It does not matter what your application is, if you are relying on instruments, it is essential you keep them properly calibrated. Without calibrated equipment, you cannot expect precise and reliable results. But the problem for most people is, they do not exactly know when their equipment is due for a calibration job. In this blog, we will tell you some things that you should do to determine whether your equipment requires calibration or not. What are those things? Let’s find out. Take A Look At The Warranty If your equipment is under warranty, we will advice you to read the warranty to check what its requirements are in terms of calibration. It is important to know that warranty in many cases remain valid as long as you meet calibration requirements of the equipment. And if there is no clear requirement of calibration in the warranty, it is still advisable that you get your equipment calibrated at fixed intervals to keep it in fully functional state. Be Aware of Industry Standard Requirements If you are owner of a business that is certified under certain industry standard agencies such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO), you might have to conduct your business by following the guidelines prescribed by the agencies. You might be required to use only properly calibrated equipment for your business operations. If you do not follow the guidelines, your certification might get cancelled officially. Inspect Your In-House Quality Control Program Normally, most businesses have a proper calendar for system maintenance. In those calendars, dates for equipment calibration are clearly mentioned. If your business maintains such a calendar, it is advisable you get in touch with your Quality Control Department to check if there are equipment due for a calibration job or not so that you unknowingly do not void warranties or face unnecessary issues within a department. Observe The Results One of the clearest signs that your equipment requires calibration is poor output. If the product that is created using a key equipment fails to meet specifications or the equipment itself does not perform as it should, it is a sign that you should get the equipment calibrated. We will strongly advise you to not ignore unexpected results or strange readings whatsoever. Even if such results or readings occur only once or twice, it is recommended you get your equipment examined immediately. If you want to get your equipment calibrated, you can contact Custom Calibration. We do both onsite calibration and laboratory calibration. We are known for our thermometer calibration services online. Apart from thermometer, we also calibrate autoclaves, pyrometers, furnaces, data loggers, hot plates, chart recorders, and many other devices.
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