What is calibration?

Calibration is the process of comparing the readings of a measuring device against an instrument that has a known accuracy. For Tinytag data loggers, calibration involves comparing the readings of your data logger with a UKAS-calibrated instrument to determine the accuracy of the data logger.

The accuracy of a measuring instrument can change over time. This can be caused by a number of factors, such as contamination, damage or the natural drift of a sensor. Regular service calibration helps to ensure that Tinytag data loggers read correctly.

A Tinytag Plus 2 data logger is situated on a pedestal near to other specialist calibration equipment.

How does calibration work?

During calibration, the accuracy of a data logger is checked by comparing its readings against those of an instrument of known accuracy. By doing so, the margin of error in the data logger's readings can be calculated.

If a data logger is found to be out of calibration, remedial work can be performed, such as adjustment to the data logger itself or, if required, a repair or replacement.

The information gained from a calibration can be used by a customer to improve the accuracy of a data logger's readings. For example, the margin of error can be used to adjust recorded data so that it reflects a higher degree of accuracy.

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