Labs pass the Nadcap test.

29 May 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Following a rigorous six-day audit by the Performance Review Institute, Keighley Laboratories Limited has been successful in passing its fifth Materials Testing Laboratory audit having obtained Nadcap accreditation in 2013.  

Debbie Mellor, Managing Director at Keighley Laboratories said,

“Our Technical Services team has worked extremely hard to demonstrate continual improvement in our quality and procedures in order for us to again achieve this Nadcap accreditation.  This achievement is important for Keighley Labs as it demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest standards of material testing services as required by our customers, particularly those from the aerospace sector including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, BAE Systems and Safran.”

The Nadcap scope for material testing includes chemical analysis, alpha case determination, compressive yield testing, tensile testing and aerospace weld testing.

Debbie Mellor continued,

“Keighley Labs is considered as one of the largest independent metallic materials testing facilities in the UK.  Nadcap MTL supports the company’s core accreditation - UKAS 17025.  The extensive UKAS scope includes chemical analysis, destructive and non-destructive testing, and metallographic examinations such as thread rolling checks.  Full details of our scope can be found on the UKAS website”.

Michael J Hayward, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute said,

“Congratulations to Keighley Laboratories Limited for gaining Nadcap accreditation in recognition of their compliant Materials Testing Laboratory activities, which have been acknowledged as satisfying stringent industry and customer requirements.”


Photograph – Debbie Mellor MD in the Microscope Lab at Keighley Laboratories Limited.