For establishing the authenticity of test results obtained either from laboratories of manufacturers or from other private or public laboratories, it is, inter alia, necessary that the instruments/equipment used by these laboratories for performing measurements/tests be calibrated.
The primary reason for calibration is to know the accuracy of measurements. Instruments may get damaged during handling and it is also possible that the readings given by the instrument may drift with the use of the instrument or because of its age. If a faulty instrument carries out measurements, then conformity of the product to the specification itself becomes questionable. Instruments should therefore be calibrated at the time of purchase and thereafter at regular intervals depending upon their use. There are also some instruments, which need to be calibrated every time before use.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Yasin Lemeriga
Manager National Metrology Laboratory
Tel: +256 414 505 995
Mobile: +256 772459606
Fax: +256 414 286 123