Case Study: Ingersoll Rand – Trane ISO 17025

Engineering and electronic component quality control in QC lab on computer PCB turnkey manufacturing ** Note: Shallow depth of field

As a testing lab for Trane air conditioning systems and components, the Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions (IR RS) Engineering and Technology Laboratory needed to become ISO 17025 accredited in order for the lab’s results to be recognized for Energy Star efficiency ratings.

After making little internal progress over several years, a disappointing audit made the need for outside help glaringly obvious. Ingersoll Rand chose SimpleQuE for that assistance and saw an immediate impact. “SimpleQuE brought a very simplistic approach to how we were to organize and structure our quality system,” said ISO quality manager Dave Tillman.

“SimpleQuE brought to our team the knowledge and incredible insight on the ISO requirements,” agreed Dave Smith, metrologist for Ingersoll Rand. “Their approach allowed our team to use most of the work we had already completed and minimize the documentation to be done.”

Within a year, the IR RS engineering lab earned its ISO 17025 accreditation. “SimpleQuE laid out a plan, and we stuck to it and met it,” stated lab manager Bill Presley. “We were on target with planning and budget.”

“Working with SimpleQuE allowed us to pass the accreditation audit the first time,” added Smith. “Without their assistance, we would have had multiple write-ups and would have prolonged the certification by many months. I would strongly recommend SimpleQuE because they are professional, know their stuff and are easy to work with.”

SimpleQuE also assisted Ingersoll Rand with its UL DAP compliance requirements and continues to support the company with ongoing internal audits. “SimpleQuE provides years of experience in the area of ISO training and consulting,” said Tillman. “They are very knowledgeable and dependable.”

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