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“As found” calibration data – available for a fee?

Q: I have been an auditor of ISO/ANSI/ASQ 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements since 1992 and recently began consulting hospitals who seek ISO 9001 certification. My experience with auditing to ISO 9001 is mostly in the manufacturing sector. When I audited against … Continue reading

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Difference Between ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 10012

Q: I am updating the instrumentation section of a product fabrication specification to replace a cancelled military specification (MIL-STD 45662) that specified calibration systems requirements.  I am looking for an industry standard that provides requirements/guidance for documentation of our established … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 7.6a Calibration and Traceability

Q: ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2008 Quality management systems — Requirements, clause 7.6a states, in part: “Where necessary to ensure valid results, measuring equipment shall a) be calibrated or verified, or both, at specified intervals, or prior to use, against measurement standards traceable … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 Clause 5.4.2 – Selection of Methods

Q: We are working with the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) for certification to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Clause 5.4.2 states: The laboratory shall confirm that it can properly operate standard methods before introducing the tests … Continue reading

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Calibration of AutoCAD Software

Q: To what extent must an engineering firm, specializing in railway infrastructure and transportation, have its AutoCAD software “calibrated” or verified? Also, what about software designed to calculate earthwork quantities for railway alignments laid out on topographic mapping for all … Continue reading

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ISO 17025; rounding measurements

Q: At the lab I work for, certified to ISO 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, the documented quality assurance system does not allow the rounding of numbers. For example, the requirement for the weight … Continue reading

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Using the 10:1 ratio rule and the 4:1 ratio rule

Q: Can you explain when I should be using  the 10:1 ratio rule and the 4:1 ratio rule within my calibration lab? We calibrate standards as well as manufacturing gages. A: First, I will use the right nomenclature. What the … Continue reading

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