What is laboratory equipment calibration?
Laboratory equipment calibration is defined as an association between measurements – one of a scale or accuracy made or set with one piece of equipment and another measurement made in as similar a way as possible with a second piece of equipment. The piece of equipment or device with the known or assigned accuracy is called the standard.
Standards vary from country to country depending upon the type of industry whilst manufacturers designate their measurement criterion and recommend the frequency and level of calibration, depending on how often the device is used and the specific application.
Why is calibration so important?
Calibration of laboratory equipment by Henderson Biomedical
Henderson Biomedical can calibrate a range of laboratory equipment, some to UKAS (ISO 17025) standard. Below is summary of the calibration services we provide:
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Safety Cabinets, Isolators and Other Clean Air Instruments
Clean air products such as safety cabinets and isolators need to be periodically tested to guarantee safe operation and compliance to the latest European standards. Henderson Biomedical is able to comprehensively test the performance of any safety cabinet and isolator against these European standards. Below is a list of the type of tests we are able to carry out:
- Airflow profiling and Filter Integrity Testing (D.O.P) to BS EN 12469:2000
- KI Discus containment to BS 5726:1992
- Particle monitoring
- Air change rates
- Lighting and noise levels