There are three main types of calibration certificates:
- Accredited calibration certificates
- Traceable calibration certificates
- Conformance certificates
Accredited calibration certificate
This type of certificate is performed by a laboratory that is accredited. This means that the calibration laboratory has fulfilled the requirement of ISO/IEC 17025 or similar and meets the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary to provide technically valid test results and calibrations.
An ISO 17025/2017 calibration certificate should contain the following information:
- A title
- The name and address of the calibration laboratory
- Where the calibration was performed
- Date of issue
- Unique certificate number
- Calibration method
- Environmental conditions
- Traceability statement
- Description of the asset
- Unique asset number
- Check in date
- Test results
- Measurement uncertainty
- Identification of the technician performing the calibration
- A statement specifying the certification cannot be reproduced
Traceable calibration certificate
This type of certificate is known as a second-generation calibration and ensures that your instruments are accurate and traceable to national standards.
This type of certificate has limited or no measurement data results. It only details specific information and the functionality of the instrument and certifying that the instruments have passed and meets product performance.
Depending on your needs, you may need to create one or more of these certificates. It can therefore take a lot of time and effort to design a calibration certificate, sometimes, longer than performing the actual calibration. A well laid out calibration certificate can help your company stand out above the competition as well as making the auditing process easier.
By using calibration labels, it shows that the asset has been calibrated and operating correctly. A calibration label should be clear and contain the following:
If accredited, the accreditation symbol, including the accreditation number of the calibration laboratory;
- Asset identification
- Date of calibration
- Certificate number
- If accredited, space for the recalibration due date if requested by the customer
- If desired, the name of the calibration laboratory
Asset Controller allows you to create calibration certificates and calibration labels with ease.