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The Quality Calibration Handbook
The Quality Calibration Handbook

The Quality Calibration Handbook

Developing and Managing a Calibration Program

Jay L. Bucher

Hardcover, 208 pages, Published 2006
Dimensions: 7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-87389-704-4
Item Number: H1293

Member Price: $74.90

List Price: $107.00
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  • Metrology
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Biomedical
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Reliability
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Measurement
  • Laboratory
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing


If a business expects to be a player in their market segment, their product(s) must have the quality expected by their customers. This can only be accomplished with test equipment that produces repeatable, accurate, and traceable measurements and/or outputs. Without a quality calibration system in place, this cannot and will not happen.

This book is about how to design, implement, maintain, and continuously improve a quality calibration system, with all the required documentation, traceability, and known uncertainty for each and every item of test equipment owned and used by any company, large or small. It will benefit companies that want to implement a program and also those that already have one in place.

Some industries have tighter requirements than others on how they treat calibration; some are more specific about how their standards are read, while being vague about what is needed to meet calibration. Is there one tried-and-true quality calibration system that every organization can use as a foundation for its personalized program? There certainly is, and The Quality Calibration Handbook describes it. By using the quality calibration system outlined and demonstrated, any organization can put together its own version to meet its specific requirements and/or regulations.

Quality calibration systems are the very foundation for improving research and development (R&D), production, and quality assurance arenas through accurate, reliable, and traceable calibrations of their test equipment. By ensuring the calibration of test equipment used in the production of genetic identity kits used by law enforcement at crime scenes, the guilty are often caught and the innocent exonerated. Calibrated test equipment used in support of the airline and automotive industries helps prevent disasters. At pharmaceutical companies, calibration technicians quietly lay the foundation for quality treatments that help keep us healthy, cure diseases, and sometimes prevent death. This book explains why a quality calibration system can be the difference between life and death, success and failure, andmost important to shareholders and boards of directorsprofit and loss.


Average Customer Rating:image (5 of 5 based on 4 reviews)

"This book offers me the information I need to upgrade the quality of the service I provide to customers. It makes the quantum leap between the theory and practice in calibration. I needed this applicable and practical information a long time ago."

  • A reader in Anchorage, Alaska

  • "This book is a great and simple reference guide for developing a world class calibration system. If you are thinking about revamping your calibration system or developing one, this book is a must. This book is written by a person sharing his practical experience to less experienced people."

  • A reader in Austin, Texas

  • "Excellent reference for setting up a calibration program or improving your current operations. This book is a must read for anyone working in the metrology field."

  • A reader in Springboro, Ohio

  • "This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about the requirements of a good calibration program. It gives easy to understand guidelines and practical advice to help you make your calibration program world class."

  • A reader in Putnam, Connecticut