Types Of Calibration Services

Types Of Calibration Services

Calibration services referred to control documents providing a standard method for evaluation and verification of performance specification and tolerance of models of measurability. During calibration services the device is tested as compared with an unknown figure to determine how far it deviates from the main villain. This deviation is referred to as an error. It’s this area that helps in the adjustment of devices under test (DUT).

However, calibration services must be offered by accredited calibration service providers. To prevent operation downtime many calibration service providers perform this task on site where the device under test is situated. After calibration the service provider will issue a calibration certificate for the purpose of documentation and traceability.

Machinery Used in calibration

To successfully carry out calibration services, certain tools are required but these tools are expensive but calibration service providers can access them easily. The tools can be portable, fixed or handheld.  Normally, fixed calibration machines are often stationary, they are mainly utilized in workplaces like production factories. On the other hand, hand-held calibration devices are  normally applicable on small and manually operated devices. Lastly, portable calibration devices are normally large though mounted on wheels for easy portability.  

What are the types of calibration services?

Depending on the needs of your company and the type of equipment you operate you’ll realize that there are several types of calibration services you message. Let’s look at each of them and how important they are.

Pressure calibration. This is a calibration service aimed at calibrating devices that measure pressure. These devices may include relief valve pressure transmitters and pressure switches for liquid and gas systems that operate below and above atmospheric pressure.

Temperature calibration. This is a service offered on temperature measuring devices including thermal sisters by metal thermometers, infrared m RTDS and thermocouples. Temperature calibration services have to be performed in a controlled environment or laboratory.

Humidity calibration. The accurate performance of humidity measuring devices is that the humidity calibration service has to be performed on the controlled environment. The devices that are subject to this service includes psychrometers, humidity probes, thermo hygrograph,  thermocouples, humidity recorders and humidity sensors. Dewpoint and relative humidity are among the parameters measured but the all process must be undertaken in a controlled environment to ensure optimal and accurate results.

Flow calibration. This is a calibration service that targets mass and volumetric flow meters as well as flow control on liquid and gas distribution systems. Unlike other calibration systems flow calibration must be undertaken periodically. This is because liquid that flows through pipelines and processing equipment can be an accepted threat if the multi-function.

Pipette calibration. This type of calibration service is aimed at calibrating multiple channel pipette electronic pipette and single-channel pipettes. This and she was the pipette dispenser are accurate volume because it’s a common equipment used in laboratory experiments. However, the liquid dispenser by a pipette is measured at a certain temperature.  The density of the liquid will be multiplied by its weight to obtain its volume.

Electrical calibration. This is a unique calibration used in devices that measure electrical parameters like current, resistance, endurance, voltage and capacitance. The main devices that work with electrical calibration are multimeters,  Data loggers,  clamp meters and oscilloscopes.

Dimension calibrators. Calibration service providers dealing with dimension calibration will focus on devices that measure length flatness angle volume and other dimensional properties. Devices that undergo dimension calibration include height gauge,  caliper,  and micrometers.

Force calibration. These calibration services are conducted on devices that measure Force related parameters including tong tensile and where it is. This process involves comparing measurement applied on the device under test to a well-known calibration standard.


It could be challenging to find the best calibration service provider around you but when you know the type of calibration services you will need it will be easy to narrow down and make the right decision but remember there are factors you should always consider including cost reputation accreditation among others.

David Lockhart