In order to receive quality calibration, company contribution and the right calibration provider are absolutely necessary. Quality calibration starts with proper company organization of instruments and calibration intervals and ends with superb service with knowledgeable personnel.
It is the responsibility of your company to ensure all ducks are in a row before sending instruments to a provider for calibration. For example, a proper calibration interval needs to be followed by your company to ensure that the instrument is being calibrated at the right time and after a certain amount of uses. By following a precise calibration interval, the possibility of product defects and high costs due to calibration errors is minimized. Due to the tedious task of remembering when all instruments are due for calibration, it is also in the company’s best interest to invest in a management system that will help track instrument calibration intervals. By following these two steps, your company is contributing to quality calibration of each instrument.
CHOOSING A PROVIDER
While it is extremely important for your company to stay on top of calibration schedules to ensure quality calibration, it is also important to ensure your company has chosen the right provider. When choosing a provider your company should look for the following included in the service:
- Calibration Labels
- Uncertainty Ratio Measurement
- Calibration Certificates
- Documentation of trained personnel
If all of the above are included in your calibration service, chances are it will be of high quality. Notably, when choosing a provider it is also important to research the personnel’s competency of the instruments you need calibrated.