Risk assessments take into account the size of potential loss as well as probability of occurrence.  Risk assessment can be related to safety and health (environmental, public, workplace, etc.) of a part, product, facility or plant, process, equipment or service. 
   Safety Testing / Analysis       There are two types of electrical safety tests: type tests and routine production tests. Type tests are performed during the approvals process by test houses. Routine production tests are performed at each end of the production line by the manufacturer. 
   Seismic / NEBS Testing       Companies perform seismic or network-equipment-building system (NEBS) compliance tests. These tests subject anchors to load cycles of varying magnitude and frequency to simulate seismic events. 
   Solar Radiation / Weathering       Companies expose products or components to simulated solar radiation or weathering. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage certain plastic materials and coatings. 
   Thermal Cycling / Shock       Companies offer thermal cycling or thermal shock testing services. Repeated hot and cold cycles (thermal cycling) or rapid temperature changes (thermal shock) can result in high levels of cyclic stress due to thermal expansion. 
   Thermal Imaging / Thermography       Companies use thermal imaging, thermography, or infrared cameras to inspect and identify hot spots, heat leakage or overheating components in buildings and equipment.  Thermography can identify overheating in circuit breakers or load centers, and damaged or worn bearings. Thermal imaging is used to locate faulty or missing insulation or refractories around furnaces, ovens, building walls or heating ducts, steam lines, and other thermal processing equipment. 
   Vibration       Companies offer vibration analysis or testing services. Vibration testing may include bounce, sine, or random vibration testing services. Bounce tests are often used to simulate certain transportation conditions. Vibration analysis is used to detect and assess the condition of product, rotary machines, and other equipment.  
   Visual / Video Inspection       Companies provide visual or video inspection of components, products, equipment, pipeline, pressure vessels, weld, process lines, machinery installations, and other applications. 
   Wind Tunnel / Aerodynamics       Companies offer wind tunnel or aerodynamics testing services. Wind tunnel testing services provide test facilities and technical staff for aerodynamic testing. Tests may be performed on prototype aircraft, helicopters, trains, cars, or buildings. Wind tunnel testing services also perform general research and development (R&D) involving aerodynamics and aeromechanics. A wind tunnel is a tube-shaped or tunnel-like chamber that contains a test platform and a large fan. The fan blows a steady stream of air through the chamber in order to determine the effects of wind pressure on the test object, which remains fixed to the platform. Aerodynamics, the study of how air flows around an object, enables wind tunnel testing services to predict the effects of lift, drag, weight, and thrust. Lift is a measure of the aerodynamic force on an object perpendicular to the direction of the air flow. Drag is the aerodynamic force parallel to the relative airflow. Weight is the force due to gravity. Thrust is the forced generated by an object, such as an engine, under test. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted or specialty services. 
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   ASME       ASME International formed the Codes and Standards Technology Institute (CSTI) in November 2001 to ensure that ASME standards committees have continuing sources of research in the technologies that they cover. CSTI provides the research and technology development needed to establish and maintain the technical relevance of codes and standards. 
   ASTM       The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) establishes standards for protective equipment. ASTM-certified means the product complies with certain design specifications for safety. 
   IEC       The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic, and related technologies. IEC is the European organizational equivalent to UL. 
   IEEE       Products are tested and/or certified according to standards or guidelines from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 
   ISO       ISO includes any of the variety or ISO certifications such ISO 7779,  ISO 9000 (1994), ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, ISO 17020, or ISO 17025.  
   ISTA       The International State Transit Association (ISTA) offers performance testing relative to packaged-product distribution.  Transport packaging tested in an ISTA Certified Laboratory may be certified as Transit Tested. 
   MIL-SPEC       MIL-SPEC is a specification that military agencies use for the procurement of military supplies, equipment, and services. 
   NIST       Tests or measurements are traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 
   NRC       Tests or certifications in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) standards or guidelines. 
   NRTL Mark (UL, CSA, TUV, etc.)       Suppliers certify or test to UL, ETL, CSA or other NRTL standards required to obtain an NRTL Mark. The laboratory can issue an NRTL mark if the laboratory is part of an NRTL or is an authorized agent of an NRTL. NRTLs use their specific “marks” (e.g., UL, S Mark, CSA, etc.) to certify products.  NRTLs publish standards that other laboratories use to test and qualify products to. 
   OEM Specific       Company evaluates, inspects, tests, or certifies to specific OEM requirements. 
   OHSAS 18001       OHSAS 18001 is the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System standard developed by a number of countries to address health and safety issues. OHSAS 18001 is loosely based on the ISO 14001:1996 Environmental Management System standard, although OHSAS 18001 is not an ISO standard. 
   Other       Other unlisted certifications 
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   Aerospace / Avionics       Companies test aerospace and avionics products. 
   Alternative / Renewable Energy       Companies evaluated alternative or renewable energy products such as fuel cells, photovoltaics or PV cells, solar power systems, wind turbines, hydro turbines, and flywheel power systems. 
   Appliances       Companies test commercial appliances. 
   Automotive       Companies test automotive parts or products such as tires, seals, gaskets, etc. 
   Battery / Energy Storage       Companies test energy storage products such as batteries, battery parts, fuel cells, flywheels, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage systems, ultracapacitors and other emerging energy storage systems. 
   Building & Construction       Companies test building and construction components, products, equipment, facilities, buildings, installations, repairs, and other services. 
   Combustion Equipment       Companies test gas, oil, and solid fuel-powered equipment. 
   Electrical Distribution       Companies test electrical power distribution parts and products such as circuit breakers, busbars, switch gears, electrical boxes or enclosures, panel boards, power cords, plugs, and receptacles. 
   Fuels / Gas & Oil       Companies test fuel, gas & oil equipment or related products. Testing ranges from energy content analysis for fuels to safety testing for fuel, gas and oil distribution equipment. The fuel, gas and oil handling products include devices designed to withstand explosions and exposure to fumes and radiation. 
   HVAC, Plumbing and Lighting       Companies test plumbing and lighting fixtures, in addition to heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) products or equipment. 
   Hydraulics       Companies tests or evaluates hydraulic components, parts, equipment, products or systems. 
   Hydrogen / Gases       Companies test, evaluate or analyze component, products, procedures s or systems for distributing, handling and processing hydrogen or other industrial gases.   Hydrogen related products or equipment could include storage cylinders, reformers, dissociators, manifolds, gas compressors, cryogenic equipment, pumps, valves, pressure regulators, flow controllers, and distribution systems. 
   Lighting / Lasers       Companies test lighting and laser component and products for performance, life, reliability and/or energy efficiency. 
   Marine       Companies test products that are used in marine environments. 
   Motors and Control Systems       Companies test motors, motor drives, motion controllers, and control systems. 
   Nuclear / Utility       Companies test parts, products, capital equipment, or facilities used in the nuclear or utility industries. 
   Piping / Pressure Vessels       Companies inspect, test, or evaluate pressurized components and systems. This includes piping, tubing, pressure vessels, reactors, boilers, etc. 
   Pneumatics       Companies tests or evaluates pneumatic components, parts, equipment, products or systems. 
   Power Converters / Supplies       Companies tests or evaluates the safety, energy efficiency and performance of transformers, DC to AC inverters, DC adapters, power supplies or other energy conversion devices.  
   Power Generation       Companies tests or evaluates the safety, energy efficiency and performance of engine generators, solar power systems, fuel cells, and other power generators. 
   Valves / Pumps       Companies test valves or pumps. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted industry applications. 
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