DLA Grants Commercial Lab Suitability to VPT Rad

Feb. 25, 2015

VPT Rad℠, the radiation lab and test services facility division of VPT® Inc., today announced official lab suitability approval by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This status is given to only those laboratories that have been thoroughly audited by the DLA division of the U.S. government. With this lab suitability (number VQH-14-028561), VPT Rad is able to provide radiation testing on electronic components to test method 1019 - Ionizing Radiation (Total Dose): Conditions A, C, and D, and test method 1017; per MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-750. 

VPT Rad provides radiation test services to the electronics industry where radiation environments can degrade component performance. Its in-house facility includes Total Ionizing Dose (TID) irradiators for both High Dose Rate (HDR) and Low Dose Rate (LDR). Heavy Ion Single Event Effects (SEE) testing and neutron irradiation testing for Displacement Damage (DD) services are also provided to VPT Rad customers at facilities throughout the U.S. For customers and programs outside of the U.S., the facility provides radiation test solutions using test methods compliant to ESCC 22900. VPT Rad also serves the gamma irradiation needs of the biomedical market.

“Lab suitability status from the DLA demonstrates our commitment to maintaining high standards throughout our facility and our test methods,” said Aridio Sanchez, Executive Director of VPT Rad. “We are extremely pleased to welcome those clients that must utilize DLA certified labs for their electronics testing processes.”  

More information can be found on the DLA Sourcing and Qualifications page: http://www.landandmaritime.dla.mil/offices/sourcing_and_qualification/labsuit.aspx

About VPT, VPT Rad, and HEICO

VPT® Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military and space applications globally. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ESA and many more depend on quality power conversion solutions from VPT to power critical systems. For more information about VPT, please visit www.vptpower.com

VPT Rad℠ is a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility to serve the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers as well as the gamma radiation needs for biomedical device manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.vptrad.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, FL-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and overhaul shops, as well as defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit  www.heico.com.

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