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Timer Calibration and Certification

Timer instruments play an important role in various laboratory processes including fermentation, purification, and formulation. To maintain timer reliability and performance, organizations must calibrate the equipment regularly to meet both the accuracy of their results and regulatory compliance. GL Technologies works with biopharmaceutical organizations throughout California for their equipment calibration and certification needs. As an ISO 17025 certified provider, we keep our clients research and manufacturing processes compliant and their equipment accurate to maintain compliance.

To speak with the experts about your timer calibration needs, please fill out our online form or give us a call!


What Does a Timer Instrument Do?

A timerj instrument in biopharm laboratories is an important tool for the precision of various experimental processes and procedures. Its ability to measure and control time intervals accurately, a timer instrument verifies that experiments are conducted with precision. It gives scientists and researchers the ability to monitor reaction times, track incubation periods, schedule sample observations, and implement time-dependent protocols. By providing reliable timing functions, a timer instrument improves experimental reproducibility and contribues to the effectiveness of laboratory workflows.

Why is Timer Instrument Calibration Important?

Timer instruments are used in a variety of laboratory operations such as batch timing, process control, and equipment synchronization. Calibration works to verify that these instruments are performing accurately to display time intervals, minimizing errors and deviations.

Regulatory Compliance

To maintain compliance with regulations such as ISO 9001 and FDA guidelines, organizations are required to calibrate timers to verify quality control and data integrity. Calibration helps to provent costly errors and production delays while providing confidence in the accuracy of timing measurements. This helps company's in meeting regulatory requirements and demonstrating a commitment to quality.

Maintain Product Quality

Timer calibration works to prevent errors that could lead to substandard products. With regular calibration of the timer instruments, organization's can maintain consistent quality which meets both regulatory requirements and customer satisfaction. Precise timing works to improve production processes and minimize waste.

Process Efficiency

When company's adhere to strict timeframes, this leads to increased productivity and improved resource allocation. Calibrated timers minimize the risk of errors and delays, providing a streamlined workflow and improved operational efficiency.

Calibration Process for Timer Instruments

Calibrating timer instruments involves several steps, here's a general overview of the calibration process:


To start, it's important to gather the necessary calibration standards and reference devices that meet the required accuracy criteria. The standards should be traceable to recognized national measurement institutes. The timer instrument should be inspected for any damage and general wear and tear that may affect its performance. If any ssues are detected, they should be addresses and resolved prior to the calibration procedure. During preparation the instrument's specifications and procedures should be reviewed for a full understanding and adherence to calibration requirements.

Assess Instrument Performance

Assessment involves comparing the instrument's readings with a traceable reference standard, such as a highly precise atomic clock. Through adjustments and verification, deviations or errors in the instrument's timing capabilities can be identified and fixed. The assessment considers factors like drift, accuracy, and precision, then making necessary adjustments to align with the instrument's readings. The process is to establish a confidence in the instrument's ability to provide reliable timing measurements.

Selecting Calibration Points

It's important to identify the desired range of time intervals taht the instrument will be used for. Based on this range, calibration pointsshould be chosen to cover both the lower and upper limits of the instrument's capabilities. These points should be spaced evenly across the range to provide a comprehensive calibration curve. It's also important to consider any specific industry or regulatory requirements that may dictate certain calibration points.


Once the timer calibration process is finished, it's important to document the calibration results. This should include the reference time used, the initial and final readings of the timer, and any adjustments that were made along with a performance evaluation. Proper documentation of calibration results is important for quality control and compliance with regulatory standards.

Why GL-Tec?

The GL Technologies team has the experience and equipment to calibrate all types of display equipment accurately. We understand the importance of accurate measurements in your specific industry, and we're committed to providing you with reliable, traceable calibration services.

Our calibration services are ISO 17025 accredited, and we follow strict quality control procedures. Your equipment is calibrated to the highest standards. We also provide fast turnaround times, so you can get back to work with minimal downtime.

To speak with the experts about your timer calibration needs, please fill out our online form or give us a call!



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