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The Importance of Asset Management

The management of your assets is critical to the smooth running of your business, and to ensure you comply with regulations around testing and calibration.  It isn’t enough to have your equipment tested or calibrated. Standards dictate that you need a record of all testing and calibration and that these records show traceability back to … Read more

How to Correctly Care for Dimensional Equipment

Dimensional equipment is designed to provide accurate measurements, but over time all tools are susceptible to ageing. With a combination of proper care and regular calibration, your tools should last a very long time. Here are three common dimensional equipment pieces and how best to care for them. Vernier Calipers Vernier calipers are a precise … Read more

The New Definition of a Kilogram

The definition of the kilogram was established 130 years ago. However, a new definition has now been approved, after a unanimous vote at the General Conference on Weights and Measures last year. Why is the definition changing? To put it simply, the new definition is more accurate as it relies on the laws of physics. … Read more

Testing of Electrical Insulated PPE

Why relying on visual inspection, or extending test frequencies, just doesn’t stack up. In the compliance testing space, we see a wide cross-section of approaches to safety and compliance in the markets we serve. We see corner cutters, we see those that do it to the letter of the Standard, Act or Regulation at all … Read more

Fluke DTX Cable Analyzers

Due to Fluke withdrawing support for the product in Australia, we have recently had a lot of enquiries surround calibrations of Fluke DTX Cable Analyzers. We are currently working on being able to provide this service and can confirm that as of May 2019 we will be able to calibrate these units. We have finished … Read more

Acoustic Emission Testing

Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal is pleased to announce that they have heavily invested in new digitalAcoustic Emissions Non-Destructive Testing testing technology to deliver to theelectrical, oil and gas, and a variety of other industries in Australia and New Zealand. Acoustic Emission (AE) testing is a powerful method for examining the behaviour ofmaterials deforming under stress. … Read more

Can’t I just Calibrate Myself?

Article courtesy of: Master Calibrators Australia In some parts of the electrical industry, there is a misunderstanding that a meter check using a check box can be deemed as a calibration, be considered equivalent to a full calibration, or even replace calibrations. This document has been put together to show why this not true, and … Read more

Do I have to Calibrate?

Article Courtesy of: Master Calibrators Australia  Most instruments are typically subjected to some fairly rough treatment — bouncing around in the vehicle, dropped on site, knocked against hard objects, etc. Even if they’re treated carefully and not knocked about, changes in ambient temperatures, humidity levels and deteriorating component tolerances will cause a shift in any … Read more