Traceability

Measuring instruments for pressure and temperature are employed in almost all regions of industrial manufacturing. Due to continuous mechanical, chemical and thermal loading, these instruments age and will therefore not guarantee the correctness of the measured values over the course of time. Through timely calibration, however, the alteration of the measured value could be determined.
Along the way of calibration, the displayed value of the measuring instrument is compared with the measuring consequence of another measuring device which is known to function correctly and accurately and which itself has been designed to coincide directly or indirectly with a national (or international) reference instrument. In a nutshell, to compare measuring results, they need to be ? Recommend ? to a national or international standard with a chain of comparative measurements. The calibration hierarchy shown in the picture (using the exemplory case of Germany) depicts the traceability of an inspection equipment in a company up to national standard at the PTB (German national metrology institute).
So that you can ensure traceability used, the following points should be observed, among others:
The chain of comparison must not be interrupted.
The measurement uncertainty must be known in each stage of the calibration chain so that the total measurement uncertainty could be calculated. Generally, a superordinate measuring instrument must have a measurement accuracy 3 to 4 times higher.
Each step in the calibration chain should be documented, including the measurement results.
All bodies conducting a stage in the chain must prove their competence by way of accreditation.
Speedy must be repeated at appropriate intervals. The periods be determined by the demanded measurement accuracy and the technical requirements
Note
The WIKA calibration laboratory is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle ? DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for the measurands temperature, pressure, DC current, DC voltage and DC resistance. Further information on our calibration laboratory or an on-site calibration with the WIKA calibration van are available on the WIKA website. Should you be interested in our services, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.
Read more about the differences between factory calibration and traceable calibration in the following video:

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