Good day Everyone! Welcome to my site. I am Edwin ( AKA edsponce), I am in the field of Metrology particularly in Industrial Calibration. I experienced working in an in-house or internal calibration lab and external or 3rd party calibration lab whether on the bench or on the field. I have seen their differences and similarities in every aspect of operations both Technical and Quality.
My experience in calibration involves In-House and 3rd Party Calibration Lab Management which includes calibration of measuring instruments in the field of Mass, Pressure, Temperature, Electrical, and Dimensional.
Managing a calibration lab is very challenging to do. You are not performing just calibration of instruments and releasing a report and you’re done. There is a process that we need to follow and consider to ensure quality and confidence.
I will share my experiences and learnings in this website in order to help and guide those who might consider entering this field and to provide calibration awareness.
Based on my experience as a Calibration Engineer and at the same time a Quality Representative, not all instruments for calibration are provided or learned in a training program. Some or maybe most are learned during the process of your calibration journey.
Measuring and Test Equipment comes In a wide range of classes, types, models, etc. and are increasing every time ( thanks to the internet I managed to understand most of it).
Having an instrument that is not familiar to you is very time-consuming in:
- studying or getting familiar about it,
- finding or creating a calibration procedure
- performing a calibration
- calculation of measurement uncertainty
Sometimes it is frustrating that you gave up trying figuring out on how to calibrate a certain measuring instrument.
Moreover, instrument calibration is only a part of the calibration process, most of the heavy part is in the documentation and implementation of the calibration process usually an in-house calibration program.
These Implementations are:
- generation of calibration procedures
performingwhile documenting a verification and validation process and other quality control procedure
- preparation for Internal or 3rd party audits
- familiarization and implementation of the Basic Elements in an In-house Calibration
Lab inalignment to ISO 17025 and ISO 9001.
- maintaining Technical Records
But there is an exciting part of calibration, you are not fixated on a few instruments, there is continues education and exposure to different types of measuring devices which allows you to explore and learn more. Also, having knowledge in determining how dependable and accurate your measurement devices not just inside a laboratory but also in everyday life, is a plus!
What you can learn in this site?
Below are the things that you can learn here:
- Calibration Management
- Electrical Calibration
- Mass Calibration
- Pressure Calibration
- Temperature Calibration
- Measurement Uncertainty Calculation
- and other tips related to calibration …
The reason I created this site was to help my fellow calibration techs who are newly exposed in the field of calibration, personnel in the quality environment related to measurements and those common people engaged in everyday measurements that wants to be aware regarding calibration aspects and to learn on how their instruments are being validated for accuracy.
I will share my knowledge regarding calibration set-ups, calibration procedures, ISO 17025 interpretations, Measurements and Test Equipment review, measurement uncertainty computations and others that can be related here in order to provide a calibration awareness understandable to everyone.
I will try to provide with the simplest presentations that I can come with. I believe that calibration awareness will be a beneficial factor in our daily life and hope that everyone should be informed and educated in this field.
What’s in it for me?
I admit that I am doing this to earn a little income (Hopefully), but I also believed that while I am earning, I am helping. Moreover, I am still in the process of learning, having this site also encourages me to pursue, develop and explore more. Learning in this field is endless.
And to you...
If you ever need any help or support regarding your instrument for calibration or any calibration related concerns around my scope, I would be more than happy to connect. Simply leave your comment below and make sure you visit my site regularly because I will always update it with calibration ideas and information that I come across that I know you find interesting.
I also encourage you that if anything I post that capture your interest, please get involved on my site. And if you have anything interesting that you want to share or any opinions regarding the content that I have created on my site, please do speak up and provide any possible feedback.
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All the Best!