The Importance of Calibration

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With any measurement instrument or tool used to qualify product, it is mandatory that the tool or instrument be 100% functional and measure per the appropriate specifications when used.  A manufacturer’s calibration can perform both functions.  A system inspection and calibration verify that the instrument is functional and that the instrument was and is measuring accurately, while routine maintenance helps to ensure the instrument will continue to function going forward.

While an instrument’s self-calibration or internal calibration is convenient for routine spot checking and verification, it should never replace a full calibration performed by an unbiased and trained professional.

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