Dukane Ultrasonic test sets have the reputation of being highly accurate measuring device. To ensure that your Dukane ultrasonic test set is living up to its reputation, it is important to consistently maintain the test sets calibration. Ultrasonic test sets that are not calibrated regularly or have not been set up correctly could led to severe consequences. For this reason, it is vitally important for you to create an ultrasonic test set calibration interval to ensure your equipment is accurate and reliable.
Many benefits can be reaped from calibrating your Dukane ultrasonic test set, such as:
The answer to this question is complicated, therefore, we have listed a handful of factors below that indicate when and how frequent your Dukane ultrasonic test set should be calibrated.
Many manufacturers offer a recommendation of when an instrument should be calibrated. This recommendation should be taken into consideration, but other factors listed below should also come into play when creating an ultrasonic test set calibration interval.
If a large project is coming up and it requires highly accurate measurements, it’s in your best interest to have your ultrasonic test set calibrated before use. By doing so, you can feel confident that results will be accurate and reliable.
If you recently performed a major project where your ultrasonic test set was used heavily, chances are the calibration started to drift after the excessive use. It is always recommended to calibrate any measuring instrument after heavy use to ensure it is ready and up to par for the next job.
Say your Dukane ultrasonic test set accidentally fell, got knocked into or experience some sort of hard trauma. If this happens, it is extremely important to send it out for calibration before usage. Chances are the trauma caused the calibration to drift, therefore, measurement most likely will not end up accurate.
Some jobs require certain sound frequencies to be used during measurement. In this case, a certain calibration might be needed in order to get the job done.
Frequency of calibration should also be determined by how much an instrument is used. If you use your Dukane ultrasonic test set regularly, chances are you will have to get it calibrated more frequently to ensure there has been no drift and that it is still producing quality measurements. This will play into whether calibration should be performed monthly, quarterly, semiannually or annually.
Are you calibrating often enough?
Use our guide to find out.