NEWS & Technical notes

13July 2017

Do Fitness Trackers Facilitate Weight Loss or Weight Gain?

July 13, 2017|Categories: Demystification, Standards and accreditations, Uncategorized|

Have you been tracking your calories and using a fitness tracker to help you lose weight? Struggling with minimal results? You’re not alone and it could be due to the inaccuracy of your fitness tracker. It seems like almost everyone has tried to lose weight [...]

12June 2017

Common Calibration Questions: Part 2

June 12, 2017|Categories: Demystification, Standards and accreditations, Uncategorized|

Why do I need a calibration provider – I can do it myself? As a follow-up to my last blog, Common Calibration Questions, I felt the above question was another valid one to address. It is something clients have asked when they start to look [...]

26April 2017

Common Calibration Questions

April 26, 2017|Categories: Demystification, Standards and accreditations|

There is no disputing that calibration plays an important role in the proper maintenance of test and measurement equipment. But to a lot of people out there, it can also be a bit confusing. Quite frequently I get calls from clients asking if they should [...]

5February 2016

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation

February 5, 2016|Categories: Standards and accreditations|

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, [...]

5February 2016

What is calibration?

February 5, 2016|Categories: Demystification|

In short, calibration is a documented process where the measurement instrument to be calibrated is compared against a known value, typically a more accurate reference standard. It is good to remember the old fact that all measurements have error and calibration tells how much! An [...]