What is Calibration
Calibration is the process of comparing a reading on an equipment or system, with another equipment that has been calibrated and referenced to a known standard or set of parameters.
What are calibration services?
Calibration service is the process of verifying and adjusting the accuracy of measuring and testing equipment to ensure it performs within the specified tolerances. Calibration is critical for ensuring reliable and accurate measurement results in various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and research. Calibration service providers use specialized equipment and procedures to test and adjust the equipment, and issue a certificate of calibration that documents the results. Regular calibration can help prevent errors, reduce risks, and maintain compliance with quality and safety standards.
Why Calibration is necessary
Calibration is necessary to ensure that measuring and testing equipment is accurately measuring or detecting the properties or quantities of the items being measured. Over time, equipment can drift from its original calibration settings, leading to inaccuracies that can result in faulty products, inefficient processes, and potential safety hazards. Calibration verifies the accuracy of the equipment and makes necessary adjustments to bring it back within the specified tolerances.
In industries where precision and accuracy are critical, such as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and other industries where equipment use for measurement related work or production, calibration is necessary to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain high standards of quality control. Without calibration, equipment may produce inaccurate or unreliable results, leading to costly rework or recalls. Calibration can also help to identify potential equipment failures or issues early, allowing for preventative maintenance and reducing downtime.
Why do we need to Calibrate Instruments?
Instruments need to be calibrated to ensure their measurements are accurate and reliable. Calibration is the process of comparing a measurement made by an instrument to a known or standard value, and making adjustments to the instrument as necessary to bring it into alignment with the standard. Here are some reasons why we need to calibrate instruments:
Ensuring accuracy: Calibration ensures that an instrument’s measurements are accurate and reliable, which is essential for maintaining quality and safety in many industries.
Compliance with regulations: Many industries, such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and aviation, have strict regulations that require instruments to be calibrated regularly to ensure compliance.
Maintaining equipment: Regular calibration can help identify and prevent equipment failures or issues, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.
Improving efficiency: Accurate and reliable instruments can help to improve the efficiency of processes, reducing waste and increasing productivity.
Maintaining quality: Calibration is essential for maintaining high standards of quality control in industries where precision and accuracy are critical.
Why should we calibrate a new instrument that came directly from the factory?
Even though a new instrument comes directly from the factory, it may not be accurate right out of the box. During the manufacturing and shipping process, an instrument can experience vibration, temperature changes, or other environmental factors that can affect its calibration. Therefore, it is important to calibrate a new instrument before putting it into use.
Calibration ensures that the instrument is measuring accurately and within the manufacturer’s specified tolerances. It also establishes a baseline measurement that can be used to compare future measurements and detect any changes or drifts in the instrument’s accuracy over time. By calibrating a new instrument, you can have confidence that it is functioning correctly and producing reliable results.
Moreover, calibration is often a requirement for regulatory compliance and quality control in many industries, and it is important to ensure that new instruments meet these requirements before being put into use.
When should we re-calibrate the instrument?
Instruments should be re-calibrated on a regular basis to ensure that they continue to provide accurate and reliable measurements. The specific frequency of recalibration depends on several factors, including the instrument’s accuracy requirements, frequency of use, and environmental conditions. Here are some common situations that may require an instrument to be re-calibrated:
Regular intervals: Many industries have established intervals for recalibration based on regulatory requirements or industry standards. For example, ISO 9001:2015 recommends that measuring equipment be calibrated at regular intervals, with the frequency based on the level of usage, environment, and stability of the equipment.
After repairs or adjustments: If an instrument has been repaired or adjusted, it may need to be recalibrated to ensure that it is functioning correctly.
Changes in environmental conditions: If an instrument is moved to a new location or exposed to different environmental conditions, such as temperature or humidity, it may need to be recalibrated to account for these changes.
After a certain number of measurements: Some instruments may need to be recalibrated after a certain number of measurements or after a certain period of time has elapsed.
If the instrument is dropped or damaged: If an instrument is dropped or otherwise damaged, it may need to be recalibrated to ensure that it is functioning correctly.
It is important to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or industry standards to determine the appropriate frequency of recalibration for a particular instrument.
We recommend that you begin a calibration history from day one and re-calibrate once a year (or depending on your plant philosophy). This enables you to compare your measurement results over time.
Why you Choose our services
As a business owner or manager, you know that accurate measurements are crucial for maintaining quality and safety in your industry. That’s why you need a reliable and trusted calibration service provider to ensure that your measuring and testing equipment is functioning correctly and providing accurate results. At our calibration service, we offer a comprehensive range of calibration services for a wide variety of equipment, including mechanical, electrical, and electronic instruments.
Our highly trained engineers use the latest technology and procedures to ensure that your equipment is calibrated to the highest standards of accuracy and reliability. We follow industry best practices and use state-of-the-art calibration equipment to ensure that your equipment meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and industry standards.
We understand that downtime is costly for your business, which is why we offer flexible scheduling and quick turnaround times for our calibration services. Our team can work around your schedule to minimize disruption to your operations and keep your equipment calibrated and functioning correctly.
We also provide a detailed certificate of calibration for each instrument we calibrate, documenting the results of our tests and adjustments. This certificate serves as proof of calibration for regulatory compliance and quality control purposes, giving you confidence that your equipment is functioning correctly and providing accurate results.
In addition to our calibration services, we also offer equipment repair and maintenance services to help you keep your equipment in top condition. Our engineers can diagnose and repair issues with your equipment, and provide preventive maintenance services to help prevent equipment failures and extend the life of your equipment.
When you choose our calibration service, you can be confident that you are working with a trusted and reliable partner for your calibration and equipment maintenance needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain accurate and reliable measurements for your business.