Why you could be getting inaccurate instrument results


Drifting accuracy in inspection instrument measurements can have a negative impact on the success of projects. For this reason, regular calibration of these instruments is essential.

You will observe that the accuracy of major electronic components—like voltage references, current shunts and potentiometers—will start to drift over time. It’s crucial to the success of your projects to make sure your instruments don’t become biased and provide inaccurate results. Inaccurate instruments can be corrected by maintaining a consistent calibration schedule.

Calibration is the act of evaluating and adjusting the precision and accuracy of measurement equipment. It ensures that you can use your equipment safely and reliably. You will always get accurate results when you use properly calibrated instruments. You can, therefore, consider calibration as a form of quality assurance.

How often should instruments be tested and calibrated?

BlastOne recommends that customers establish their own calibration intervals, based on their own experience and work environment. As a starting point, customer feedback seems to suggest calibrating instruments at least once a year. Customers purchasing a new instrument can safely consider the purchase date as the beginning of their first calibration interval.

Keep your instrument readings accurate and reliable by ensuring you maintain a consistent calibration schedule.

BlastOne offers calibration services for a range of instruments and equipment available for rental or purchase. Contact us to discuss your calibration needs.

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