ANAB Offers Lab Accreditation to AS6171 for Detection of Counterfeit Parts

ANAB now offers accreditation for laboratories performing detection of suspect/counterfeit parts to the requirements of AS6171, Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts.

Laboratories seeking accreditation for this program must meet the requirements for ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and AS6171, Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts, including related slash sheets for test methods.

AS6171 is an SAE aerospace standard that standardizes inspection and test procedures, workmanship criteria, and minimum training and certification requirements to detect suspect/counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts. Requirements of the standard apply when a decision is made to use parts with an unknown chain of custody. The tests specified by the standard may also detect occurrences of malicious tampering.

AS6171 ensures consistency across the supply chain for test techniques and requirements based on assessed risk associated with the application, component, supplier, and other relevant risk factors. AS6171 requirements supplement the requirements of higher level quality standards and other quality management system documents, such as AS9100, AS9003, AS9120, and ISO 9001.

ANAB requirements for accreditation are found in SR 2429, Supplemental Accreditation Requirements: Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit Parts under AS6171.

For more information, contact Natalia Larrimer at nlarrimer@anab.org or 414-501-5445.