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What is a Calibration?

Our newest catalog (PDF link) got a bit of an update this month with new photography, products, and articles. Our goal is to provide you with more educational, engaging, and useful content that you can take back to your fields. Be sure to check out the inside from cover for new calibration content (available below as well), the inside back cover for application highlights, and finally, the rest of the catalog for updated product photography and specifications as well as new products. 

What is a calibration?

Calibration Equipment

The most simple definition of calibration is the comparison of two measurements. In terms of your temperature and temperature/humidity monitoring equipment, calibration refers to confirming an instrument's stated accuracy by comparing it to a more accurate standard and making any adjustments if necessary.

The calibration process involves exposing your instruments or its probe to extremely precise conditions and comparing the instrument's readings to the standard's readings. This occurs in specially designed temperature and humidity chambers that allow us to achieve those precise conditions. If the instrument needs to be adjusted, the adjustments are made via specialized software not available outside of Dickson.