What are Standard 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 Standard 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.
Why you should choose us for standard calibrations of your instruments
Our capabilities provide you with the most comprehensive service offering of any other lab in your industry. We are capable of sourcing 100% of your calibrations, which greatly reduces the costs and time associated with managing multiple vendors.
We calibrate more than 90,000 instruments every year, serving all major equipment brands and some of the most advanced equipment available.