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? More…

The Risks and Costs Associated with Quality Control Instruments that are Out of Calibration 4

Calibration. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Calibration of a BYK-mac i.
Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Calibration and preventative maintenance have costs associated with them. And in uncertain economic times, these procedures can often become neglected or the interval between calibration and preventative maintenance can be extended in order to cut costs. However, neglecting calibration and preventive maintance can lead to the following: More…