In order for a calibration manager to be able to verify your measurements, they need access to two main things, The measurement device being calibrated and a known standard against which the instrument can be tested.
Calibration is typically done with a set of standard reference materials that are used as controls throughout the process of testing each item. These samples should come from a reputable vendor who guarantees their accuracy. For instance, a platinum resistance thermometer is either accurate or it isn’t—a vendor selling low-cost instruments won’t necessarily provide high-quality equipment since precision doesn’t pay when selling at lower prices. In addition to knowing that the standard is accurate, it’s also important to know that the reference material hasn’t deteriorated over time.
This might sound like a no-brainer but you would be surprised at how many people assume their standard materials are okay without checking!
A calibration certificate is produced at the end of each test and should include, A list of all equipment used during testing. The date and who performed the test. An identification number for your organization and an asset tag placed on your instrument for future reference; and A statement verifying that the tested item meets relevant specifications.
Calibrating measurement devices should be part of any company’s quality management system since managers will need to avoid purchasing inaccurate equipment in the future. If you’re looking for more information on how to find a calibration service provider, check out our list of recommended professionals. Employees should seek calibration services in UAE when they purchase new instruments.