Do you need anything calibrated, but can’t find a shop to do the work? Call us. we are constantly expanding our services so we can better serve our customers. Please give us a try – I think you will be delighted! We recently had a customer need some CO (carbon monoxide) detectors calibrated.
After looking at what was required to do this we properly calibrated these units for the customer. Sometimes we need to purchase some new equipment, sometimes we just need to understand how it works and we can use the equipment we have. I was recently asked about a certificate from another company that was done for a competitor. This “cert” was for an electrical item.
After reading the cert I knew that this “calibration shop” really had no clue what to do, and probably had done nothing but put a sticker on it. The “cert” was garbage – incorrect units, bad numbers, too few test points, and anything else wrong that you can think about. I don’t know how you can avoid shops like this, but once you find them don’t continue to reuse them. If you think a shop is cutting corners, ask another shop or a technical friend what they think. I believe any competent shop should be willing to give an opinion to help a customer. If you can’t trust your calibration shop to do the job properly there could be terrible consequences.
Do you work in confined spaces or hazardous gas areas? Some new requirements exist that even a home inspector, when going into an attic or basement now needs to carry a gas monitor. There are many different brands, you can choose from our several brands, RKI, Gas Clip, GDS, BW, Spectrex, etc. They all work on one of two [...]
Need some dimensional calibration work done? With our MicTrac 4000 we can calibrate calipers and micrometers (both ID and OD) up to 36 inches. We can also calibrate all threaded and non-threaded ring and plug gauges. The MicTrac does depth and height gauges, dial indicators of all ranges, bore gauges, lead gauges, [...]
Do you work in an explosive atmospheric environment? Do you also need to take pictures? We sell Cordex brand of Intrinsically Safe (IS) rated equipment. We stock their cameras and flashlights. So, now, when you can’t take your cell phone into a hazardous area, take your Cordex camera and take pictures without the worry of causing [...]
We are very excited here as we have received a Gage Maker MicTrac 4000. This is a device that will allow us to do a dimensional calibration with an accuracy of 10µin. This is 0.000010” resolution! At this level, even putting your hand on the unit could add enough heat to expand parts of it more [...]
Do you need a personal gas monitor? If you work in dangerous gas environments (here in Houston most plants are petro-chemical, so the answer is YES) then there are legal requirements that say you MUST have a gas monitor to enter the plant. A new law says that home inspectors that enter attics or similar crawl spaces (really [...]
Why 17025? Do you need to do an ISO 17025 calibration? First, let me describe 17025 as I see it. This standard basically says that a shop does things consistently. There are supposed to be documents that cover everything we do, and we are supposed to follow those documents. We have been accredited for about [...]
On our web site we offer many models of flashlights from NiteCore. These are high end flashlights. They typically have aluminum cases that will withstand considerable abuse. The LEDs that generate the light are usually made by CREE, one of the leaders in the field of LEDs and especially high brightness LEDs. Some of the [...]
Digital Multimeters, or DMM, or what used to be called DVM (digital volt meters), are very versatile tools and come in many levels of accuracy. A typical DMM for use in the field is between 3 and 5 digits of display. Some are listed as 3 ½ digits (meaning they can show between 0 and 1999 units), [...]
Last month I described the Spectrex Model 40/40i IR3 flame detector. This month I will describe the accessories for this unit.The accessories generally fit into two categories: Installation accessoriesCalibration accessories. For installation there are two different type of mounts, tilt or swivel. Each of these can be used on either a flat surface like a wall or they can [...]