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This Is The Conversation You Should Be Having With The Calibration Technician!

By The Metrologist
February 13, 2017

 
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Throw it out, it's cheaper than having it calibrated

By The Metrologist
January 30, 2017

    Throw it out, its cheaper than having it calibrated… Or is it? Time and time again, I’ve heard this line. There is a belief that somehow a calibration has an expiration date and is a guarantee that the item will be “in tolerance” until the...
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The word Calibration: What does it really mean?

By The Metrologist
December 06, 2016
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December 06, 2016

 
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Thermometers and Food Safety

By The Metrologist
October 13, 2016

    Keeping Food Safe, with Calibration I’m a foodie, and I’ve told foodie friends of mine for years that they should never trust their food thermometer unless it’s been calibrated. While doing my weekly shopping the other day I spotted this...
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FAQ's: Measurement Uncertainty

By The Metrologist
October 10, 2016

    FAQ's on Uncertainty As a certified calibration technician and technical manager for a calibration lab, I’ve fielded a lot of questions from customers on uncertainty over the years. Here are a few of the most common and useful.   What is...
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Onsite Calibration: Is it always the best choice?

By The Metrologist
October 03, 2016

    But I Want It Done at My Facility Onsite calibration services have made the life of the calibration purchaser simpler. No more boxing items up and shipping them off to a lab and then waiting. Yes, waiting while production is down or product...
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Measurement Uncertainty: Dirt Measures

By The Metrologist
September 19, 2016

    Dirt Measures In our calibration lab we have a saying, dirt measures. This actually means a lot more than just cleaning dimensional gages. It speaks to the fact that sources of measurement uncertainty are everywhere. In metrology speak we...
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Measurement Uncertainty: What's that number on my Certificate?

By The Metrologist
September 06, 2016

    What’s that Number on My Certificate? Measurement Uncertainty, you know it’s there. It’s that plus/minus number on your calibration certificate. You just received your prized possession from your calibration lab and you’ve looked over the...
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TUR: What is it?

By The Metrologist
August 29, 2016

    TUR: What Is It? TAR, TUR, CMC, and TLAs In the world of metrology, the three letter acronyms (TLAs) TAR, TUR, and CMC are routinely bantered about like exam scores. Bigger TARs and TURs with smaller CMCs led to the “Scope Wars” of the 90s...
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AMS 2750E and Measurement Uncertainty

By The Metrologist
March 10, 2016

    AMS2750E and a Complete lack of Measurement Uncertainty. Section 2.2.75 of AMS2750E defines “Traceable” (or Traceability) as “The ability to relate measurement results through an unbroken chain of calibration to NIST or equivalent agencies...
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