What is Calibration?

Defining Calibration

Calibration is best defined as the process of testing an instrument using another that is referenced to a known standard or set of parameters.

It relates to the accuracy and quality of an instruments ability to give a reading; this reading may be a unit of pressure, temperature, force or similar.


​​Why is Calibration of Instruments Important?

Whilst calibration is commonly viewed as an unnecessary cost of business, the reality is that calibration is an essential part of measurement and control. As such, it is vital in ensuring that measurements taken by organisation’s tools and instruments are accurate and that the measuring instrument is working as intended (and within the tolerances stated by the manufacturer).

​​4 Key Reasons to Calibrate Your Instruments

1.  It helps to keep your processes safe
​2.  It can help to reduce costs from manufacturing errors
It helps to maintains the integrity of the process and product
It helps to ensure quality

How can ITIUK help with my calibrations?

ITIUK offer in-house ISO 9001:2015, fully UKAS traceable repair and calibrations. We offer our services nationwide, so whether you’re in Manchester, Liverpool, Aberdeen, London or anywhere else in the UK, get in touch – we can help!

​ITIUK also offer an onsite calibration service, in which our experienced mechanical and electrical engineers carry out the calibrations at your site. This is a great and effective way of minimising costly downtime. We can also offer UKAS certified calibrations where required.

For more information regarding calibration, visit the UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) website – www.ukas.com.

Call ITIUK on +44(0)161 652 7741 or email sales@itiuk.com today to discuss your calibration needs.