NEWS & Technical notes

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 [...]