Outsourcing the Great Pyramid
The cubit is one of the most ancient of all measurements. Though it is no longer in existence, the firm historical documentation of the unit provides some essential insights into the importance of traceability.
A lot of people that I've spoken with recently in non-regulated or loosely regulated industries have been dumping their calibration programs as a "cost-cutting" measure. I think we've all seen the pattern over the last 15 or so years of businesses trying to do more with less. But, at what risk?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I bet if you are involved in a calibration program, you are doing one or more of these things. I’ve been in the calibration industry for 20 years now and this list compiles some of the most common issues I come across on a regular basis. I’ve put together this list to help everyone involved with calibration to better understand some of the things you need to be thinking about.
I have a number of customers who want their calibrations to meet the requirements of AMS2750E. They send in their calibrators made by Fluke, PIE, Altek, Martel, and others and expect better than manufacturer’s specifications to be met. The reason for this is that AMS2750E does not differentiate between thermocouple types. If you google thermocouple calibrators you will notice that the specifications are different for different thermocouple types and ranges.