We provide services to clients from a broad range of sectors. Our clients are from laboratories, universities, industry and government.
This includes clients from other laboratories accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). Our services include:
- precision instrument calibration and testing
- time and frequency dissemination
- WebTimer, our low cost service for verifying stopwatches and timers
- consultancy, including advice on quality assurance
- contract research and development
- customised training in time and frequency measurement.
We deliver our client services in our Lindfield facility. This is the same laboratory where we conduct research and development to develop and maintain the national standards for time and frequency.
Time and frequency calibration and testing services
We calibrate most reference grade instruments, equipment, systems and standards that measure time and frequency. We calibrate to the national standards which we maintain. Measurements made with instruments we calibrate are traceable to the national and international standards for time.
Instruments and standards we calibrate
- phase meters
- stop watches
- custom-built devices.
For enquiries about calibration email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time and frequency calibration and testing capabilities
Our uncertainty capabilities are the lowest possible in Australia, which means our calibrations are the most accurate. Our uncertainties are as low as 20 ns for time, and 2·10-13 for frequency.
Our time and frequency measurement capabilities are NATA-accredited. NATA publishes our capabilities as part of the accreditation process. This includes measurement ranges for instruments we calibrate and test, with associated uncertainties of measurement. For more information, see our NATA Scope of Accreditation: NMI Time and Frequency Project.
Times vary depending on demand and complexity. We liaise with clients to meet their schedule requirements wherever possible. Typical timing is:
- wait time: 2 to 4 weeks
- turnaround time: 2 to 3 days
- calibration report: 1 to 2 weeks.
Indicative service costs
Our services are for clients who need the highest accuracy possible. This includes other NATA-accredited laboratories. Most NATA accredited laboratories provide results traceable to the national standards. These laboratories can provide a lower-level calibration service that suits the needs of many clients, at more competitive rates.