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Which Calibration Instrument is Right for Me

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Which Calibration Instrument is Right for Me
A quality calibration instrument can be a large investment. So, matching a calibration instrument to specific calibration needs and requirements is an important decision. What types of calibration will the calibration instrument be used for? Where will the calibration instrument be used? How accurate does the calibration instrument need to be? These are all questions that should be answered up front before making a purchasing decision.

Though some calibration instruments like the Crystal HPC50 Series Calibrator and Crystal nVision Reference Recorder offer multi-functionality, a single calibration instrument typically serves one of two functions: the calibration of pressure or the calibration of temperature. In some applications, the two disciplines will work hand in hand and a calibration instrument that measures pressure plus one that measures temperature may be the optimal solution.

Environment can play a big role in selecting the proper calibration instrument. Will the instrument perform calibration functions indoors or outside exposed to the elements? If out of doors, will the calibration instrument be exposed to extremes of hot or cold, or airborne contaminants or moisture?

The accuracy of a calibration instrument may not be as critical in some applications as in others. A calibration instrument with a high degree of accuracy, whether for pressure or temperature, will typically have a larger feature set and consequently may carry a higher price tag than a calibration instrument with a lower accuracy rating. So a careful study of your accuracy requirements plus consultation with your applications engineers will ensure that you make the proper purchasing decisions.