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An overview of our calibration services

by Softiex UK Softiex
Calibration services are essential to maintain quality management standards, minimise wastage and maximise the value of your products and services.

Without calibration services almost no modern product would work. Every manufacturer’s components would slowly become incompatible and even the same plant’s products would vary batch to batch. Consequently, an immense amount of international effort has gone into establishing exact standard measures and ensuring those measures are transferred accurately from laboratory to laboratory, from laboratory to calibration service providers, and finally to the factories, hospitals and other industries that need them.

The UK’s National Metrology Institute (NMI) is the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, Richmond-on-Thames. Here they store precise reference units and constantly research their improvement in partnership with other metrology labs. The NPL then passes on those precise measures (volts, metres, candela, kilograms and so on) to professional calibration services throughout the country, to calibrate their own calibration equipment. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) monitors the labs and services to guarantee an unbroken chain of expert calibration from the NPL down to local calibration service providers.

Traceable calibration is also required for membership of many trade associations, such as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) or National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT).

Below is an overview of the wide range of calibrations we provide. Our regular clients are in engineering, marine, aviation, automotive, manufacturing, power, petrochemical and construction industries but there is no client - big or small - that we cannot help with instrument calibration.

Electrical engineering

You need frequent instrument calibration to ensure your work meets 18th Edition standards. Many major instrument manufacturers (Megger, Fluke, Metrel, Robin, Kewtech) specify the reasonable frequency between calibrations, but if in doubt contact us for advice. We also work with PAT testers, earth-loop testers, milliohmeters, multimeters, RCD testers, insulation testers, power analysers, voltage indicators, decade boxes and so on. We also have Partners specialised in cable detection.

Electronic calibration services

We test equipment from respected brands like Arnoux, Druck, Beamex, Fluke, Megger, Wavetek and many others. Calibrations can be performed on site or at our own lab. Typical equipment includes oscilloscopes, frequency generators, LCR meters, multimeters, loop and process calibrators, earth clamps and so on.

Temperature

Temperature monitoring is a common challenge in all kinds of industries. The instruments range from simple thermometers to thermal cameras, digital probes, thermocouples, dry block calibrators, infrared sensors and temperature transmitters. Whether your environment is extremely cold or hot your instruments require regular checks.

Pressure

Gauges are one of the most sensitive devices and often subjected to abuse and vibration. Regular checks are essential for quality control and often for the safety of other equipment and personnel. We use highly accurate dead-weight testers and pressure comparator systems to check the calibration of both analogue and digital vacuum gauges, manometers, differential meters, pressure transmitters, torr gauge, magnehelic gauge and barometers.

Gas detection

The sensitivity of gas detection equipment is a critical safety consideration. Honeywell certify our engineers to work on all kinds of gas monitors models such as MaxXTII, Micro5, Microclip, Solo, Ultra, Clip and Rae Systems. Our engineers can replace your oxygen, hydrogen sulphide or carbon monoxide sensors, perform cleaning, replace filters or repair cases and display screens. We also supply test gases.

Light and sound

We use custom built luminance chambers and sound calibrators to calibrate light meters, lux meters, sound calibrators and so on.

Other services

We have specialised engineers for work on weigh scales, pH meters, micrometers, calipers, humidity sensors, theodolites, laser levels, flow meters, verniers, shadowgraphs, pin gauges, torque wrenches, weighbridges, radar tank levels, and any other kind of monitoring or measuring device on which you depend. Calibration engineers are also a valuable source of advice when you need help designing a production line, improving quality control or installing new equipment.

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