Calibration

Norfolk Calibration Services are UKAS accredited and ISO9001 certified provide calibration and testing services to businesses, organisations and Local Authorities throughout Europe. In January 2015 we moved to bespoke state of the art facilities at the Hethel Engineering Centre near Wymondham and also achieved accreditation for calibration of OIML Class E1 weights, one of only three laboratories in the UK.

All calibrations provide traceability to National Standards – referred to as providing traceability of measurement to the SI system of units and/or to units of measurement realised at the National Physical Laboratory or other recognised national metrology institutes.

Operating as a commercial calibration, verification and testing laboratory we have established strategic partnerships with other laboratories to provide a competitive one stop shop for all your calibration needs.

We recognise that turnaround is important for businesses so for items we calibrate ourselves we offer a standard turnaround time of five working days from receipt. However, we can offer an improved turnaround using our fast track service and whatever your turnaround requirements are we will always assist where possible.

Where equipment is found to be outside of specification we will contact you and discuss your options, either adjustment or replacement. We maintain a comprehensive stock of new and second hand weights for such instances.

Courier services, including collection and delivery, are available.

Our UKAS accredited services are

  • Weights/mass from 1mg to 25kg for OIML class E1*, E2*, F1, F2, M1, M2, M3, including ASTM class weights, pressure masses and imperial masses – just contact us for details (*E1 from 2g to 1mg and E2 from 20kg to 1mg). New and second hand weights are always available
  • Non-automatic weighing machines up to 2200kg capacity on site or at our laboratories in Norfolk
  • Our non-automatic weighing machine calibration also meets the requirements for Annex 3 Method 2 within the “Verification of the gross mass of packed containers by sea UK National FAQ 1 June 2016” also referred to as SOLAS container weight method 2

Our ISO9001 certified services include

  • Weights/mass from 1mg to 600kg for OIML class M1, M2, M3, including ASTM class weights, pressure masses and imperial masses – just contact us for details. New and second hand weights are always available
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments - from analytical balances on site or at our laboratories in Norfolk to weighbridges on site
  • Our non-automatic weighing machine calibration also meets the requirements for Annex 3 Method 2 within the “Verification of the gross mass of packed containers by sea UK National FAQ 1 June 2016” also referred to as SOLAS container weight method 2
  • Length/engineering metrology equipment - from micrometers to flexible tapes and even measuring wheels
  • Volume measures - from pipettes to cylindrical measures and tanks
  • Tyre pressure gauges – from pencil gauges to forecourt gauges
  • Meter measuring systems from petrol pumps to oil meters

Our services to other local authorities include

  • Calibration of all kinds of working standards and test equipment – with most spare parts in stock
  • Collection and delivery
  • Section 101 agreements for any period for one year or more.
  • Replacements and adjustments
  • Calibration of tyre pressure gauges
  • Loan and hire equipment
  • Bulk fuel reference meter (with or without operator) available for hire

The standard service includes

  • Turnaround of five working days from receipt
  • Electronic certificates (PDF)
  • Calibration status labels

Other services include

  • Collection and delivery
  • Courier services
  • Replacement equipment
  • Plastic seals for sealing electronic instruments (replacing lead)
  • Verification/conformity assessment under UK and EU legislation of weighing and measuring instruments
  • Equipment for hire
  • New and used equipment for sale
  • Bespoke services and contracts to suit your needs
  • Contract arrangements
  • Payment is accepted via invoice, cash, cheque (made payable to Norfolk County Council) or credit/debit card.

Get a quote

For a competitive quotation for any of our services complete our online  quotation request form, email calibration@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01953 859149.

Our address for all correspondence, deliveries and collections is:

Norfolk Calibration Services
Norfolk County Council
Unit 69, Hethel Engineering Centre
Chapman Way
Hethel
Norwich
NR14 8FB