In many industries Temperature Calibration is insufficient: it is important to have documentation of the temperature or thermal cycle to which the product was subjected.

Even in situations where temperature control is not essential for product performance, repeatability is needed for product consistency.

Every device used for process-critical measurements should be checked periodically to verify it continues to deliver the required accuracy.

That is why Temperature Calibration of your measuring instruments has two objectives. It checks the accuracy of the Instrument and determines the traceability of the measurement. In practice, calibration also includes repair of the device if it is out of calibration. A report is provided by the calibration expert, which shows the error in measurements with the measuring device before and after the Calibration.

Temperature Calibration

Why Is It Important?

Temperature measurements are often the most common type of measurements to be made in the Process Industry. Due to the increased safety requirements in Process applications and the continuous improvements in quality, calibration is often regarded as including the process of adjusting the output or indication on a measurement instrument to agree with the value of the applied standard, within a specified accuracy however this is actually two processes: calibration and adjustment. It is important therefore to understand exactly what service you require. It is also important to understand what is being calibrated and how the calibration is being performed.

1) Maintain Industry Compliance and Consistency

Regardless of what Industrial Automation Companies you work in, there's a pretty good chance that any measurement equipment you use is subject to regulatory compliance. Much of the time, using equipment that doesn't meet these standards can incur fines. Furthermore, if you're using multiple measuring tools it's important that they are consistent with each other to ensure the best final product.

2) Reduce Costly Errors

If your operations result in something being over or under the standard weight, this can cost you in more ways than one. As previously mentioned, underweight production can lead to fines since you are providing the consumer with less than advertised. If you're producing more than what is needed you could either end up with a large amount of unwanted product or be oversupplying your customers for the same price, reducing profit if calibrated are not done correctly could pose risks to your final product.

3) Eliminate Safety Risks

Uncalibrated equipment can also lead to safety risks in some situations. For example, if you have cold storage areas that are required to remain at a certain temperature, and that storage area is too warm – the food might spoil, leaving your staff or consumers at risk of contracting foodborne illnesses. Equipment that is not professionally calibrated in hazardous work areas could also have your staff risking electric shock or other injuries.

4) Minimise Downtime 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes. Maintaining regular calibration of your measuring equipment is far more efficient than having to repair this machinery if it breaks down. A specialist from SRO could identify potential problem areas before they throw a spanner in the works, ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly.

Final Note,

However, no matter the scenario, accurate and reliable temperature monitoring is vital for production and paramount for safety. This is why Calibration is the process by which standard measurements are compared to the measurements of your devices to ensure consistency.