Gasco Affiliates, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification applicable to the production of precision gases used in the calibration of gas detection instrumentation, the company reported. The certification is an internationally recognized quality management standard.

Certification was authorized by National Quality Assurance (NQA) USA, one of the largest and most respected ISO registrars in the world with more than 20,000 clients in over 50 countries.

ISO 9001:2008 provides a set of requirements that must be in place to have a quality management system, regardless of the organization's size, product or service line, or public or private status. Certification to the standard is voluntary, and organizations must complete a rigorous auditing process by a third-party registrar.

Thomas Hanway, president of Gasco Affiliates, said that the certification is an assurance to marketers and end-users that quality and safety are among the company’s highest priorities. "This is a significant achievement for Gasco, its marketers and its customers and a demonstration of our leadership characteristics. ISO 9001:2008 certification represents the attainment of a new milestone as we continue to innovate and grow our business operations,” said Hanway.

About Gasco

Founded in 1996, Gasco Affiliates, LLC is a leading producer of precision calibration gas, equipment and accessories. The company employs proprietary procedures to create the highest quality grades of pure gases, gas mixtures ­– single gas, complex four-gas and highly reactive gas mixtures ­– cylinders and accessories for a wide range of applications. Gasco products meet or exceed all safety equipment industry specifications and are available exclusively through safety distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.gascogas.com.