What is Calibration Service?
Calibration is the process of testing and comparing an instrument to a calibrated reference instrument with established traceability.
Traceability refers to the ability of a measurement result to be linked to stated references of either national or international standards via an unbroken chain of comparisons.
What is IEC/ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration Service?
Accreditation to IEC/ISO 17025 demonstrates that a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system and the capacity and expertise to offer testing and calibration services.
IEC/ISO 17025 accredited calibrations is a calibration service that performs calibration as per accredited scopes and standard calibration methods and issues a calibration certificate with the accrediting body’s logo on the calibration certificate. A traceability statement is provided according to the standard requirement.
Why is calibration necessary?
Calibration is crucial because it guarantees consistent measuring standards and outcomes. Equipment that isn’t regularly calibrated runs the risk of drifting out of specification, making erroneous measurements that compromise product quality, safety, and the equipment’s lifespan.
The calibration goal is to reduce the uncertainty of the recorded measurements, giving confidence in the instrument’s accuracy and performance. To maintain confidence in the results, the instrument must be recalibrated regularly to control inaccuracies and guarantee it performs as intended.
According to GDP, GDPMD, GMP, ISO1514, HACCP, ISO22000, and other ISO standards and guidelines, instrument calibration should be performed at least once a year to have trust in the measurement monitored & recorded.