Greening Testing Laboratories, Inc., is the only brake friction test material laboratory certified to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories are the main standard used by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for calibration and testing laboratories.
Last reviewed in 2010, this standard certifies the technical competency of a lab to carry out these tests, and most regulators and suppliers will not accept test results from a lab that has not been accredited. ISO/IEC 17025 certification is necessary for laboratories of any size and scope. It applies to first-, second- and third-party laboratories as well as those that carry out product certification and inspection. In order to qualify, a laboratory must meet ISO’s standards in five areas: management requirements, normative references, scope, terms and definitions and technical requirements.
A2LA is one of the United States’ two largest accreditation bodies. A2LA is a signatory of mutual recognition agreements from both the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). As such, its certifications are recognized worldwide.
Greening is accredited by A2LA to perform a wide range of tests on automatic transmission fluid and components, brakes, clutches, friction material, wheels, and a host of other items. Additionally, our certification allows us to perform accredited work in other fields involving mechanical devices, and is applicable to aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicles, military and renewable energy industries, among others.
We are also accredited to perform “Edge Code” certification tests on brake friction materials (AMECA) and ECE R-90 testing of brake pads, shoes, discs and drums for sale in Europe and other ECE countries by RDW. Please click on any of the icons above to view our approved scopes.