calibration standard Articles

  • Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration—The Only Guarantee of Accuracy

    At Sierra, we have a saying: “An instrument’s accuracy is only as good as its calibration.” The accuracy of your mass flow controller (MFC) is essential in assuring the efficiency, performance, and quality of your flow meter. In many cases, if your instrumentation is not calibrated, then a decline in performance is possible due to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Why calibrate PULSE?

    This famous remark emphasises the importance of measurement in the world of science, industry and commerce. We all use and depend on it daily, in even the most mundane aspects of life – from setting your wristwatch to the radio time signal, to filling the car fuel-tank, or checking the weather forecast. All of these things depend on proper calibration and traceability to national and ...

  • AMETEK Land standardises certificates of conformity and adds calibration data as standard

    AMETEK Land has standardised all its Certificates of Conformity for its fixed spot and portable infrared thermometers.     This also includes, for the first time, calibration test ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Geotech sets the industry standard with ISO 17025 Calibration and five days servicing

    Geotech is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of portable and fixed gas analysers for a wide range of industries.  With our vast network of established international distributors, we are able to supply to and support our customers in over 60 countries worldwide. We offer a total support package for our entire product range from our UK-based Service Centre.  The in-house dedicated and ...

  • Example of an Energy Calibration Report on a Standard Penetration Test (ASTM Standard D 1586–67) Drill Rig

    This note provides an example of an energy calibration report on standard penetration test equipment. This calibration was designed to determine a standard hammer drop height that would produce 2100 in.·lb (237 N·m) of compression wave energy entering the drill rods as a result of the average hammer blow when using drop procedures as ordinarily used for the rig under ...


    By ASTM International

  • Recommendations for Implementing a Calibration Program

    Introduction This article is limited to the principles of organization for calibration work in relation to cGMP and other pharmaceutical standards. Calibration and metrology methods related to actual calibration techniques, statistics, and theories are not explored in our discussions.1 Each class of instruments requires specific techniques and approaches to achieve stated accuracies. All ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • Making a TO-15 Working Standard and the Super Standard Calculator – V2.01

    We already learned how to calibrate our TO-15 system, what our concentration units mean, and how to properly read our vacuum gauge while pressurizing samples. We are clearly going out of order here, because I have never covered how to prepare a working standard (necessary for ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Design of a Large Calibration Chamber

    The design and operation of a conceptually simple, low-cost chamber for calibration of cone penetrometers and other in situ devices is described. The chamber weighs over 5500 kg and houses a 4400-kg soil sample that is 1.5 m in diameter and height. Operations in the chamber are automated using a self-equilibrating hydraulic insertion frame, a soil pluviation system for sand placement, a vacuum ...


    By ASTM International

  • Noise meter calibration service

    A new noise meter calibration service is launched. Pulsar Instruments are pleased to announce that it is now able to offer a traceable recalibration service for all makes and models of noise measurement products accurately, quickly ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Improved Calibration and Correction Techniques for Pressuremeters

    Equipment calibration is essential to the pressuremeter test procedure in order to obtain meaningful results. This paper assesses the accuracy of the standard calibration procedures for a monocell pressuremeter probe. The probe was inserted into sets of instrumented aluminum tubes of various lengths and diameters. The pressure distribution acting against the cavity wall was determined for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Calibration – the sure way to accurate measurements

    Calibration   During testing, microphones and accelerometers can change sensitivity or break. They might look intact, but what happens if you continue measuring without having calibrated your transducer? Can you trust your data? Do you have to redo the entire test? In cases of extreme testing you might only have one shot at getting your measurement right as the product gets ...

  • Balance Calibration – what are the options?

    Balances are relied on in most laboratories and industrial sites for a range of experiments and everyday quality control or operational work. Keeping your balance regularly calibrated is essential to ensure the readings they give are accurate. This does not need to mean a costly visit from an external contractor, as many balances are easily calibrated in house. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • How do I choose audit filters for my opacity monitor?

    Ongoing quality assurance is important for any piece of measuring equipment. From a voltmeter to a spectrophotometer, calibration checks are needed to demonstrate that it is continuing to function within its design specification. An opacity monitor is no different, and the usual method for verification is to perform a calibration error check using traceable audit filters. These are neutral ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Ultrapure Water - The Standard for Resistivity Measurements of Ultrapure Water

    Abstract For years, resistivity, conductivity^ instrumentation has been used as a reliable indicator of ionic water quality, especially for ultrapure water (UPW). Traditionally, the instrumentation is procured, installed, powered up, and perhaps connected to a PLC, strip chart recorder, or a LAN. After that, the instrument and sensor receive no attention until a problem arises. Today, ...


    By SnowPure Water Technologies

  • Saving Costs by Using FLUXANA Calibration Sets

    Introduction In order to use X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) quantitatively, the analytical system must be calibrated. Calibration standards are required for this. The usual procedure begins with the purchase of reference materials as powders, these samples are prepared as, e.g., fusion beads, they are measured as calibration standards and, finally, calibration and validation are conducted. ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • Helical Probe Tests: Initial Test Calibration

    Helical test probes of different sizes suitable for shallow (1.8-m) in-situ soil exploration and compaction control were developed and tested in different soils alongside traditional in-situ tests, including Standard Penetration tests (SPT), cone penetration tests (CPT), dilatometer tests (DMT), and in-situ density tests. The helical probe test (HPT) is a quick and economical test, which can be ...


    By ASTM International

  • Specification and calibration requirements for industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications

    Introduction Performance and accuracy of industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications are covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Verification of proper operation of process scales is an important factor in finished product Quality Assurance (QA) programs. Incorrect weighing, additions of materials and components in validated processes of formulation, dispensing, and ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • The Cost of Inaccurate CEM Calibration Gases

    Utility companies and other users of Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) calibration gases often mistakenly consider them a commodity, making price the primary purchase consideration. Consequently, many are willing to settle for calibration gases that are ...

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Follow toxic gas standards for a smoother project

    Toxic gases, such as Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide, can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other authorities take detection of these gases very seriously. The American National Standards Institute/ American Petroleum Institute (ANSI/API) and ISA industry standards ...

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