Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. (CTL) is a corrosion and materials science firm that has been in business for over thirty-five years. CTL has a thorough quality assurance system in place and actively maintained for all laboratory services. This program governs quality equipment use, personnel training, documentation and traceability of samples received at CTL, and all other critical function of our lab.

Our Quality Assurance Program was originally developed to satisfy the stringent requirements of the nuclear industry.  We are an approved corrosion testing laboratory for the nuclear industry. Our quality assurance manual is in accordance with the following industrial specifications:

  • US Nuclear Regulations 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B – Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants
  • 10 CFR Part 21 – Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance
  • ASME and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Division I, Subsection NCA 3800

Please view or print a copy of our Quality Assurance Manual.

Our program is regularly audited by our customers from a wide variety of industries. These audits have had only minor findings, which we have always been able to resolve to the satisfaction of our customer. In addition to the client audits, CTL performs an internal audit of our own program using a third-party reviewer to ensure effectiveness, which can be provided upon request.

CTL has not yet sought certification to this standard through a certifying organization.  The rigorous requirements of the aforementioned Nuclear and ASME specifications are very similar to those of popular standards, including ISO 17025.  The popularity of ISO 17025 certification for testing laboratories has increased in recent years. It is our opinion that, while we do hold any formal certifications, our QA program is in close compliance with with these programs.  If you would like to see additional documentation concerning any work we will perform for your firm, it is our pleasure to provide copies or make it available should you have opportunity to visit our facility.