Mesa Labs takes pride in providing you, our valuable customers, with high quality products and services. Our Calibration Certificate offers many pieces of valuable information for quality assurance and auditing. In response to inquiries on our Certificates, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight some key points:
- ILAC MRA
The ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) is the international accrediting body for all ISO 17025 Calibrations. Mesa is permitted to use the ILAC MRA symbol to indicate that our factory calibrations are recognized world-wide. Our registrar, PJLA, is accredited through ILAC.
- PJLA Calibration Accreditation
Mesa includes a PJLA logo on every Calibration Certificate, including our Accreditation Number. Please note that a logo is not verifiable proof of ISO 17025 Accreditation if there is no traceable Accreditation Number on your Calibration Certificate.
- Customer UUT ID
While the customer’s Unit Under Test ID is not required through accreditation, Mesa does make this option available for our customers. We are able to include your facility’s asset ID on your Calibration Certificate for your reference.
Mesa includes all Reference information directly on the Calibration Certificate. The Instrument, Instrument ID, Calibration Date and Calibration Due Date give you the confidence you need in our Calibration. All of our Reference Calibration Certificates are publicly available on MesaLabs.com so you can see that our Reference Instrument was in Calibration when it was used to calibrate your unit.
- Cal. Procedure Used
The Calibration Procedure Used for your Calibration is available on your Mesa Calibration Certificate. This is beneficial for auditing purposes, as it shows auditors that Mesa is a professional laboratory with standards that can also be audited and confirmed.
All professional laboratories should have Uncertainty listed on their Calibration Certificates. Using standard calculations, this gives users needed confidence in the results of their data points.
- Ambient Conditions
Most laboratories will not include Ambient Conditions. Mesa includes this information so you know the Ambient Conditions of the of the calibration lab during the calibration cycle used for your instrument.
- Intended Use
Including Intended Use information is a feature unique to Mesa’s Calibration Certificates. We have found it is good practice to tell you, our customer, exactly how the Calibration is performed. Telling you how we expect you to be using your instrument lets you know its intended use.
- 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Software
Mesa uses 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Software for your Calibration.
- Reviewed By
This section used to say “Calibrated By,” however, Mesa has changed the terminology to more accurately reflect its purpose. This section is signed by the Mesa employee that reviewed the Calibration Certificate prior to giving it to you.
Some Terminology throughout Mesa’s Calibration Certification has been adjusted to reflect official ISO Accredited Terminology. This serves to minimize and reduce confusion.
- Data Points
Each of our Calibrations is performed at different data points, tailored for the best results dependent upon the type of Calibration performed. For example, the Standard Certificate will have 17 points, while the Humidity Certificate will have 18 points to include the standard points as well as ambient (25°C) and 55°C temperatures for humidity calibration. Each set of points exceeds the standard requirements to give you the most accurate calibration.
Examples of our Mesa Calibration Certificates are available at DataTrace.MesaLabs.com. For more information on calibration at our accredited facility, or to ask a Mesa expert a question about your Calibration Certificate, please contact us at MesaLabs.com.