We Offer Appendix B Calibrations, ISO 17025 Calibrations and Industrial Traceable to NIST.
What are Calibrations?
The main difference between an accredited calibration and a standard calibration is that an accredited calibration is performed according to uncertainty standards that are developed and approved by an official accrediting body, such as our A2LA Accreditation to ISO 17025. A standard calibration is performed according to these same standards, but the results are not explicitly approved by an accrediting body.
We utilize the manufacturer’s specs or your own technical specifications to verify the integrity of the equipment’s measurement capabilities. Each calibration comes with a certificate of calibration, although the information included on the certificate does not fulfill the quality requirements of an accredited calibration.
Why are Calibrations Important?
Standard calibrations are generally acceptable when there is no requirement for calibration measurements to fulfill specified quality certification processes or regulatory protocols; whereas accredited calibration certificates are used as legally acceptable documents for these purposes.
Our standard calibrations are traceable to NIST and meet ISO 17025 program standards. Calibrations are intended to provide confidence in the measurement data you obtain when using an instrument. A calibrated instrument gives reasonable assurance of measurement accuracy within specific tolerances.
What are On-Site Calibrations?
On-site calibrations are typically performed for equipment that is either too large or too expensive to ship out for calibrations. Another reason is for equipment used in-process, meaning it’s installed with a plant component, in which it is constantly taking in readings and never comes out of service. Since these instruments still require calibration, a technician will bring calibration equipment to your facility to perform the calibrations.
Why are On-Site Calibrations Important?
The accessibility of having calibrations performed on-site saves you costs and significantly reduces the liabilities and risks associated with shipping and transporting expensive equipment. Also, there is virtually no downtime since your instruments remain in service aside from the normal calibration procedure.