Thermometer Calibration in Los Angeles
Contact us at Biotechnical Services, Inc. for the best thermometer calibration in Los Angeles for accurate temperature measurement. Just like a watch, your thermometer can be prone to inaccurate readings due to use and aging. Mostly, a thermometer is affected by extreme temperature changes, especially when switching between measuring extremely cold to extremely hot temperatures. When you drop a thermometer or roughly handle it, it may lead to wrong temperature readings. When using your thermometer in the food industry, a small deviation in temperature reading can lead to the production of unsafe fare. It is necessary to take your thermometer for calibration periodically if you use it frequently to ensure it is working correctly.
How to Calibrate Your Thermometer
Most thermometers have an inbuilt nut that allows for temperature reading adjustment. The digital models usually have a reset button for adjusting the temperature reading. The manufacturers usually indicate how to adjust the temperature reading in the thermometer packaging. Sometimes, in rare cases, some thermometers cannot be calibrated. In this case, however, you should use calibration methods to check the level of inaccuracies in your thermometer. There are two methods of calibrating or testing your thermometer for accuracy. You can test and calibrate your thermometer using extremely cold temperatures or extremely high temperatures. For any thermometer calibration in Los Angeles, contact us at Biotechnical Services, Inc. We have the relevant experience and the latest technology of calibrating all types of thermometers in the market.
The Ice-Water Method
The ice-water method is the easiest way to test and calibrate your thermometer, also known as the freezing method. If you always use your thermometer to measure cold temperatures, this is the preferred method. Fill a glass jar with ice and cold tap water when conducting ice-water method calibration. Stir the glass jar contents and let it settle for about three minutes. Carefully place your thermometer in your jar. Allow the thermometer probe to be not less than two inches into the glass jar mixture while ensuring that your thermometer does not touch the sides or the bottom of your glass jar. Gently stir the ice water with your thermometer robe to prevent the probe from settling against an ice cube and even the temperature in the glass jar. Wait for about thirty seconds before reading your thermometer temperature. If your thermometer is accurate, it should read zero degrees centigrade or thirty-two Fahrenheit. If it is inaccurate, adjust your thermometer. Turn the nut until it reads zero degrees centigrade or thirty-two Fahrenheit according to the type of your thermometer. At Biotechnical Services, Inc., we can test and calibrate your thermometer using the freezing method to enable your industrial processes to continue without an error in temperature reading. Contact us for ice-water thermometer calibration in Los Angeles if you always take low-temperature measurements.
The Boiling-Water Method
If you always use your thermometer to measure high or hot temperatures, use the boiling-water calibration method. It is important to note that water boils at different temperatures depending on the altitude. In high-altitude areas, water boils at lower temperatures and vice versa. Make sure to adjust your test using a boiling point calculator for proper calibration. When conducting the boiling-water calibration, boil water in a deep saucepan. Gently place the step of your thermometer into the boiling water. Ensure that the thermometer is submerged into the boiling water for at least two inches. Make sure your thermometer does not touch any side or the bottom of your saucepan. Wait for about thirty seconds before taking the temperature reading. Your thermometer is accurate if it reads 100 degrees centigrade or 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is inaccurate, adjust the knob to read 100 degrees centigrade or 212 degrees Fahrenheit. For your safety, always clip your thermometer into a stem sheath to avoid burning. At Biotechnical Services, Inc., you can trust us with boiling water thermometer and other lab equipment calibration in Los Angeles. Our comprehensive thermometer calibration ensures that you measure high temperatures accurately for effective industrial or food processes.
To avoid inspection violation, keep your thermometer accurate. The best way of keeping your thermometer accurate at all times is by calibrating it. At Biotechnical Services, Inc., we can calibrate and test various thermometers such as liquid-filled, digital, and bimetal thermometers. For smooth operation of your processes, always keep your thermometer calibrated for seamless operations. At Biotechnical Services, Inc., we ensure safe, accurate, and efficient thermometer calibration in Los Angeles.