Dyne Fire Protection Labs now has ISO-17025 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” accreditation by A2LA for sprinkler testing services.
Dyne recently applied for 17025 accreditation status for its sprinkler testing laboratory, to complement its ISO 9001:2015 status.
It said: “As a testing laboratory, testing quality standards are of utmost importance. ISO-17025 Accreditation proves a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system in place, and it has the ability and competence to provide testing and calibration results.”
In order to be accredited the laboratory’s quality management system and technical competence is thoroughly evaluated by a third-party such as A2LA. Dyne said it will go through audits on a regular basis to maintain accreditation.
NFPA 25 requires building owners to have a sample of the installed sprinklers periodically tested by a recognised testing lab in lieu of replacement.
Dyne Fire Protection Labs offers free test kits and five-business day turnaround on test results “for an easy and convenient way to ensure that sprinklers are compliant”.
Dyne tests the response time of the sprinklers to ensure the sprinklers will release in a specified amount of time when exposed to a defined temperature and air flow. The acceptable response time is based on the acceptable response time index (RTI) as defined by NFPA 25.
Grant Lobdell, the general manager at Dyne, said: “We want our customers, their customers, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), insurance companies and agencies to be confident that we are maintaining strict quality standards in regards to our sprinkler testing and procedures.”
For more information visit www.dyneusa.com