Implement Calibration & Certification Accreditation for a Competitive Advantage

NEW IEEE Engineering Brief | April 2017

Produced by: Engineering 360 Media Solutions | Sponsored by: AMETEK Land

“When considering what calibration and certification are, it is important to also look at what is erroneously believed within the industry. These beliefs include:”

• A statement of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or National Laboratory traceability alone is
• Using a quality management system alone is adequate.
• Absolute accuracy is not critical.
• ISO 9000 system requirements are adequate.
• The use of a certified laboratory is not necessary, and an independent calibration laboratory is fine.

Verifiable temperature measurements, for example, are prompting greater numbers of thermometer suppliers to calibrate and certify their products to prove accuracy and provide traceability, and do so within a quality management system.

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