Why use expert Calibration Services?

on Friday, 19 July 2013.

Industry professionals use Calibration Services for many reasons including safety, efficiency and quality assurance. Industries and services that require precise measurements across a wide range of applications demand accuracy and are regularly monitored by various regulatory bodies; the penalties for failing to adhere to these regulations can be severe.

Some of the reasons for using and benefits that are to be gained from using expert Calibration management Services are listed below.

Avoiding Downtime.

Proper planning and advanced notification prevents the need to postpone production due to the need for tool and equipment calibration. Scheduling these services for quiet or of-peak times will enable your business to operate at peak efficiency at all times.

Traceability and Historical Records.

Laboratory and on-site UKAS and National Traceable certification provides an unbroken record of documentation or an unbroken chain of measurements and associated uncertainties of all tools and equipment, each of which has a unique life span that must be documented. Keeping properly documented records (Historical information) is essential for meeting audit requirements, tracking status and evaluating future performance.

Transportation, fast turnaround and on time delivery of equipment.

The correct transportation of sensitive equipment is vital in ensuring that no damage is suffered on route, the equipment arrives on time and is delivered both on time and in perfect working order. Many businesses fall fowl of incorrect transportation methods leading to extended downtime and the possibility of substantial financial outlay.

If you require our expert Calibration Services contact us today.

How popular is Torque Wrench Calibration?

on Monday, 08 July 2013.

There are many different types of calibration method that are regularly used for all types of applications throughout various industries; Torque Wrench Calibration is one of these. When asked the question “what are the most popular forms of Calibration Services?” The answer is complicated.

Torque Wrench Calibration is an extremely important service for many industries and many professionals skilled in various disciplines however other forms of Calibration Services are equally as important for others. There really is no generic answer for the most popular Calibration Services except to say that it is industry specific.

Torque Wrench Calibration, just like all of the other tools and instruments that regularly require these services, ensures that the tool gives consistent readings and functions within the tolerances set out by industry regulatory bodies.

Safety is one of the most important issues relating to Torque Wrench Calibration and the most important reason why it should be carried out by experienced professionals on a regular basis. For instance, an incorrect wheel nut setting on a car could cause a serious accident resulting in loss of life and possible compensation payments being sort from the mechanic / company that carried out the work on the car in question.

Admittedly the car analogy is extreme but when considering the amount of problems that could be caused by incorrect Torque Wrench Calibration the list is almost endless and none of the outcomes are favourable in any way.

If you require expert Torque Wrench Calibration or any of our other highly specialised services contact Calmet today.

Torque Wrench Calibration for safer motoring.

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

Check almost any online motoring forum regarding Torque Wrench Calibration and the need for consistently accurate wheel nut settings for any vehicle and you will find many conflicting opinions.

Some suggest that regular Torque Wrench Calibration and use is not necessary to ensure safe motoring and advise simple wheel wrench checks to ensure the nuts are secure while others strongly advise adhering to the maintenance recommendations set out by all vehicle manufacturers for consistent vehicle safety while on the road.

Whatever your personal opinion is on this very important matter one thing is very clear, vehicle manufacturers and professional engineers do not set and adhere to these Torque Wrench wheel nut adjustment recommendations for fun – it`s an extremely serious matter.

If a wheel nut is not tightened enough it can and will come loose – the potential consequences of this are obvious. If the wheel nuts are over tightened it can, at best, cause instant damage to the thread of the nut and the stud. At worse it can literally break under pressure while driving causing potentially disastrous consequences for any passengers in the vehicle, pedestrians or other road users. 

To ensure that your vehicle wheel nuts are set at the correct torque setting you require 2 pieces of equipment – the vehicle manufacturers wheel nut torque settings and a correctly calibrated Torque Wrench. Just as wheel nuts will - over time and without regular maintenance - come loose, the settings on a Torque Wrench will deteriorate. This problem can easily be avoided with professional Torque Wrench Calibration to ensure that you can be confident in your vehicle maintenance adjustments every time.

If you require professional Torque Wrench Calibration or any of our other expert services contact Calmet today.

Torque Wrench Calibration for safe Cycling.

on Friday, 07 June 2013.

Expert Torque Wrench Calibration will ensure that your tools are able to correctly service your bicycle and help you to avoid potentially dangerous mechanical failures that can lead to serious damage to the bike, rider and anybody else in the vicinity of an accident.

