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Here are the frequently asked questions that you might help you to choose a suitable calibration laboratory. You may also check out with the Calibration Services, Calibration And Measurement and the value added services that SIRIM Standards Technology provided.
As defined by ISO, IEC and OIML, calibration means:
“The set of operations which establish, under specified conditions, the relationship between values indicated by a measuring instrument or measuring system, or values represented by a material measure, and the corresponding known values of a measured”. In simple terms, four elements are to be satisfied; traceability, procedure, controlled environment and data.
There are many good reasons to do calibration. The two most popular reasons cited by metrologists are:
As a rule of thumb, any equipment that affects the quality of your products need to be calibrated.
There are a lot of commercial calibration laboratories throughout Malaysia. The most important thing is to select a laboratory which meets the following criteria:
There are two ways, either by second or third party audit. Second party audit means that you do your own audit on the lab. If there is a constraint of time, select laboratories which have been audited by DSM (Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia, SAMM) i.e. third party audit.Or perhaps come to us, we may advise you.
Strictly speaking, you will get what you pay for. You cannot get a Mercedes for the price of a Proton. The same goes for calibration. There are four criteria which determine calibration changes:
The fastest is not always the best. Calibration TAT depends on: