Top 5 March Blogs

In case you missed content, here is a quick recap of our most popular blogs of March.

How to Calibrate a Fluke Multimeter

As with any type of tooling or equipment, a Fluke Multimeter will eventually need to be calibrated. Whether you’re using it for a hobby or are in a highly regulated industry, in order to get consistent, accurate readings from the Fluke you need to calibrate regularly. The timing for calibration is often dependent on your environment; whether it is in cold or harsh weather, whether it has been dropped, how often you are using it, etc. In this blog post, we’re going to explain how to check your fluke multimeter to see if it is in need of calibration. Read more.

What is the difference between ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 and ISO/IEC 17025?

Currently in the U.S. there are two national standards for calibration laboratories such as, the ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 (Z540-1) and ISO/IEC 17025. Having two different national standards can be confusing for both laboratories and customers; therefore, we have put together a brief guide to describe the basic differences between the two standards. Read more.

How often should I calibrate a torque wrench?

The age old question: How often should I calibrate a torque wrench? Making sure a torque wrench is calibrated at the right time is important, without proper calibration the safety of workers is put at risk and the integrity of the equipment you are working on can be compromised. Combine these two issues and you have some costly problems, either due to unhappy customers or broken equipment. At the same time, you don’t want to calibrate too frequently simply for the wasted time the tool will be out and the amount it costs to calibrate.  Read more.

The Three Types of Megger Insulation Resistance Tests

A Megger insulation tester can be used to perform three different types of insulation resistance tests, short-time or spot-reading, time-resistance and dielectric absorption ratio. Each test varies with results and is used for particular purposes. Read more.

What is instrument calibration?

Calibration is a word of many definitions, just as it is a process of many different methods. The simplest way to describe instrument calibration is as follows: a process in which accuracy and precision of an instrument’s measurements are evaluated and adjusted to ensure quality results. Instrument calibration is essential to anyone handling a measuring device and should be performed frequently in order to ensure valid data results and overall safety of instrument users. Read more.

Should you be calibrating your instruments in-house or outsourced?
Read our guide to find out.