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There’s a new TAPPI T1211 2011 Edition out for Laboratories Providing Reference Materials for TAPPI Standards

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

TAPPI T1211 (also known as TAPPI TM 1211) has just been issued as the 2011 Edition.  Titled “Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards,” the  standard practice establishes acceptance procedures for the listing of organizations as calibration laboratories or providers of standardized materials in the TAPPI Standards. Such organizations are involved with the maintenance of master instruments, calibration of test instruments and the issuance of calibration materials or transfer standards.

This standard practice establishes the “self certification” procedures for an organization to nominate itself, and be accepted, as a TAPPI calibration laboratory for inclusion in the listing of such sources within the published TAPPI Standards. Organizations that have national or international recognition as maintainers of master instruments, calibrators of test instruments to either master instruments or to calibration standards, issuers of calibration standards, and/or issuers of transfer standards are considered to meet the requirements of T 1211 for listing as a calibration laboratory.

All organizations requesting a listing must be willing to sell or provide the materials to any other company or organization that has a legitimate interest in using the method in conjunction with testing activities.  The organizations so accepted by TAPPI will be listed as maintainers of master instruments, calibrators of test instruments to either master instruments or to calibration standards, issuers of calibration standards, and/or the issuers of transfer standards.

TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries, issues a number of different standards.  The T series is the Test Method standards group.  The T1211 was originally released in 1996 and has been revised in 2001, 2006, and now again in 2011.  A list of all certified laboratories may be found in the Reference Materials List, to be used in conjunction with the Supplier Directory.

The standard and all TAPPI publications can be purchased from Document Center’s website at www.document-center.com or by calling us (650-591-7600), by fax (650-591-7617) or by email (info@document-center.com).  We look forward to hearing from you.