When is Equipment Calibration Required?

Hi, this is James from ABM Services Group. Here is the link to the form we are going to mention at the end of this video – https://goo.gl/forms/4X0IxlhpK6eOySbJ3

In this video we are going to discuss – when is calibration required?

Calibration may be required called for the following reasons:

1. New instruments

First of all, equipment may require calibration if it is brand new. in many cases equipment that is brand new needs to be calibrated first before it can start giving accurate readings.

2. After an instrument has been repaired or modified

Calibration may be required after an instrument has been repaired or modified in any way.

3. When a specified time period has elapsed or when a specified usage has elapsed

Equipment may also require calibration simply because a specified time period has elapsed or a specified usage period has elapsed.
Let me go into this and some detail – for some pieces of equipment there is a six month calibration period which means every 6 months you need to get the instruments calibrated.

With the same principle in mind, some equipment also requires calibration after a set period of hours, so after 1000 hours calibration is required.

4. Before and/or after a critical measurement

Calibration is also highly recommended before or after a critical measurement. if your piece of equipment just made a critical measurement then it’s a wise move to ensure you get that piece of equipment calibrated.

5. After an event

For example, after an instrument has been exposed to a shock or physical damage, sudden changes in weather, and so on. In essence, anything which might potentially have compromised the integrity of the equipments’ calibration.

6. Whenever observations appear questionable or instrument indications do not match

Calibration is required whenever its’ observations or measurements appear questionable or strange. In other words, when measurements don’t match the output of what is referred to as surrogate instruments.

7. As specified by a requirement (customer specification, manufacturer recommendation)

And finally, calibration may be required because it is specified by customer specification or the instrument manufacturer recommendation. Authoritative recommendations must be followed and should be at the forefront of your mind when deciding whether or not to calibrate your equipment.

If you’d like to talk with someone at our company ABM Services Group about our calibration services, then all you need to do is fill out this form – https://goo.gl/forms/4X0IxlhpK6eOySbJ3

It’s a really short form (you can fill it out in under a minute) and then will get back to you with a plan to give you a better idea on how you can gain from calibrating your equipment now.

Thanks for watching and until next time have a great day.