Getting Started In Calibration

This training session consists of a one day workshop in the basic principles of electrical calibration.

Topics covered are
                       Why do we Calibrate?
                                   Quality standards and their impact
                                         Traceability of measurements
                                               Specifications and their interpretation
                                                       Basic measurement methodology.

This workshop is constructed to allow those technician/engineers who need to work in the calibration environment more confident in their new role.

Its focus is more to impart the principles that go to make a technician/engineer more proficient in understanding why they are asked to do a particular job, how they can better interact with their management and where they can focus their future learning requirements. The delegate should have some familiarity with electronic test gear though this is not essential.

A brief history of metrology is given which progresses on to the key relationships between why the need to calibrate & quality exist.
Why & Quality are liked subjects that help explain the pressures in the market place for reliable and effective calibration. This leads naturally to the requirements of Traceability in the chain of calibration measurements, where it originates from and how it devolves to the final customer.

Specifications are arguably the most important subject of all. The main types of instrument specifications are covered, with worked examples of why not relying on the most prominent figure, as stated on a data sheet for example, is so important.

Basic Measurements outlines some the various types of method used in calibration laboratories depending on level of uncertainty required.

At the end of the day the delegate will have a clearer idea of the function & importance of calibration to their job position, will be focused on areas to undertake further learning and to more positively contribute to the quality of their department.