What is calibration?

In a calibration of a measurement standard, such as a weight or a gauge block, the quantity value represented by the standard is determined with a specified measurement uncertainty.
In a calibration of a measuring instrument, such as a weighing instrument or a calliper, the relationship between the indication value and the value of a measurement standard is determined with a specified uncertainty by measuring the quantity value represented by the measurement standard. The calibration results allow the user of the measuring instrument to judge if the errors of indication are within specified tolerances or to correct measurement results for these errors.
We calibrate your instruments against the measurement standards maintained at DFM. The equivalence between the calibrations performed by DFM and by other national measurement institutes is regularly tested by measurement comparisons organized within the EURAMET cooperation.

By calibrating you gain:

  • Solid proof that your equipment is measuring correctly
  • Certainty that you have a calculated uncertainty for your measurement instruments
  • A traceable history of measurements that ensecures you to be able to prove equpiment reliability and consistency with the legislation and what you promis your customers
  • A certificate that provides you with information you need to live up to your certification or your quality goals

When DFM calibrates you gain:

  • Your calibration from the highest authority within measurement
  • Traceablity to DFM's primary references
  • Calibration from a DANAK accredited laboratory
  • Calibration against certified reference materials
  • The possibility to market your company as a company that uses equipment calibrated by the Danish NMI (the supreme authority) 
  • A guarantee from DFM that your equipment is calibrated with the best accuracy possible