Calibration, Verification Or Validation?

- Jan 20, 2021-

Calibration, verification and validation are processes with three different meanings that are interrelated. Their interpretation and application vary from industry to industry. 

Essentially, these three terms are defined as follows:

1. Calibration is the use of an existing standard to ensure the measurement accuracy of the instrument.

2. Verification is to measure whether a certain equipment or process is in normal operation according to its established operating procedure.

3. Validation is about making sure that the stated functional intent of the system is satisfactory.