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Traceable and NATA
Experience unparalleled accuracy with our Traceable and NATA calibration services. Our team of experts ensure that each instrument is calibrated to the highest industry standards, allowing you to have complete confidence in your equipment. Whether you need a simple adjustment or a full characterization, our comprehensive services will provide you with the assurance you need to move forward with confidence.
WHAT IS A ‘NATA’ CALIBRATION?
A NATA Accredited Laboratory can only issue a NATA endorsed calibration certificate.
It means that the calibration laboratory has been assessed and audited by NATA governing body in accordance with the International Standard ISO 17025.
This standard requires the calibration staff to be technically competent and properly trained, the lab uses only validated procedures, and their references and standards have unbroken traceability chains to International Standards.
The lab also has quality management policies and procedures in line with those followed in ISO 9001.
NATA endorsed certificates will give you confidence in your measurements and the final calibration report.
WHAT IS A ‘TRACEABLE’ CALIBRATION?
A ‘traceable’ calibration certificate indicates that your instrument has been tested against a calibrated reference i.e this reference is traceable to a NATA accredited lab, but it does not offer any assurance on the competency of the technician or methods used.
This however does not mean that it is an inferior calibration, it just means that the calibration lab has not been accredited by NATA to give assurances about technical competency.
NATA VS TRACEABLE. WHICH DO I NEED?
If the instrument is used only for indication purposes, you typically only require a traceable calibration. You may not require a NATA accredited calibration unless the item you are calibrating will be used for subsequent calibrations as a reference instrument. However, in some industries where your instrument is used for reporting work to your own clients, the client may request or require you to use instruments that are NATA calibrated. Additionally, instruments which will be used as references for subsequent calibrations would typically require a full NATA calibration as this maintains the chain of traceability and certainty. A NATA Calibration certificate may be required in Court if anyone questions the integrity of your measurement.