Almost all calibration laboratories’ quality systems fulfill the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025:1999, and include all functions that have an impact on the attribute of the 17025 calibration service, like equipment, personnel, calibration procedures and reporting.
17025 calibrations correspond to ISO 9000 for calibration and testing laboratories. However, certification to ISO 9000 does not necessarily mean the efficiency of the laboratory to churn out technically suitable data and results, but certification to 17025 inevitably furnishes that proof.
It is a guarantee to the clients regarding the precision, accuracy and repeatability of results. 17025 calibrations generally cover all on-site and regional calibration laboratories.
Most of the institutions and agencies providing calibration services are dedicated to quality by upholding conformity to ISO/IEC 17025:1999 “”Policy for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.””
Calibration services include repair services for all kinds of calibration, and testing and measurement instruments. Wide-ranging metrology skill is put in place for every calibration that such service laboratories perform. Laboratories providing calibration services strictly maintain quality registrations, thereby conforming to the standards of one’s preferred industry.
Calibration services also include laboratory calibration in which items completed in the laboratory are subjected to the most modern metrology services. Performance authentication and alterations, as required, are incorporated. The instrument’s performance is checked to ascertain whether it adheres to the manufacturer’s current stipulation. In case parameters prove to be erroneous, the ascertained values are recorded as indispensable to get the instrument within stipulation.
Regular military and standard calibrations include first-run performance examination calibrations to ascertain whether the instrument is within stipulations, first run data, listing of standards used, exterior cleaning, minor consumables (such as fuses and batteries), certificate of calibration stating tractability to N.I.S.T, and a calibration label showing date calibrated, date due, and technician.