Calibrating measurement gauges – expense and findings

This presentation will explain what exactly calibration should mean. It will also look into the hierarchy of and the differences between the calibration labs of national standards, accredited labs (like DAkkS, a national government-appointed accreditation body in Germany, or Cofrac – Comité français d’accréditation – in France), and manufacturer’s calibration labs. Even the labs themselves must have their own measuring devices checked in order to guarantee what is known as traceability to national standards, and to determine the measurement uncertainty of their testing devices.