Glassware like beakers is vital in many manufacturing and laboratory settings. Calibrating such measuring equipment can improve safety for future customers and for employees who use the equipment daily. Our technicians at Garber Metrology have the necessary expertise and equipment to provide beaker calibration services to ensure that your lab equipment provides measurements within an acceptable range.
Beakers are cylindrical containers with a flat bottom and an open top. They are typically quite wide in comparison to their height. They also include a spout for easy pouring and usually have measurement marks to determine the volume of liquid contained inside.
These containers are used primarily in chemical, biological, clinical and industrial laboratories to store and mix liquids. Proper calibration ensures accurate measurements.
How to Calibrate a Beaker
Many factors influence the accuracy of a beaker’s measurements, meaning that your best calibration option is to bring your equipment to a professional testing laboratory. In these locations, technicians will perform the following steps to calibrate your beakers:
Determine the beaker’s mass when empty to provide a base value for future comparison.
Fill the beaker with a suitable amount of deionized water (usually 25%, 50% or 100% of the beaker’s capacity).
Record the mass of the filled beaker and the water temperature.
Use the water temperature measurement to determine density.
Divide the mass value by the density to find the volume of the liquid added.
Compare the calculated volume to the measurements given on the beaker.
In professional calibration settings, laboratory personnel also control for things like humidity and air pressure, which can impact volume measurements.
How Often Should You Calibrate a Beaker?
Typically, you should seek calibration services quarterly or semiannually. In some cases, you should calibrate equipment every month.
Here are a few factors that may increase or decrease the time between calibrations:
Amount of use: If you use the beaker sparingly, you can calibrate it less.
Type of use: Before a major experiment or measuring project, you should always calibrate equipment.
User’s manual guidelines: Most equipment has policies in the user’s manual you can use to decide how often to calibrate.
Our Calibration Expertise
Proper beaker calibration involves a comprehensive understanding of several scientific principles related to volume and fluids:
Fluid property: The temperature, viscosity and density of liquids or gases. We use equipment to measure these properties to determine whether a fluid is safe for consumer handling or use with machinery.
Volume calibration: Involves the proper measurement of liquid volume. We determine the appropriate volume to avoid outcome errors.
Trust Garber Metrology for Beaker Calibration
We keep your equipment compliant with industry standards with minimal downtime.
Garber Metrology is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company and holds ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 accreditations. Our calibrations meet quality assurance requirements, so you know your beakers and other lab equipment will provide accurate measurements.
Request a Quote on Our Beaker Calibration Services
When you need calibration for your equipment, contact Garber Metrology to request a quote. We are always here to serve you with precision calibration services.