Top 10 Reasons why Calibration Process is important in Quality
The importance of Calibration explained in an easy format, on the occasion of World Quality Month
Lawkim Motors Group
The month of November is celebrated as “World Quality Month”. Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) initiated the celebration of November as Quality Month in 1960s to excel in quality and it was later adopted by the rest of the World. Similarly, Quality Council of India (QCI), Government of India is also celebrating November 2017 as World Quality Month. It is an annual celebration of quality and its impact in the world.
The Calibration & Inspection Services Division, Lawkim Motors Group of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, has elaborated upon the importance of calibration in quality, in this message.
To Meet ISO 9000 Requirements
The ISO 9000 is a family of management standards and ISO 9001- Clause 7.6 requires organizations to implement procedures to monitor quality, and use calibration to ensure that the results are valid.
To Obtain Traceability
Whether you’re calibrating in-house or sending instruments to a lab, you need to ensure the standards are traceable to an acceptable organization of standards, like the ISO.
To Meet Official Regulations
There may be official regulations, both local and federal, that require timely calibration of your instruments.
To Optimise Quality
The accuracy of each measurement across various stages of the product’s life cycle can have an impact on its quality. Calibration ensures not just quality, but repeat ability of quality too.
To Save Energy
Measurements that are inaccurate will have to be repeated, and that uses energy, which in turn increases costs. Calibrating instruments in time can help cut your energy spending.
To Achieve Optimum Machine Performance
Blockages do more than just slow down production and increase downtime. Machinery operating in these conditions will have lower performance.
To Minimize Reprocessing Costs
Implementing checks after each process is impractical, so many steps might need to be repeated. Calibration reduces the likelihood of errors in the first place.
To Reduce Unexpected Repairs
Sensors and instruments running out-of-calibration can lead to stress on equipment, leading to unexpected failures and down time.
To Reduce Wastage of Raw Material
One of the best ways to cut costs without impacting quality is to reduce wastage, and getting your equipment calibrated on time can help a lot in this regard.
To Reduce Pollution
With the entire world moving towards a ‘greener’ lifestyle, you can do your bit by ensuring all your equipment is running at peak performance.