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Technical Information

What is Calibration and why is it important?

What is Calibration?

Calibration is the process of comparing the accuracy of an Instruments Readings to known Standards whos traceability is maintained by National or International standards.

At Acutest it also means that your equipment gets cleaned and the case & leads safety checked. You would be amazed at how many Instruments arrive at our laboratory for calibration with taped up test leads, damaged probes and cases with holes in! We aim to keep you equipment inventory in tip top condition by making sure that you get the most from your investment.

Why is it Important?

Within the Industry, Calibration is important to anyone issuing Test Certificates to clients or used in safety areas.

Without Calibration you do not have a recognised method of ensuring that the equipment used during these tests is accurate. You may fail installations or appliances that are perfectly fine or more importantly you may issue a pass Certificate on an installation that should have failed and could possibly be dangerous. Put simply, for such a small cost, let's all ensure we do this right.

What is UKAS?

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole UK National Accreditation body recognized by the government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection & Calibration Services. UK Test Instruments Limited obtained UKAS recognition in 2008

What is the difference between UKAS & Acutest Standard Calibration?

UKAS Certificates are generally more expensive as there are specific standards that must be complied with to issue a UKAS Certificate. Any Certificates issued will bear the UKAS Logo and will be fully traceable back to National Standards; UKAS carefully monitor our laboratory to ensure end to end compliance.

Standard Acutest Certificates are also of an extremely high calibre and also use standards traceable back to national standards.

All procedures employed and results reported are in compliance with the international standards ISO/IEC17025

Why should I use a supplier registered to UKAS?

Choosing Acutest as your chosen supplier for your Calibration service means that you are confident of a professional quality service of the highest quality. UKAS Accreditation is an assurance to businesses that suppliers meet internationally recognised requirements for integrity and competence through regular UKAS assessments.

We have an enviable reputation gained by offering a technically excellent level of service to our clients. All Acutest certificates are issued to the high standards required and all measurements can be traced back to national standards.

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