Laboratories also act as repair centers for broken or inaccurate instruments and components. The service provided by a calibration laboratory is an alternative to field service, where a technician visits the plant and works on-site.
A calibration laboratory is a company that provides calibration services for instruments off-site of the plant. These laboratories often specialize in the calibration and repair of vibration and acoustic testing instrumentation. They can only service small-scale instruments. Calibration devices use electrical signals to calibrate instruments, meaning they measure the reading, or output, of a device and compare it to accepted standards set by the manufacturers and used by the industry.
After calibration, the instrument can be adjusted to match the standards exactly to maximize efficiency. Accuracy and precision are essential to the performance of electronic measurement tools and devices in many industries like music, audio-visual, electricity and gas, just to name a few. Regular calibration testing is necessary to maintain quality standards set by the manufacturers and cost-effective business for the operator.
Calibration laboratories can also offer specialized environments, like temperature-controlled and sized-controlled labs, that can ensure further accuracy and precision of the calibration services provided. These laboratories provide calibration and repair services for a wide variety of electronic instruments, including analyzers, acoustical and charge amplifiers, filters, transducers, digital recorders, microphones, meters, power supplies and many more.
Calibration laboratories can act as repair centers for inaccurate instruments and components. The laboratories also serve as an alternative to field service where a specialized technician visits the plant and works on-site to fix the instruments and components. Normally, the technician visits the plant when the instrument or equipment needing calibration is too big or inconvenient to move.