The 2012 Olympic Games created a fresh interest for many people in a wide variety of sporting activities that they had either stopped doing or wished to start getting involved in. The incredible Team GB successes in Cycling make it very unsurprising that this particular kind of exercise was literally at the top of the list.

Safety in sport is extremely important for everyone, young and old, enabling all who participate in these activities to be as well protected as they can be while participating – cycling is no different.

 With today’s bike parts becoming increasingly lighter, stiffer, stronger and more expensive the engineering involved in the creation and the need for the parts to fulfil very specific requirements designers are having to prescribe more narrowly defined requirements in how those parts are installed and serviced.

The highly complicated design and functionality combined with the sometimes extreme forces that these parts are subjected to means that correct calibration of all fixings is vital for bike and rider safety. Having a high quality Torque Wrench for this purpose is no longer a luxury that can be sufficiently replaced by a spanner and a pair of mole grips but a necessity that is completely useless without regular Torque Wrench Calibration to ensure the constant accuracy of the tool.

Is your Torque Wrench Calibration due? If so contact Calmet today. 

Calibration Services Improving Climate Data Accuracy.

on Friday, 17 May 2013.

The debate over climate change has been raging for many years with scientists divided on key issues as to the severity of the problem. A recently proposed satellite calibration system could potentially improve the accuracy of climate data and hopefully bring a little more clarity and a lot less debate to this very serious issue.

Calibration Services are used across the globe for many reasons and space is no different – some of the most technologically advanced pieces of machinery that the human race has ever produced are constantly circling our fair planet but, without Expert Calibration Services and systems they will eventually fail in their objective of providing extremely precise data.

The scientific community predict that the temperature of the globe will increase from between 2 to 5° by 2100, without accurate Calibration Services this uncertainty will be the difference between large and small scale losses. Being able to more accurately predict the expected temperature rise will enable governments to plan and execute either minor improvements in flood defences or, at the higher end of the temperature scale, major flood defence improvements combined with other major new developments.

If you require Calibration Services or any of our other highly specialised areas of expertise contact Calmet today.

When is the right time for Calibration?

on Friday, 19 April 2013.

As with all forms of science and technology calibration has been evolving and progressing for a very long time; this progression has rapidly increased over the last 80 years mainly thanks to the development of computers and the microchip.

Throughout this time the globe has witnessed many positive and negative events and developments that have affected human beings and the planet in different ways; one very far reaching negative is financial recession.

Unfortunately financial recessions are a fact of life in which many industries experience at least a minimal amount of extra downtime for their machinery and tools due to work sometimes dropping off for unpredictable periods of time. Many industry business owners are turning this negative into a positive by utilizing this downtime to fit in their yearly instrument calibration requirements.

By utilizing this downtime to complete your calibration requirements you will be sure that when your workload increases your equipment will be in perfect shape to ensure that your customers receive the high quality of service that they expect you to provide.

If your business requires calibration or any of our other comprehensive services contact us today.

The Importance Of Electrical and Temperature Calibration

on Wednesday, 28 November 2012.

Electrical calibration is an essential part of all high quality assured systems, failure to utilize this service can and will result in a direct, negative impact on your business due to the uncertainty regarding the performance of your machinery and instruments.

 Without guaranteed, provable performance of your machinery that meets the required criteria you are at risk of underperformance and are therefore at risk of losing clients to your better prepared, reliable competition.

 On site Electrical Calibration services reduce the system downtime associated with sending equipment off site to laboratories ensuring that your systems remain fully functional and reliable at all times, this will give you the peace of mind that you require to be confident in the work that you need to do and allow you to meet your customers needs at all times.

 By utilising our onsite Electrical and Temperature Calibration services which include calibration equipment that is traceable to the National Physics Laboratory you can be assured that your systems will meet, and surpass the highest standards.

 Many calibration companies perform a “Field Comparison Check” of two meters and diagnose them as calibrated if they show the same readings, this is not calibration it is simply a “field check”. Any faults in your systems will only be properly diagnosed by utilising the equipment that we use which is at least 10 times the accuracy of the instruments that are being tested. 

If you require Electrical and Temperature Calibration services please contact us and our highly trained technicians will be happy to help you solve any problems you may be experiencing.

Contact Calmet. We pride ourselves on giving you minimum downtime and maximum service.


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