Referencing Calibration Standards
How to Link Standards to Calibrated Equipment
ID a Calibration Standard
Before referencing in a Calibration Event, the Standard must exist as an Equipment record with the Calibration Standard checkbox checked. Find this checkbox in the Calibrations tab of the Equipment dialog.
By default, Calibration Standards display with a green highlight in the Equipment grid. Refer to the Highlight Colors help topic for more information.
Link Calibration Standards
After Equipment records for Calibration Standards are created and identified as Standards, they can be linked to individual Calibration Events. Double-click on a Calibration Event within the Edit Equipment dialog and click on the Standards/Misc tab. From there, click on the [Edit Standards] button to select Standards. Refer to the Calibration help topic for more information on creating a Calibration Event.
Link Measurement Group/Measurement Standards
Additionally, standards can be linked to individual Measurement Groups and/or measurements. Double-click on a Measurement Group and click on the Standards Used tab. From there, click on the [Edit Standards] button to select Standards.
Within the Measurement Group (Measurements tab), first select the Show Standards checkbox and then double click one of the boxes in the Stds column to open the Measurement Standards dialog. Similarly, click the [Edit Standards] button to link Standards to each measurement. Refer to the Calibration help topic for more information on creating a Calibration Event.
Clicking the [Edit Standards] button displays a list of all Standards. Unavailable Standards (highlighted pink) 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.
The process of linking a Standard to a Calibration Event makes a copy of the calibration information for that 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 pink and unavailable because it is past due for Calibration.