ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration in Food and Agriculture

World Accreditation Day

Yesterday (June 9, 2020) marked this year’s World Accreditation Day, which is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to promote the value of accreditation.

This year’s focus was on how accreditation improves food safety, supporting the confidence of consumers, suppliers, purchasers, regulators and specifiers in the quality and safety of food [1]. When it comes to ensuring food safety, consumers and suppliers rely on their equipment and calibration providers to comply with the appropriate international standards, such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017. 

Attaining accreditation status to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is a rigorous process that ensures that the technical competence of personnel, the ethics of personnel, and the reliability of the organization itself are at a level that can be recognized on an international scale. The Dwyer Instruments, Inc. Engineering Laboratory is proud to be able to provide ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 Section 5.3 accredited calibrations on pressure products that are used in these critical food safety environments. Continue reading “ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration in Food and Agriculture”

Certificates of Calibration Explained

Dwyer Instruments, Inc. offers a variety of calibration services for new or previously purchased products. In 2019, the Dwyer Instruments, Inc. – Engineering Laboratory, located in Michigan City, IN, gained accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 through the ANSI National Accreditation Board. The Dwyer lab now offers two different types of calibration certificates for our products: a certificate of NIST calibration and an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited certificate of calibration. Now that accredited calibration services are available for select Dwyer products, it is important to know the differences between these two different calibration certificates. Knowing these differences will allow you to understand which calibration certificate will best suit your needs. Continue reading “Certificates of Calibration Explained”

Time-Tested Innovation | From Apollo 11 to COVID-19 Isolation Rooms

Magnehelic® Gages Monitoring Isolation Room Pressure

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have heard about isolation room facilities that are going up at a record pace. We’ve explained in our other blog articles some of the ways that our products are being used to fight COVID-19.

This fight isn’t the first time our products have been used in applications that help save lives, and it won’t be the last. Dwyer products are used across the world by people who produce food, clean water, and ensure the quality of life of those around them. They’re seen at core turning points in the history of both the United States and abroad. Continue reading “Time-Tested Innovation | From Apollo 11 to COVID-19 Isolation Rooms”

Dwyer vs COVID-19 | Monitoring Air Flow & Pressure in Hospitals

Dwyer is committed to aiding in the fight against COVID-19. We have several products that are used in hospitals and the production of ventilators. Ventilators are used to aid COVID-19 patients who have low oxygen levels, support their breathing, and bring oxygen levels to a safe range.

Isolation Room Application

In addition, isolation rooms need to remain at specific pressures and air cycles, so as to not risk exposure of airborne contagions to other patients or healthcare professionals during treatment. Today we’ll be discussing some of the products that Dwyer manufactures that are used in these applications. Continue reading “Dwyer vs COVID-19 | Monitoring Air Flow & Pressure in Hospitals”

Calibration Control Standards

SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument, Series SAH

Purchasing measurement and test equipment, such as the Series SAH SMART Air Hood® balancing instrument, in bulk or batches allows you to have a back up when the equipment you regularly use needs to be serviced, thus preventing down time. In some cases, purchasing large quantities of the exact same make and model may give users the idea that the performance of each unit can be checked by comparing one to another. Although direct comparison of similar units may be good to identify operational defects, direct comparison of units with the exact same make and model from the exact same batch / date code does not allow for detection of potential systematic errors in your product’s performance. Continue reading “Calibration Control Standards”