One Eighty is ISO 17025:2017 accredited through SANAS for a range of metallurgical testing, and is the most widely scoped metallurgical testing laboratory in Africa.
In order to provide this service, various routine metallurgical and materials tests are required according to detailed codes and standards. One Eighty is ISO 17025:2017 accredited by SANAS and is able to provide these test certificates for a wide range of metallurgical and materials tests that mitigate risk and guarantee product quality.
It is very important to use an accredited laboratory for metallurgical testing. Metallurgy and materials science and testing are professional services, and it is critical that one uses an accredited and professional firm for these services.
Compromising on quality means putting your business at risk. A business must use an ISO-accredited and professional firm to mitigate risk. Compliance is a key risk mitigator!
Compliance is critical in any industry, but particularly when it comes to fabrication, where all players carry liability. On sub-sea structures, for example, everyone who is in involved in fabrication carries risk, should there be any failure – and if one’s service has not been accredited and is not compliant – then one’s business has taken a potentially very damaging and costly risk.
Accreditation covers what is relevant in industry today, and it is extremely risky to use any non-accredited or unprofessional firm for any metallurgy service or materials testing.
One Eighty is also uniquely Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore approved, and the only materials testing lab in Africa that is a SASSDA (Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association) Member. We are also a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), The South African Institute of Welding and the South African Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects