When looking for a provider for your environmental chamber calibration service, it is important to seek a facility that is competent and complaint with a high set of standards. A quality facility will provide topnotch service with a handful of components included to give you accurate and reliable results. To assist you in your search for a provider, we have created a set of guidelines to consider and have listed qualities needed to ensure your environmental chamber is calibrated precisely.
ACCREDITED CALIBRATION VS. NON-ACCREDITED CALIBRATION
Any calibration needs to be performed by either an accredited calibration lab or a non-accredited calibration lab. When choosing which type of laboratory to use for your environmental chamber calibration, it’s important to keep in mind exactly what an accredited calibration lab is and why it is has been deemed accredited.
In short, an accredited calibration lab is only deemed accredited after it has “passed” an assessment by an accrediting body. The accrediting body only declares a lab accredited after it has thoroughly assessed the lab in three areas, personnel, lab environment and traceability compliance. When a lab is accredited, the following is guaranteed:
- Personnel with the highest level of technical competence – in regards to the Scope of Accreditation.
- A monitored lab environment that will not alter calibration results.
- Precise equipment traceability (in most cases through NIST).
Accredited calibration labs, unlike non-accredited calibration labs, live, breathe and eat maintenance. For this reason, choosing an accredited calibration lab, over a non-accredited calibration lab, will ensure your environmental chamber calibration is performed precisely. Notably, not all unaccredited calibration labs are equal, therefore not all calibrations are equal. By choosing an accredited calibration lab for your environmental chamber, you are guaranteeing accuracy of your calibration services.
THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING AN ACCREDITED LAB
- Technically Competent Personnel
- Confidence in Calibration Results
- Minimal Risk Factors
- Equipment Traceability
- Monitored Lab Environment
- Required Measurement Uncertainty
Accredited calibration labs are guaranteed to serve the following factors above. This is because they are required to meet the highest industry standard, ISO/IEC 17025.