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Tulsa Calibration : Best Measurement

Speaker 1:    You know, it just doesn’t have to be-
Speaker 2:    All right, so we are going to-
Speaker 1:    I was just saying I was looking through this-
Speaker 2:    We’re on podcast number three. We’re going to be talking about hardness tester calibrations in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Speaker 1:    Yeah.
Speaker 2:    [inaudible 00:00:18] would you …
Speaker 1:    Yeah. [inaudible 00:00:22]
Speaker 2:    Would you say that a hardness tester is a critical piece of equipment?
Speaker 1:    Yes, a hardness tester is a piece of equipment that measures the hardness of steels or different alloys. Tulsa Calibration The hardness tester is important to be used for heat treat shops that are changing the metal composition of the materials. You can actually have processes that will enable you to set the hardness of your product by the changing gases and air conditions, but yeah the hardness testers calibrations, they are important because if you’re producing a product for a customer you want to make sure that their product is to the highest quality to their specification as possible, so meeting their expectations and doing the work for them that is beyond what other people are used to. High quality work.
Speaker 2:    How often should somebody get a hardness tester  Tulsa Calibration, Oklahoma?
Speaker 1:    Yeah. The hardness tester is about once a year usually, and those things you don’t want to move or anything. You want them to sit in one spot and not ever be moved.
Speaker 2:    If you came out and did a hardness tester calibration, and then there was an accident in the shop, and they picked up their hardness tester with their forklift, and they moved it over to the other room, should they go ahead and keep using that without doing another hardness tester calibration in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
Speaker 1:    No.  I’ll tell you what, the hardness tester it’s very important that it’s not moved because of the locations. The biggest issue, the biggest concern that a person should have is the levelness of the hardness tester, so when it gets moved parts can be shifted on the inside. The weights could get jammed. Different things can happen, so you want to be careful. If you ever move it you want to get it re calibrated.
Speaker 2:    When you’re doing a hardness test calibration does the temperature affect it at all?
Speaker 1:    Yeah, so  Tulsa Calibration the temperature is a really key element when you’re working with hardness testers. The hardness testers like with any metal is going to have fluctuations in the measurement of the metal, so temperatures is really important. Got to keep temperature consistent. You have to know what your temperature is and what your tolerances are to make good readings with the hardness tester.
Speaker 2:    What’s something that you have to take into mind if you’re going to go do a hardness tester calibration?
Speaker 1:    I guess there’s just a couple key elements to the hardness tester, and-
Speaker 2:    Well, are there different kind of scales?
Speaker 1:    Oh, yeah right. That’s true.
Speaker 2:    Do they have beams or laser functions, or do they just check hardness?
Speaker 1:    Yeah. Yeah, pretty much just check hardness, but the way they do that is just by having an indenter and using a specific amount of force, and the old hardness tester just does it’s magic. It’s very reliable.
Speaker 2:    Man, that’s pretty awesome. It sounds like when you’re doing a hardness tester calibration in Tulsa, Oklahoma they all use the same amount of force. That’s neat.
Speaker 1:    Oh, yeah, but it’s interesting yeah because well different scales of hardness use different pressures. As a matter of fact different indenters for different scales, so it’s just depending on how hard your material is. It depends on what type of indenter you use and how much force, so usually you have a preload that goes on to the surface, and then you have a full load that you put on when you making the measurement, and those pressures are different.
Speaker 2:    When you’re doing a hardness test or calibration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I keep hearing you say force and pressure, so is this something like do you have to sit on it? Do you have to know exactly how much weight you’re putting on it?
Speaker 1:    No. Somebody got real smart one day. I don’t know if they were out in their garage and just something fell on their foot or something, but they realized hey we can just hang some weight on this little bar, and then you can just hang it here, and when you do the lever it will just put force on it.
Speaker 2:    Oh, man, that’s pretty cool. You know what? The next time I do a hardness tester calibration in Tulsa, Oklahoma I got a lot of weights sitting around at my house, so we can just hang one from one of the weights and one of the scales Tulsa Calibration.
Speaker 1:    I don’t see why not. I think you should bring some weights over, and we’ll hang them, and do hardness testing.
Speaker 2:    Do you think the hardness tester calibration would pass after we just randomly hung some kind of weights on each scale?
Speaker 1:    I don’t know. I guess it depends on how many beers we have while we’re doing this. Making this hardness tester calibration test reading.
Speaker 2:    I do know that Precision Calibrations is a hardness tester accredited calibration shop.
Speaker 1:    Yeah, that’s true.
Speaker 2:    If they are going out to do a hardness tester calibration, I know they’re not drinking any beers then, but they’re probably thinking about when they’re drinking beers doing a hardness test calibration and how awesome that is and how much joy it brings to their hearts.
