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What is the difference between Accreditation and Certification?

By Phil Wiseman
May 31, 2017
, By Phil Wiseman
May 31, 2017

        The recent changes to ISO 9001:2015 have caused some confusion about how to select a calibration provider. Does a calibration provider need  ISO 9001 certification or  ISO 17025 accreditation? Or both? What is the difference?
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What PROFICIENCY TESTING means to the customer of calibration.

By The Metrologist
May 25, 2017

    It must be audit season It seems like the middle of May every year when the phones start ringing for our Quality Manager. Customer requests for changes on certificates, explanations of methods, definitions of standards, and a whole host of...
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What you need to know about Z540.3 and Calibration.

By Phil Wiseman
May 24, 2017

        ANSI Z540.3 - Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment- offers very specific guidance for a proper calibration program.  
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Using Deming's philosophy in the selection of a calibration supplier.

By Phil Wiseman
May 05, 2017

        Dr. W. Edwards Deming is well known for his 14 points for Management presented in his book Out of the Crisis.  His principles have been applied in businesses of all sizes and market sectors with great success. Here are his 14 points:
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What is Quality?

By Phil Wiseman
April 26, 2017

        There are 14,800 searches on Google monthly for "What is Quality". Impressive!
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What you need to know about NIST numbers.

By Sidney Taylor
April 03, 2017

      From time to time, companies will ask for NIST Numbers to accompany their calibration reports. Often this request is driven by third party auditing services that fail to comprehend the limitations placed upon calibration laboratories by the...
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How To Build A Calibration Curve

By The Metrologist
March 28, 2017

 
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How To Calibrate A Pressure Transducer

By The Metrologist
March 23, 2017

 
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How to specify analog gages for pressure and temperature?”


 
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What Does It Really Mean When Something Is Marked For Reference Only?


     If you “Refer” to it, shouldn’t it be calibrated?
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