BYK-Gardner Calibration and Accreditation, What Does It Mean for You? 1

LEDs in the BYK-Gardner spectro-guide. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

LEDs in the BYK-Gardner spectro-guide.
Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Every year or so, it comes time to send in your instrumentation to be calibrated per your quality control protocols.  You receive your instrument back along with a traceable certificate.  Or, you may even have a Field Service Engineer visit you on-site to calibrate and certify your instruments.  But, that certificate that you hold in your hand, that you file away, what does it mean for you?

Calibration. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Calibration and Preventative Maintenance

ISO 9000 requires routine calibration and testing to ensure that your instrumentation is operating properly and that your results are accurate. Using an instrument that is not up-to-date on calibration and preventative maintenance, can result in a waste of your valuable time and money as a consequence of improper quality control of your product. When you send your instrument back for Calibration and Preventive Maintenance, BYK-Gardner:

  • Cleans the optics.
  • Checks all functions.
  • Updates the firmware.
  • Adjusts measured values by using reference standards, if required.
  • Includes a certificate that is traceable to international standards.

A regular schedule of calibration and preventative maintenance makes sure your instrument produces accurate results not only for one instrument but all your instruments at various locations around the world.


17025 logoBYK-Gardner has multiple accredited Calibration Labs with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by ANAB, of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.  What does all this alphabet soup mean for you?  It means that you can send your instruments to BYK-Gardner with confidence, knowing that they are held to the highest standards.  It means that you can trust BYK-Gardner knowing that their technicians and their test methods are competent.  It means that you can feel assured in the quality and management systems BYK-Gardner uses to certify your instrumentation to ISO/IEC 17025.

The following table shows the parameters and equipment that BYK-Gardner has been accredited to calibrate, as well as the BYK-Gardner locations that are accredited for each.

Parameter/Equipment Location(s)
Gloss Columbia, MD USA
Geretsried, Germany
Terrassa, Spain
Saint-Ouen Cedex, France
Shanghai, China
Longford, Heathrow, UK
Santo André – SP, Brazil
Osaka, Japan
Color /
wave-scan /
byko-test units
micro-tri-gloss µ
Optical Radiation-
Columbia, MD, USA
Optical Radiation
color temperature
Columbia, MD, USA
Density Columbia, MD, USA
Geretsried, Germany
Kinematic Viscosity Columbia, MD, USA
Geretsried, Germany


BYK-Gardner Service and Repair

To contact a service and repair center in your country, click here and select your country in the pull-down menu at the right side of the page.

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