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Sales Systems Ltd., offers chemical analyses services through third party accredited laboratories.

Chemical Analysis Disciplines  · 3rd Party Accredited Laboratories  · Quality Certification  · Professional Associations  · Test Report Documentation

Chemical Analysis Disciplines
Chemical analysis of samples is performed using the following methods:
  • Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)
  • Carbon/Sulfur/Nitrogen/Oxygen/Hydrogen Determination
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES)
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Accelerated Intergranular Corrosion (ASTM Specifications)
  • Salt Spray (Salt Fog {ASTM B-117})
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Soxhlet Extraction
  • Plating Identification
  • Density, Porosity & Oil Content
  • Classical Wet Chemistry
  • Passivation Testing (ASTM specifications)
  • Humidity Testing
  • RoHS Compliance Testing (Wet analysis & spectroscopy)

3rd Party Accredited Laboratories
Lab Testing Inc. Hatfield, PA

Laboratory Testing Inc. is an accredited, independent testing services and calibration company located outside of Philadelphia, PA. Since 1984, customers world-wide have counted on Lab Testing for accurate, affordable materials testing and nondestructive testing services. They get certified test results with answers about material properties, characteristics, weaknesses, defects and composition. We specialize in metals testing but also perform chemical analysis of samples ranging from powdered metals, ores and ferroalloys to aerospace and nuclear materials. Calibration services, test specimen machining, failure analysis investigations and materials engineering services are also provided for “one-stop” convenience.

Stork MMA Laboratories Newton, PA

Since 1982, Stork MMA has provided a unique combination of engineering and testing services for clients nationwide. In 1997, MMA became a subsidiary of Stork Materials Technology with a worldwide network of facilities, offering our clients access to the resources of over 1,000 dedicated engineers, scientists and technicians.

Quality Certification
ISO 9001-2008 Certified by National Quality Assurance (NQA)

Professional Associations
  • National Quality Assurance (NQA)
  • Collaborative Testing Service (CTS)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • ASTM
  • SAE
  • Virginia Ship Repair Assn (VSRA)

Test Report Documentation
Sales Systems, Limited provides test reports in accordance to LAA, latest revision. This procedure sets forth the minimum requirements for written test data and test reports sent to testing customers and test reports produced for Sales Systems, Limited. Test reports in accordance with the fastener quality act apply only when specified on customer contract documents.
  1. When test data is transmitted on test forms, the following information shall be provided. It may be shown on one or more of the test forms or suppliant form. All forms must be marked with the laboratory test number.
    1. Originator identified as “Sales Systems, Limited”
    2. Customer name and purchase order number (if used)
    3. Signature of laboratory manager or authorized representative
    4. Date of test or tests
  2. Formal test reports shall contain the following:
    1. Laboratory test number, page number and number of pages on each page
    2. A letter head that includes: “Sales Systems, Limited”, its street address, “Laboratory Testing Division”, “Test Report”, and the date of the report.
    3. The customer name, address and purchase order number if used. (This requirement does not apply when SSL is the customer).
    4. As complete item description as possible including:
      • Lot identification code and other identification numbers.
      • Product family (use IFI terminology where possible)
      • Dimension description including thread class and fit
      • Head markings (manufacturer and grade symbols)
      • Product specification (related to the laboratory in writing)
      • Specification that governed head treatment
      • Coating material, thickness and process applied.
      • The production lot size and the sample size made available to the laboratory for testing.
      • Manufacturer’s name and address.
    5. Test specification and procedures, including sampling.
    6. Name and affiliation of person doing lot sampling.
    7. Test required by product specification.
    8. Test and dates that test were performed, and number of items in each test.
    9. Measurements, examination derived results and uncertainty (where relevant).
    10. A description of test deviations, additions and deletions.
    11. “The test results relate only to the item(s) tested. This report shall not be reproduced, except in full, without the written approval of Sales Systems, Limited, Laboratory Test Division”. “The samples tested conform (do not conform), to specification requirements”, (when specification called out for testing.)
    12. Clear identification of any tests that was subcontracted.
    13. Corrected reports shall have the words “Corrected Report” immediately after the laboratory number and shall be dated the day of the correction.
  3. It is a policy of SSL that documents associated with test reports and test report development shall be identified as quality records and controlled as such.

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