With constant use over time, the effectiveness and accuracy of instruments may diminished. That is why they need to be calibrated regularly.
Instrument calibration is a process to ensure instrument accuracy through documented procedure by comparing the instrument or unit under test (UUT) against traceable reference standard with known uncertainty value.
Calibration by definition does not include accuracy adjustment or trimming, however usually a well established calibration vendor would include such service.
Proper calibration is crucial, providing confidence among users and businesses, ensuring results are accurate and reliable.
ISO/IEC 17025 is the International Standard for the accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. It covers both quality management system and technical requirements.
In Malaysia, ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is provided by Department of Standards Malaysia. Calibration performed by an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory is common referred to as ‘SAMM Accredited’.
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