Referencing Calibration Standards

How to link masters to calibrated equipment

Linking Standards (Masters) to Calibration Events is simple.  They create a data trail (traceability) between national measurement standards and the Equipment Under Calibration.

ID a Calibration Standard (Master)

Before referencing in a Calibration Event, the Standard must exist as an Equipment record with the "Is Calibration / Test Standard" checkbox checked.  Find this checkbox in the Calibrations tab of the Equipment dialog.

Is Calibration/Test Standard

Standards are Green in Grid

By default, Calibration Standards display with a green highlight in the Tool Browse Grid (Equipment Grid).  Refer to the color coding help topic for more on color.

Green Calibration Standards

Link Calibration Masters

After Equipment records for Calibration Masters are created and identified as Masters (Standards), they can be linked to individual Calibration Events.  Refer to the Calibration help topic for more information on creating a Calibration Event.

Calibration Standards

Available Standards

Clicking the [Standards] button in the Measurement Group of 'Calibration Details' displays a list of available Standards.  Unavailable Standards are those (a) standards currently out of calibration, (b) standards with their last calibration event with an As Left result of "Failed" or "Unknown", or (c) is the current equipment under calibration.

Select Standards


The process of linking a Standard to a Calibration Event makes a copy of the calibration information of the Standard and stores it in the Calibration Event record.  This means that when the calibration information for the Standard changes (after the Calibration Event), a snapshot of the Standard at the time of Calibration is preserved, which helps maintain accurate traceability.

Note:  If the Due Cal date has passed the present Calibration date, then the Standard is red and unavailable because it is past due for Calibration.

Last updated:  4 Jan 2017