Column Control DTX

The Six Axes of Calibration

Application Notes

Selecting a calibration service provider may seem straightforward. As long as they have the proper credentials (such as ISO9000 registration and ISO17025 accreditation), various providers should be reasonably similar, no matter which one you choose. Unfortunately, the lack of regulation surrounding calibration providers allows for a wide variance in the deliverables and value of the calibration service.

To demonstrate calibration services variances and assist buyers, this application note organizes calibration services into six axes. The axes describe key aspects of calibration, calibration providers, and what to watch for.

The calibration services axes discussed in this document are as follows:

  • extent of instrument testing
  • calibration results
  • calibration provider’s measurement uncertainty
  • instrument’s recommended calibration frequency (or periodicity)
  • calibration turnaround time
  • calibration service options


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