Wednesday, 10 April 2013

At the end of 2012 we carried out our biggest investment in calibration equipment so far in our 26+ year history. We purchased a $250K fully-automated Fluke dead weight tester (Piston Gauge). This is the first of its kind in Australasia and one of only a small number used in a commercial pressure calibration facility anywhere in the world.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

I got a call recently from a local aircraft charter company which has been using CPS for the last few years for its pressure calibration work. The difference with this call was they wanted to reduce the number of gauges they used for testing and maintenance work on their aircraft. They also said their auditor now wanted all their gauges to be calibrated by CPS , which was going to cost them a lot more money each year. So after listening I recommended a couple of M1 gauges to replace all their mechanical gauges. Read More

Friday, 8 March 2013

Kiwi's show up the Aussies (again)

We may be one of New Zealand's biggest pressure calibration labs, but when we partook in an Australia-New Zealand inter-laboratory comparison we did not expect to come out on top. Twelve pressure labs (7 Australian; 5 NZ) tested a Fluke RPM4 Digital Pressure indicator and submitted their results with best possible uncertainties, and we were surprised to discover CPS Labs had the lowest uncertainty factor of all labs that participated. Basically this means we were the best pressure calibration facility across all these labs. Read More

Something Different
Wednesday, 6 March 2013

One of the things that happens at CPS, is that we get a number of calls from people that have been told to ring CPS for help.

So just last week we got a call from an engineer at a local plastic extruding company wanting to test their pressure transducers on their plastic extruders.

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Calibration of 8 year old XP2i  Digital Gauge
Thursday, 28 February 2013

Just completed the 9th Calibration of a 30 bar Crystal Engineering XP2i gauge. What surprised me about this particular calibration, is that this gauge is over 8 years old and has been rented out in excess of 100 times during this time. This gauge has been abused and dropped. I'm sure it's done a hell at lot of work and is still going strong after 8 years. But what really blew me away are these results... Read More