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So You Want to Be a Calibration Technician?
"Calibration is necessary for accurate measurement, and measurement is involved in everything people do. So although you may never have heard of them, calibration technicians help just about everything work better!"
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Calibration is a word you've probably seen or heard, but it is often used incorrectly. What does "calibration" mean?
Altering a measuring device so it will read correctly.
Using a measuring device to make a measurement.
Rebuilding a measurement device to correct a malfunction.
Comparing a measuring device to a standard of known accuracy.
Most measurement devices have manufacturer specifications that will tell you how accurate the measurements will be. What does "accuracy" mean?
The smallest amount that the device can measure.
How close the measurement is to the true value.
The largest amount that the device can measure.
How close together repeated measurements are.
There are many different ways of describing the accuracy of a measuring instrument. One of the most common is abbreviated FS. What does FS stand for?
As a calibration technician, you open a meter and turn a potentiometer in order to make the meter read correctly. What is this called?
One step in a calibration procedure requires you to "tare" a balance (scale). What does this mean?
Put the largest weight you have on the balance
Remove the draft shield from the balance
Remove the pan from the balance
Make the balance read zero, even if something is on it
Gage blocks are used to calibrate calipers and micometers (among other things). They are made of metal or ceramic, and must have very accurate lengths and very flat measurement surfaces.
How do you check the flatness of a gage block?
By measuring each corner with a caliper
By holding it up to the light and sighting down the long edge
By measuring each corner with a micrometer
By looking at it through an optical flat under polarized light
What does a manometer measure?
Neither of these
Both of these
A torque wrench measures the rotational force required to tighten a threaded fastener. Torque settings are often given in ft-lbs or in Nm. What parameters are involved in measuring torque?
Length and force
Pressure and voltage
Vacuum and current
Luminance and pH
Many devices measure something (the input parameter) and provide an output of some other sort, which is then measured to determine the value of the input parameter. A thermocouple is used to measure temperature, providing an output to a meter. What is the output?
None of these
Calibration techs have to know a little about all sorts of subjects. Which of the following are involved calibration?
All of these
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Compiled Jun 28 12