Test and measurement professionals use Fluke products, specifically flowmeters in a wide variety of applications including energy and utilities, HVAC, water management, waste management, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and many other critical areas. In such important applications, credibility of your measurements is absolutely necessary, so too is Fluke flowmeter calibration and without it, the output of your meter is meaningless because you cannot be certain of the meters accuracy or repeatability.
Even the best flow meters can fall out of calibration and standard best practices apply for Fluke flow meter calibration as they do for all brands of flow meters. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Calibration should always be performed under the same conditions (viscosity, density, heat, etc.) as the conditions in which the meter operates.
- NIST Traceability is always the best option to ensure an unbroken chain of documentation to ensure and prove that your measurements are as they should be.
- Historical calibration dates should be used to develop a Fluke flowmeter calibration schedule. By looking at historical calibration dates you can identify how often calibration is required for your specific meter. Follow this schedule and change it as you deem fit unless there is an event that requires you to break it, for example:A large job is completed.
- A large job is scheduled.
- The meter is dropped or otherwise abused.
- Always choose your Fluke calibration provider carefully. Here are a few things to consider.
- If calibration will cause unnecessary downtime in your facility, it may be a good idea to purchase an additional meter so you can rotate them in and out to keep everything running smoothly. Here are a few other ways to make sure calibration is being done with minimal downtime.
- Make sure your meter matches the application in which it will be used. If you choose the wrong meter, you can easily wind up with damaged equipment, unhappy customers, large repair bills, and other costly issues.
- Remember that installation is just as important at selection- avoid these 4 common and costly installation mistakes.
It is a common misconception that Fluke flowmeter calibration must be done by the original manufacturer. This is a myth that can cost you a significant amount of time and money since you can find an alternative service provider that rivals the manufacturer in terms of quality- but may offer time frames and prices that are more attractive. Just make sure you are working with a lab who has the experience, resources, credentials, and tools to give you the same level of expertise as Fluke, but with a faster turnaround times and a smaller bill.
12 Reasons to choose e2b calibration for Fluke Flowmeter Calibration:
- We can provide you with calibration services that rival those of Fluke themselves for Fluke flowmeter calibration and the calibration of other Fluke equipment.
- We utilize the same fluke software, fluke calibrators, and fluke interface modules as Fluke
- We use automated calibration systems to help drive down cost and speed up out turnaround time
- ISO-17025: 2005 Registered with ACLASS
- ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Certified
- NIST Traceable Wide scope of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
- Unmatched quality systems
- Extensive capabilities across all categories of instruments
- On-site service available
- Local pickup and delivery available
- Climate-controlled state-of-the-art laboratory
- Cloud based document and asset management portal available to all of our customers with instant access to certificates of calibration, asset information, and reports.
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