Temperature chamber calibration is performed for many reasons, but most importantly, it is performed to ensure the overall functionality of the equipment is accurate and reliable. Comparable to many other measuring instruments, a temperature chamber is prone to drifting and damage over time which impacts its performance. In order to retain the temperature chambers overall effectiveness, calibration needs to be completed on a regular basis. By doing so, the equipment will have minimal performance risks and reduced uncertainties.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD A TEMPERATURE CHAMBER BE CALIBRATED?
Mostly all temperature chambers will come with a manufacturer recommendation of when to calibrate the instrument. While these recommendations offer a great start for creating the right frequency, it is important to keep other factors in mind.
BEFORE/AFTER A LARGE PROJECT
Ensuring your instrument is performing accurately is extremely important before starting a big project. Keep in mind, equipment that has undergone any major project for an excessive period of time should also be calibrated. This is because frequent and heavy use cause performance and accuracy drifts.
Sometimes equipment trauma is hard to avoid. One major trauma common with temperate chambers is internal overloads. These overloads can occur due to a high volume of usage. To ensure that the equipment is performing to the best of its ability after an overload, it is important to re-calibrate the chamber before continued use.
AMOUNT OF USAGE
Ideally, temperature chambers should be re-calibrated based upon the amount they are used and for how long they have been used for. This amount varies dependent upon the equipment owner; therefore, it is important to base temperature chamber calibration schedules around your own personal usage.
When creating a schedule for your temperature chamber calibration, you should take into account all of the above factors. Accuracy of temperature chamber is of extreme importance and effects the overall quality of the equipment. To ensure a temperature chamber is accurate, reliable and above all safe, calibration should be performed frequently. In the end, failure of a temperature chamber could produce higher financial costs, more so than calibrating your equipment regularly.