e2b calibration provides air data test set and IFR equipment calibration and repair services for major manufacturers including GE Druck, AISS Air Data and Pitot-Static Testing, Barfield, ATEQ Omicron, Honeywell, DFW Instruments, Nav Aids, IFR Aeroflex, Bendix King, Laversab, Dukane Avionics, Atlantis Avionics, Howell Instruments, and others.
Mass flow calibration is important for calibration of mass flow instruments and mass flow meter calibration. A mass flow meter, also called an inertial flow meter, is used to measure the flow rate of a fluid traveling through a tube or similar channel. Mass flow calibration will ensure your flow meter displays the correct mass flow rate, which is the “mass” of a fluid per unit of time at a fixed point.
When looking for a calibration lab, ISO calibration is often the best way to go. ISO calibration is proof that the calibration lab is consistent and competent. Some calibration labs perform their work without accreditation. They promiscuously romp about the metrology landscape, boasting quantity rather than quality. These labs might claim to have a lot of partners, but that doesn’t mean they can truly satisfy. e2b calibration, on the other hand, has standards. And our standards are backed by the International Organization for Standardization with an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Continue reading
The Metrology Laboratory
Metrology laboratories make sure your instruments continue to function the way they were meant to. Metrology is the study of measurement. It includes both the theoretical and practical aspects of measurement. Metrology also determines the adherence to specification or technical requirements, and the implementation of standards.
A metrology lab, or metrology laboratory, is a place that uses an expert understanding of measurement to fix, calibrate or repair instruments of measurement. Calibration is often required for instruments that have endured long periods of use without checking the accuracy of their readings. An instrument that gets frequent use runs the high risk of becoming ‘out of sync” over time. The calibration process ensures that the instrument will provide the correct measurement by comparing the instrument to a universal standard.
It’s important to have your measurement instruments taken to a metrology lab before they begin to display wrong data. No matter what industry you work in, bad data can present a large problem and can even lead to dangerous situations. Get your instruments calibrated regularly at a metrology laboratory to prevent problems from occurring.
The aviation and avionics industry is perhaps the industry that holds the most importance on properly calibrated test and measurement equipment. Poorly calibrated aviation and avionics tools can lead to incredibly dangerous situations and even put human lives in jeopardy. That is why e2b calibration puts 100% focus into their work when calibrating instruments for aviation and avionics. Continue reading
When exploring accreditation boards for calibration laboratories, people often come across these two organizations: ACLASS and A2LA. Although ACLASS and A2LA may have subtle differences between them, they are really more similar than some might think, especially in regards to their accreditation of calibration laboratories. Continue reading
Last month we covered some of the common terminology used in the calibration industry. You can get to that article here. Now, we would like to cover some more useful terms that you might run into while getting your instruments to their regular calibration.
Accreditation – this is a process used to verify the quality system and technical competency of calibration and testing laboratories. Laboratories have to meet a set standard, such as ISO 17025, to be deemed “accredited.” Continue reading
Why calibration is essential in an age of technological ubiquity
Take a look around you. What do you see? No matter where you’re at right now, you are surrounded by human developments and inventions: Computers, eye glasses, walls, clothing, phones, and even the text that you’re currently reading on the screen. These are all extensions of our individually limited human capacities. The wheel is an extension of our feet and legs, clothing an extension of the skin, computers an extension of our brains. These are all technologies that play essential roles in our daily lives, and there is one thing that they all have in common: measurement.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.” If Shaw hadn’t expired in 1950, and instead lived to the modern age, he would have undoubtedly included e2b calibration on his list of those who take sensible measurements. Continue reading
Question: A torque wrench is used to measure the rotational force required to tighten a threaded fastener, such as the lug nuts on a car. The data and settings of a torque wrench are often displayed in foot-pounds or Newton meters. What are the parameters involved in measuring torque? Continue reading
Flow meters are very popular instruments to calibrate. That is because flow meters can be used in many lines of work, and their accuracy can make or break any operating procedure. Therefore, it is incredibly important to make sure your flow meter displays the proper measurements. No matter what type of flow meter you may have, they need to be checked for calibration periodically. Continue reading
The word “calibration” first appeared in the English language during the American Civil War. It comes from the French word “caliber,” which refers to the measurable diameter of a gun’s bore, as well as the Arabic word “qalib,” which derives from the Greek “calapous.”
As a verb, the word “calibrate” ends in the suffix “ate,” which refers to acting in a specified manner. Ergo, to “calibrate” means to make measurements in a specified manner.
Before getting your instruments calibrated, it is important to brush up on some of the terminology used in the industry. Here are some common words and phrases used in the calibration practice:
What is Calibration? Some people will do a field comparison check of two meters or instruments, and if they give the same reading then they’ll call them “calibrated.” This is just a field check, not actual calibration. This might show you if there’s an inconsistency between your meters, but it won’t show you which meter is correct. Also, if both meters are out-of-sync, and in the same direction, then a mere comparison won’t tell you anything. It might lead you to believe that both meters are operating efficiently. Continue reading
1. Calibration saves you money: Calibrating now will save you from having to purchase new parts later.
2. Maintain the integrity of your work: Calibrated instruments lead to reliability, and reliability leads to integrity in your work.
3. Produce Measureable and repeatable data: If your instruments are up to standard and functioning to their full capacity, they will produce results that are measureable and able to be repeated. Continue reading