Calibration recommended every two years
Solar radiation has an effect on everything around us. On the climate we live in, the weather, the degradation of materials and solar energy. The measurement of solar radiation is our specialty and our radiometers are known for their quality, accuracy and long operating life. After our products are calibrated and leave Kipp & Zonen’s factory in Delft, the Netherlands, proper maintenance is essential to keep the measurement accuracy at a high level. An important part of this is regular recalibration, which we recommend every 2 years.
Calibration to international standards and procedures
Kipp & Zonen has multiple automated calibration facilities at the factory in a climate controlled dark room. Pyranometers are calibrated when new, or recalibrated as a service, according to Annex A.3 of international standard ISO 9847:1992, which specifically refers to the “Kipp & Zonen Device and Procedure”. The (re)calibration certificate describes the procedure and gives the complete traceability to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR) in Davos, Switzerland.
Calibration facility at Bengaluru, India
The latest addition to our global network of in-house calibration facilities is at Hach India in Bengaluru. In this case it is for the most popular pyranometer models; the passive CM4, CMP3, CMP10, CMP11, CMP21 and the equivalent Smart SMP versions. You can simply send them to our calibration facility in Bangaluru, reducing the costs and downtime compared with shipping to the Netherlands or Singapore. The automated calibration facility is the same as those in Delft and operates through the factory calibration server, software and database. Thanks to remote monitoring and auditing by the head office in the Netherlands we can guarantee the same level of service locally in India.
How to get your pyranometers calibrated
Send in a request for calibration by filling in the form and you will receive a quotation and instructions on how to ship your pyranometers