Speaker 1:    This is true. There’s much joy. There’s much joy when it comes to do the hardness testers.
Speaker 2:    It sounds like when you’re doing a hardness tester Tulsa Calibration , Oklahoma you got to think about what scale you got it on because each scale’s got a different weight in there that’s going to put a different pressure on the metal, and if you got it on the wrong one well your test is, you know what they say, junk in junk out.
Speaker 1:    That’s true. The measurement has got to be very accurate. You’ve got to use as much accuracy as you can. You want to make sure that your temperature is correct when you’re doing the calibration. Temperature’s a very important element to this procedure.
Speaker 2:    When you’re doing an ANAB accredited hardness tester calibration from Precision Calibrations in Tulsa, Oklahoma what is one of the … I know there’s many. I don’t want you to list them all. We’ll be here forever talking about the good old loving hardness tester calibration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but can you tell me just what’s one of the factors you’re checking for? I mean, does this hardness tester, does it need to stamp each piece of metal a certain way each time, or do you make a star on the metal?
Speaker 1:    Yeah.
Speaker 2:    I mean, what’s one thing that you’re looking for when you’re doing one of these ANAB accredited Tulsa Calibration out of Tulsa, Oklahoma?
Speaker 1:    Well, you know when we got the ANAB accreditation to do the ISO 17025 accredited calibration for hardness testing we had to prove that we could do a consistent test, and so that we did, but to do that you have to have the right equipment to go with it. You have to have the indenter working properly, and you have to make sure your forces are correct. You can … By standards of course. The hardness testing standards to be used to validate and verify your hardness tester, and so they’re very consistent. They repeat, repeat, repeat. These things get used for many years and still make accurate measurements.
Speaker 2:    Hey, man, I couldn’t help but hear you said ISO 17025, man. I know you’re a pretty lucky guy. Are those your lottery ticket numbers?
Speaker 1:    Those are big numbers. ISO 17025 is a big number. It’s accreditation that we got through ANAB, and ANAB is an accreditation body that is very well known for accreditations, and we have the ANAB accreditation, 17025.
Speaker 2:    Is that for Tulsa Calibration out of Tulsa, Oklahoma?
Speaker 1:    That is correct. ISO 17025 hardness tester calibrations.
Speaker 2:    What you’re saying is to get a 17025 ANAB accredited hardness tester calibration certification yourself you had to have somebody stand over your shoulder and watch and make sure that you knew how to punch the metal just right and check each one of the boxes?
Speaker 1:    More or less that is the way it is.
Speaker 2:    Man, I’ll tell you what, I woke up at 1:30 this morning, and the first thing that popped into my mind first was well you know micrometer calibrations. That’s my favorite. Second was definitely hardness tester calibrations, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about that beautiful ANAB logo, and I just keep thinking one day they’re going to call me up and be like, “You know, you’re such a great calibrator. We want you to take us all to Mcdonalds.”
Speaker 1:    Yeah, well we could always do Tulsa Calibration at Mcdonalds if that’s-
Speaker 2:    Would it be a hardness tester calibration out of Tulsa, Oklahoma at Mcdonalds?
Speaker 1:    I mean, we might be able to find a Mcdonalds that we could set up shop, and so yeah we could do some hardness testing, but let’s start talking about thinking about what we’re doing on the next podcast, so we want to do … Probably talk about maybe some pressure.
Speaker 2:    Man, I’d like to talk about pressure.
Speaker 1:    Yeah.
Speaker 2:    Oh, I sure would.
Speaker 1:    Pressure.
Speaker 2:    You know, God I can’t believe it feels like we just started talking about hardness tester calibrations. I mean [inaudible 00:09:35] calibration gauges, I mean, they’re already jealous, and here we are moving right on along to pressure.
Speaker 1:    I know, so the pressure calibrations will be a good topic to talk about.
Speaker 2:    I’ve enjoyed talking about Tulsa Calibration out of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Speaker 1:    Yeah.
Speaker 2:    I sure am glad that you can provide an ANAB accredited 17025 hardness tester calibration certificate if I have you come out to my shop to do work for me. That really gives me a lot of peace of mind knowing that you follow a procedure from start to finish, and that gives me reliability in your hardness tester calibrations, and well …
Speaker 1:    Yeah. Good stuff.
Speaker 2:    Let’s move on to pressure.
Speaker 1:    Okay. Well, let’s stop this podcast for now, and we’ll go on to the next one.
Speaker 2:    Now see if you can drag it. There you go. Now let’s pause it. [inaudible 00:10:21]