BEAMEX (2004) The Benefits of Using a Documenting Calibrator
For process manufacturers, regular calibration of instruments throughout a manufacturing plant is common practice. In plant areas where instrument accuracy is critical to ensure product quality, safety or custody transfer, calibration every six months – or even more frequently – is not unusual. However, the key final step in any calibration process – documentation – is often neglected or overlooked because of a lack of resources, time constraints or the pressure of everyday activities. Indeed, many process plants are under pressure to calibrate instruments quickly but accurately and to ensure that the results are then documented for quality assurance purposes and to provide full traceability.