What makes a Master Calibrator?

What makes a Master Calibrator?

Like with any service providers or companies in any industry, some do things much better than others. The calibration industry is no different, and there are average electrical calibrators and excellent or Master Calibrators of electrical instruments. There are a number of things to look out for when choosing who to trust with your electrical meter calibrations, and a number of questions to ask to ascertain if a calibration service provider is reputable and is going to give you the accuracy, quality and compliance you need. Below is a table to help you discern the good, bad and ugly of electrical meter calibration:

Criteria Master Calibrators Some Other Calibrators
Calibrate to Manufacturer Specs Yes No
Calibrate to made-up or one-spec-fits-all specs No Yes
NATA Traceable Calibration Equipment Yes No
Accredited to ISO9001:2008 Yes No
Traceability Information on Cal Reports Yes No
Knowledgeable Technicians Yes No
Fast turn-around and great service Yes No
Easy access to copies of reports (online) Yes No
Calibrations cover a wide range of tests within all meter functions Yes No
Calibrations cover only a couple of ranges in a few of the functions No Yes

For information on becoming a Member or an Accredited Master Calibrator, please download the application form here: Master Calibrators Member Benefits & Application.