Manufacturers that use the Brooks 5850E mass flow controller tend to favor it above other instruments in the same price range. Due to this, manufacturers tend to use these flow controllers on multiple machines. Many organizations keep a few spares as replacement parts or to use in developing equipment. However, these pieces will need period testing to ensure accuracy. This can be done by meeting Brooks 5850E mass flow controller calibration intervals.
The Brooks 5850E mass flow controller calibration interval is annual. The majority of manufacturers find that an annual interval is sufficient for testing. Tooling managers tend to vary calibration due dates for each mass flow controller. For example, mass flow controller #1 is sent. Upon return of mass flow controller #1, mass flow controller #2 is sent. Staggered calibration due dates can make it easier to continue operations, but the tooling or quality manager must ensure that all tooling meets the due date. E2b calibration customers using Anytime Assets are alerted automatically for each due date, making compliance simple.
Adjusting the Brookes 5850E mass flow controller calibration interval is recommended for any units that regularly fail annual calibration or have sustained any damage. In the event that the instrument regularly fails testing and requires adjustment, the interval may be shortened to every 9 months.
Any equipment that sustains damage should be sent in for calibration before it is put back into use. Oftentimes, a tooling or quality manager may request that the original calibration due date is followed. This is completely possible, as long as the unit does not miss the minimum calibration interval.
If you have any questions about how to determine Brooks 5850E mass flow controller calibration intervals, or would like a quote, contact the team at e2b calibration.