UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Calibrationhouse provides a specialist torque wrench calibration service both at its laboratory in County Durham and through a large network of onsite engineers throughout the UK. Traceable calibration is available on torque tools of up to 250Nm.
Torque wrenches are used across many industries to allow technicians to apply the correct amount of force to nuts, bolts and other types of fixings. Torque wrench calibration involves the use of highly accurate torque transducer units with a variety of sizes and fastenings. This allows different types and sizes of torque wrench to be attached to the units and calibrated against the more accurate readings of the transducer.
Torque wrench calibration is extremely important to a variety of workmen, engineers, and contractors; ensuring that torque wrenches are performing within specification and the correct amount of tightening is done to any nut, bolt, or fastener. Torque wrenches that are not calibrated can lead to nuts and bolts being under or over tightened, both of which can be potentially hazardous and lead to failure of the attachment.
The Calibrationhouse torque wrench calibration service is one of the most recent additions to our portfolio. Current service levels offer a specialist calibration traceable to national standards, with highly accurate torque transducers used to calibrate torque wrenches from a variety of different manufacturers.
We recommend torque wrenches should be calibrated at least every 6 months to ensure accurate performance. The more a wrench is used the more it requires calibration; production units used extensively may require monthly or even weekly calibrations, however this often leads to the larger companies that can afford training and costly test equipment to carry out their own calibration of torque tools. The level of calibration required generally depends on standards within particular industries.