Turbine flow meters are light-weight, compact, cost effective, fast, and not affected by vibration. For those reasons these meters work well in applications in where space is limited such as automotive, aerospace, petroleum, fire protection (specialized meters), water distribution, and many others. Even with the many benefits that come with the use of one of these meters; a turbine flow meter, like all measurement instruments, still needs periodic calibration to ensure a proper flow reading. Your meter is only as accurate as the tools and processes used to calibrate them, which it is why it is critical to take the time to find a turbine flow meter calibration service provider who is qualified for the job.
Many times, a third party calibration lab is the best choice because dealing directly with manufacturers may not provide you with the what you need in terms of turnaround time, price, traceability, or certifications. Below are a few consideration to help you choose the right service provider for flow meter calibration.
- Research the labs in your area and get a list of their capabilities, certifications, standards, and other background information to ensure they have the basic qualities you are looking for.
- Review the lab’s calibration certificates for completeness and to make sure they include all of the parameters you will need in your documentation.
- Do you require NIST traceability- does the lab offer that?
- Do you have other tools that need to be calibrated? Working with one provider is the best option, so choose one that has a broad range and can calibrate many, if not all, of your other instruments.
- Does the lab have on-site service options? What about pickup and delivery?
What else is important to you in a service provider? Be sure you take your organizational goals, restrictions, processes, and preferences into consideration as you build your check-list and evaluate potential calibration partners.
Located in Northeast Ohio, e2b calibration is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration and repair laboratory providing a full scope of services (traceable to NIST) for most popular calibration, test, and measurement instruments including turbine flow meter calibration.