Top 5 Spring Blogs

In case you missed content, here is a quick recap of our most popular blogs this Spring!

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.

In-House vs. Outsourced Calibration

Choosing between in-house and outsourced calibration relies on how much money you are willing to invest in the instrument, what your use of the instrument will be, how often the manufacturer recommends calibrating the instrument, whether you need the instrument calibrated to a standard and whether you have employees trained in calibrating instruments. 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.

What is meter calibration?

Meter calibration is one of the typical forms of calibration services offered by calibration laboratories. Meter calibration, although a general term, often refers to flow meters. Calibration is important and necessary to all businesses that use flow meters in their daily work. Flow meters can be used to measure things like raw water circulation and oxygenation circulation dimensions. Read more.

What is the difference between ISO 17025 Compliant and Accredited?

Not sure what the difference is between ISO 17025 accreditation and ISO 17025 compliance? That question is asked by many quality, tooling, or maintenance managers. The short answer is that accreditation is legally verified, while compliance is not. This is important to determine for meeting quality guidelines or regulations. Establishing accreditation is also useful when choosing or evaluating a laboratory. Read more.




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