In order to better serve you, Zensol has put together the 5 main reasons why calibration is of high importance for your instruments. Quality policies require it from us, government agencies regulate us on it, and international standardization bodies supervise us on how we accomplish it.
- Do you want to take measurements or estimates?
Electronic components naturally drift over time, which can lead to uncertainties in your measurements. Calibrating your instrument, prevents it.
- Can you afford to show inaccurate measurements on your products?
A. False Passes – Inaccurate measurements reveal a bad unit passing a test. A “false pass” can be very dangerous, especially if the product you are testing has the potential to cause damage.
B. False Failures – A measurement taken with a non-calibrated and / or inaccurate instrument may cause a test to fail at a good unit. These “false failures” may require more extensive (and expensive) testing and additional commissioning time.
- Do you meet the standards?
Many larger or more regulated industries follow international standards that require calibration. Standards such as ISO 9001, ISO / IEC 17025 dictate why and how to calibrate.
- Is unplanned downtime due to a non-calibrated instrument expensive?
It is important to keep in mind the difference between planned downtime for maintenance and unplanned downtime. Take advantage of the time your instruments are unused to schedule the calibration of your instruments.
- How do you know that your measurement is accurate?
By comparing all measurements to a standard unit, or to the international SI unit system, you can be sure that your measurement is a good measure. It is also important to respect the traceability of your calibration by reference to an uninterrupted and documented calibration chain.
Calibration is clearly an important part of proper maintenance of your measuring instruments. By regularly calibrating, you can save time and money and make sure you meet all the requirements of your profession.
Should you be interested in calibrating your instrument,
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Inspired by «Top 5 reasons to Calibrate you NI Hardware» by National Instruments