Particle Size Distribution
Importance of Particle Size Distribution and Testing
How the Method Works: Light Scattering / Laser Diffraction
The report yielded by this testing features a histogram laying out the number of particles in the sample of each size category across a broad range. Because of our chemists’ familiarity performing this method to relevant standards — namely ASTM B822, ISO 13320, and ASTM D4464 — and the sensitivity of the equipment they use to conduct the testing, our lab can measure particles ranging in size from 0.021 to 2800µm with a precision of 0.6% standard deviation.
On Our Commitment to Quality
ATS holds quality as a core value. To this end, we strictly abide by our ISO 9001-registered quality management system. Having achieved this distinction denotes that ISO-approved auditors observed our processes and verified that they comply with the internationally accepted standard outlining effective quality control practices for testing labs. Observing these principles helps us maintain accountability for and continually improve the quality of the services we provide. Having continuously maintained our ISO 9001-certified status since 2003 signifies to clients and our industry at large that we take quality quite seriously.
To ensure the best customer experience possible, ATS upholds several protocols when we perform services for our clients. First, our testing experts return detailed, accurate, and clear reporting. They do so in a short turnaround window that enables clients to make informed, timely decisions. Second, our customer service representatives work with clients who reach out regarding the status or results of their testing. Because we know customers sometimes have questions, these relationship specialists facilitate contact with relevant lab personnel. Third, our lab personnel remain accessible to clients reaching out for clarification. By being responsive to the customer’s needs and engaged in helping them find a solution, our lab experts keep clients informed and comfortable through the testing process.