The Importance and Applications of Test Equipment

Test and measurement equipment play a critical role in most production, automation and development processes. This kind of instruments are used to make decisions regarding the effectiveness of processes and to ensure product quality. It is no surprise, therefore, that the need for regular calibration of test and measurement equipment is included as part of most major quality standards and are a commonly reviewed area for auditors, whether they are from an internal department or accreditation body.

We want to emphasize that a thorough understanding of the construction, operation, and limitations of electrical testing instruments, coupled with the theory of circuit operation, is essential in serving and maintaining electrical equipment. Remember that the best and most expensive instrument is of NO use to the man who does not know what he is measuring or what the readings indicate.