The Difference between Validation and Calibration
- Calibration provides corrections required to make the logger accurate. Calibration is a comparison with a standard or reference resulting in determined corrections and uncertainties [pretty much a characterisation of the instrument] and the results of the calibration may or may not be used to adjust the instrument.
- Verification is a check against a reference to verify that an instrument meets its manufacturers’ broad and general specifications.
- Validation provides information on the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the logger. Validation is a check that an instrument meets the specifications for a specific intended use [what a lab might do internally to determine that an instrument is fit for purpose].
Temprecord builds the calibration corrections into the logger firmware, so the data downloaded is accurate to within 0.2 °C without the User having to add a correction formula to the data, deleting the potential for human error or for omitting the correction altogether.
Validation of hardware and software
- All Temprecord hardware is thoroughly tested to the high standards demanded by our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Our processes also require our manufacturing and laboratory staff to be trained and approved to the same high standards, becoming approved signatories.
- All Temprecord software applications are validated and a detailed Validation Package is available upon request.