While scales, calibration weights, and pipettes tend to be at the top of the list for calibration for most facilities, they’re far from the only precision instruments that teams rely on in the bio-tech, pharma, and medical device fields. At Atlantic Scale, we have the resources and knowledge to handle all of your specialty equipment, including temperature equipment calibration.
Many of us take temperature measurement for granted since it tends to be somewhat commonplace. After all, thermometers and weather reports are all around us. The equipment you use in a lab facility, though, tends to be much more precise and requires the same attention as your other gear.
Array of Temperature Measurement Devices Calls for Special Care
Chances are that you’re not using an outdated glass-liquid thermometer for your precision measurements. Instead, today’s facilities tend to use bimetal or spring thermometers, which are affordable but slow and relatively inaccurate; thermocouples, which are used industrially to find a temperature-proportionate voltage; resistance-temperature detectors, which are faster and more accurate but somewhat costly; thermistors, which are common in the medical field; or infrared radiation detectors, which measure surface temperature without physical contact.
Just like any other precision instrument, these types of devices require periodic checks to ensure precision. Our temperature calibration facility can check and adjust your equipment as necessary to ensure ongoing accuracy.
Most quality standards allows users to determine their own calibration frequency for temperature devices, which means you’ll need to factor in the environment and use that the device is exposed to when deciding. Our experts are also happy to work with you to help you establish an adequate schedule for checks and calibration. Bear in mind that having your equipment calibrated externally ensures NIST traceability, as well!
For more information on the finer points of maintaining your temperature measurement equipment, or to schedule a consultation, be sure to contact us online or to call the Atlantic Scale Company team at (973) 661-7090 today!