What types of calibration are available?
D+M mainly (but not exclusively) calibrates electrical and mechanical equipment.
The common equipment types our mechanical calibration services cover are micrometres, verniers, thread gauges, taper gauges, height gauges, gauge block sets, surface plates, torque devices, pressure gauges and weighing scales.
The common parameters our electrical calibration services cover include voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, thermal, inductance, power and frequency.
How often does my equipment need calibration?
Calibration should be performed at regular intervals (usually 6-12 months) depending on factors including the type of equipment, frequency of use, applications of use, manufacturer instructions and importance to business-critical operations.
What standard of calibration do I need?
Traceable calibration is the most common type of calibration. It isn’t a defined standard, but refers to how the results taken, relating to an item of equipment, are traced back to a National Laboratory.
The UKAS standard of calibration is required for businesses in industries with particularly tight design tolerances such as aerospace. UKAS calibration is recognised by the UK government, making it the gold standard of calibration.
What is UKAS calibration?
UKAS Calibration can only be carried out by a calibration house and using equipment that has been independently audited and accredited by UKAS to carry out the work. UKAS is the only body recognised by the government for assessing the quality of calibration. D+M Systems & Test is fully authorised to perform UKAS standard calibration.
What are ISO-9001 calibration standards?
Proving equipment complies with ISO-9001’s guidelines on calibration is important for businesses in many industries to meet an expected level of quality management.
ISO-9001 stipulates that organisations must calibrate equipment to the standard required by their industry, regularly monitor equipment to ensure compliance and keep the right documentation to prove a chain of calibration.