One could almost say it is an age-old question!
First the alphabet soup…ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization and NIST stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Simply, ISO 17025:2017 is an accreditation standard specifying/confirming general requirements of competence, impartiality, and consistent operation of laboratories including lab quality management systems, staff competence, environmental controls, testing methods, equipment/measurement traceability, and reporting.
The SKC CAL Lab is proud to be ISO 17025:2017 accredited!
NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce with the mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. NIST provides standard reference materials, data, and instruments, tools to facilitate evaluation of measurement uncertainty, measurement QA programs, lab accreditation services, and more to assist customers in establishing traceability of measurement results.
SKC CAL Labs use NIST-traceable standard piston provers and other instruments to provide calibration services and that are the basis for issuance of certificates of traceability that mean your calibrator/flowmeter has been tested against a NIST-traceable standard and meets exact specifications.
Learn more about ISO and NIST, SKC CAL Lab services, and the right choice for your applications by registering for the free SKC WebIH Webinar: ISO 17025 vs. NIST Traceable Calibration: Which is Right for Me? July 13, 1 to 1:30 p.m. EDT.