Whilst every test and measuring device will need calibrating depending on the industry you work in and the frequency of use, there are some warning signs that it’s time to send your equipment to the calibration laboratory.
Calibration warning signs include:
If you’ve noticed that your equipment is providing inconsistent test results or is starting to drift then it’s important to have it calibrated to ensure safe, accurate and reliable results. Common errors include zero errors, low slope values, and slow responses. Calibration will help to eliminate any potential risks to consumers, staff and your business. Inconsistent measurements can lead to inconsistent products which can damage your brand reputation.
Damage to equipment can throw your equipment out of calibration, which is why we recommend calibration after any new or noticeable damage to your equipment. This will also reduce costly errors in your production process and avoid potential hazards in the workplace from occurring. Uncalibrated instruments can also damage other equipment and increase your overall cost of maintenance.
Calibration certificates only last for a certain amount of time so it’s critical to comply with your industry standards and make sure that all your certificates stay up-to-date. At JBA Calibration we offer all our customers a login to our free online portal so that you always have your certificates to hand whenever you need them. The best way to avoid occurring any fines is to calibrate your equipment early. By calibrating your equipment early you can rest assured that your equipment is in perfect working condition and that you never accidentally miss a calibration.
Keeping vital pieces of equipment running smoothly by scheduling calibrations in advance, can reduce or completely avoid any unwanted production downtime. Regularly calibrating your equipment can also increase your equipment lifespan by keeping it in perfect working condition. Keeping a log of when your equipment is due a calibration also holds your whole team accountable for keeping equipment working safely and efficiently. We offer both onsite calibration and laboratory calibration so that you can get your equipment calibrated as fast as you need it.
It is important to ensure that your equipment gets calibrated to a minimum of at least the manufacturer’s recommended calibration intervals. If your equipment is held to industry standards such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) then you must follow your industry standards. All of our calibration certificates are fully traceable to ISO/IEC 17025 so you never need to worry about your equipment being industry compliant. If your equipment is not held to industry standards then it’s also important to consider the importance of the equipment to your workplace production and the equipment’s frequency of use to decide upon an appropriate calibration schedule.
If you have any questions regarding how often you need to calibrate your equipment or would like to schedule your equipment calibration you can contact us on 01482 6898049.