Dwyer Instrumentation at Steamfitters 449 Training Center

Steamfitters 449 is a union training center that represents nearly 2,700 union-trained steamfitters and are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

According to the their website, members are highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install, and service piping systems. Their craftsmen may be found on job sites involving single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, supermarkets, food warehousing and processing facilities, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings, and healthcare facilities.

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Air Balancing Success Story

SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument Maneuvers Around Obstacles

The Series SAH SMART Air Hood® balancing instrument looks different than traditional air hoods, but that’s because it’s solving balancers’ problems in a new way. Take, for example, some feedback we received from Ken (a TAB technician) earlier this year.

Small, highly maneuverable air hood
Ken was measuring standard 2’ x 2’ diffusers with our SMART Air Hood® balancing instrument and the new app. While taking measurements, he ran into an area with very little clearance. Continue reading “Air Balancing Success Story”

Ensuring HVAC System Safety for Reopening Schools & Office Buildings

The current COVID-19 pandemic spread and breadth is unprecedented. Because of this, it is important that precautions are taken when reopening schools and office buildings. The question we find ourselves asking as professionals in the HVAC trade is this:

How do you return the HVAC system back to normal operations (and continued operations) during this pandemic?  Continue reading “Ensuring HVAC System Safety for Reopening Schools & Office Buildings”

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”