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Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC) – What is it and why should you care?

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The digitalization of metrology has been slower than in many other fields, and calibration processes in many industries are still mostly paper based.

But that’s about to change!

Enter the Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC), “the MP3 of metrology”. Just as the MP3 revolutionized the music industry, the DCC has the potential to revolutionize the process industry by enabling electronic storage and sharing of calibration results in a standardized, consistent, authenticated, and encrypted manner.

No more struggling with manual interpretation of paper certificates! With the DCC, calibration data is machine-readable and easily imported into your system. A DCC is created using digital signatures and encryption methods to ensure its authenticity and integrity, and it’s compatible with international standards, making it easy to share with calibration laboratories, manufacturers, and users of measuring instruments.

But that’s not all! The DCC has a ton of benefits, like increased transparency, efficiency, and traceability in the calibration process, as well as reduced costs and time. And the best part? A team of key players, including Beamex, is working on creating a global DCC standard so you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues.

If you thought that a PDF is a digital calibration certificate, think again!

So, if you’re in the process industry, keep calm and get ready to adopt the DCC! It could be the game-changer you’ve been waiting for. 

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