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Calibration requirements for Cable Analyzer

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by Pfrice, Mar 9, 2018.

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    Hi everybody,
    For test equipment like a Cable Analyzer (Fluke DSX 5000), is there any reason we need to get “initial condition found” of the instrument prior to a calibration being performed.
    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Yes! Because you need to know the condition it was in, in case it is out of specification or to know how close it is to becoming out of specification. You cannot run an effective control system for measurement equipment, without this information.
     
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    For new equipment placed in service we do not do this, but to keep it in service we do. We find it cheaper to buy new calibrated equipment than to have it calibrated though.
     
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    Thanks for your help! It just seems like overkill. If we just do a regular calibration, it's covered under our service agreement if we need the data then it's pretty expensive.
     
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    A lab is charging you for this data?
     
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    Not a lab. We use the manufacturer, Fluke, because we have a service/maintenance agreement.
     
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    They probably have a "lab", with a "lab scope" etc and are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025...
     
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    Yes, they are accredited.
     

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