Seminar: Basic principles of calibration in vibration engineering

For whom? First-time users,  metrology technicians, persons responsible for test equipment

What is it about? The seminar will provide you with a general overview of theoretical principles and demonstrate calibration methods and calibration setups by means of practical examples.

What will you learn? After completing the seminar, participants will have gained a basic understanding of various types of devices under test, the relevant standards, possible influencing variables on the measurement uncertainty and options for minimizing or eliminating interferences during calibration.


Seminar details

Dates & options

Next date: 12. - 13.10.2022
(Seminar duration half days)

Our training courses are held regularly at SPEKTRA in Dresden. You can find all dates in our events calendar.

Upon request, we also offer on-site seminars – individually tailored and on your premises!

Seminar management

SPEKTRA Schwingungstechnik und Akustik GmbH Dresden
Heidelberger Str. 12
DE - 01189 Dresden

Tel.: +49 351 400 24 0
Fax: +49 351 400 24 99

In cooperation with:

Seminar content

Theoretical part

  • Calibration requirements from the field
  • Sensor technologies and their applications
  • DAkkS vs factory calibration
  • Calibration hierarchy and traceability to national standards
  • Relevant standards for calibration and monitoring of test equipment

Practical part

  • Acceleration calibration: standard calibration, calibration in the extended frequency range and examples of errors
  • Presentation of special options and measuring methods
  • Expert discussion and exchange of experiences

What will you learn?

Introduction to acceleration sensors and their application

  • Basic measuring principles
  • Operating principles of an acceleration sensor

Calibration of acceleration sensors and measuring equipment

  • Devices under test and calibration methods
  • Structure and components of an acceleration calibration system

Practical applications

  • in the calibration laboratory of SPEKTRA GmbH Dresden

Metrology in the area of vibration

  • Metrological traceability
  • Interlaboratory comprison
  • Comparison method (secondary calibration)
  • Selected interfering factors (cable, vibration exciter)

Influences on the calibration results

  • Disturbance variables during calibration
  • Influence of payload effect on back-to-back sensors
  • Influence of calibration adapter

Measurement accuracy – measurement uncertainty according to GUM

  • History
  • New approach
  • Determination of the measurement uncertainty

Presentation, storage and backup of calibration results

  • Recording calibration results
  • Presentation of calibration results
  • Storage and backup of calibration results

Practical applications in the calibration laboratory of SPEKTRA GmbH Dresden


Service scope

  • Participation in theoretical and practical part for 1 person
  • Seminar documentation
  • Catering during breaks
  • 1 x lunch

euro-sign Attendance fee: 690 euros

Participation and cancellation conditions

  1. We reserve the right to cancel the seminar if there are not enough participants.
  2. It is possible to withdraw from the event free of charge up to 21 days before the start of the seminar.
  3. A cancellation fee of 50 % will be charged from 20 days to 8 days before the start of the seminar.
  4. If cancellation takes place 7 days up to 1 day before the start of the seminar or in the event of non-participation, seminar fees shall be due in full.
  5. The date of withdrawal is the date of receipt of the mail. Participants may be changed free of charge.

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