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Equipment Calibration requirements Frequency of calibration

1 Scales / balance
Electronic balance Should be accurate within +/- 0.1% of the indicated load at least once per year
Mechanical balance Should be accurate within +/- 0.1% of the indicated load No frequency given
Calibration weights 1000 g +/- 0.5 g, 50 g +/- 0.1 g No frequency given
2 Waring blender
Weight of the blade Blade weight must be recorded before use replace when 10% weight loss has occurred
Low shear - Mix 1 4000 +/- 200 rpm under load No frequency given
High shear - Mix 2 12000 +/- 500 rpm under load No frequency given
3 Atmospheric consistometer
Temperature sensor Should be accurate within +/- 3F (1.7C) At least once per month
Temperature controller Should be accurate within +/- 3F (1.7C) At least once per month
Motor speed 150 +/- 15 rpm At least once per quarter
4 Timer
All lab timers Accuracy should be +/- 30 sec/hour Twice per year
5 Pressurised consistometer
Temperature sensor Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Temperature controller Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Motor speed 150 +/- 15 rpm At least once every 3 months
Timer Accuracy should be +/- 30 sec/hour Twice per year
Potentiometer At least within 1 month prior to use or whenever it is adjusted
Pressure gauge Annually
Heating rate Minimum of 5F/min (3C/min)
Consistency for 15 - 30 minute stiring period Maximum of 30Bc
6 Compressive strength test
Water bath Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Temperature sensor Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Temperature controller Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Cube molds Check for tolerance - no specification given At least once every two years
Cooling bath Should be maintained at 80F +/- 5F (27C +/- 3C) At least once per month
Hydraulic press Load accuracy should be +/- 1% of total load At least once every two years
Fast Load Rate 4000 +/- 400lbf/min No frequency given
Slow Load Rate 16000 +/- 1600lbf/min No frequency given
7 UCA
Temperature sensor Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Temperature controller Should be accurate within +/- 3F (2C) At least once per month
Sonic measuring system Calibrate according to manufacturers instructions No frequency given
8 Fluid loss test
J-type thermocouple (dial thermometer not acceptable) Should be accurate within +/- 2F (1C) At least once per month
Pressure gauges (includes back pressure device) Scale must be able to be read to +/- 50 psi Annually
9 Viscometer
No frequency given
Centralisation of bob Place a mirror underneath the bob-sleeve assembly No frequency given
Rotor speed No specification given No frequency given
Heated cup thermometer/thermocouple Should be accurate within +/- 1F (0.5C) No frequency given
ISO10426 Calibration Requirements
Spring (calibrate 'span' & make sure it reads 'zero' with no
load when rotating at any speed)
Calibrate according to manufacturers instructions ( weights or
calibration fluid can be used )
Accuracy of 0.25% of full range, at a minimum of 25%, 50% &
75% of full scale