Alicat and Graftel are partnering to ensure quick turnarounds on recalibrations

July 15, 2022

Graftel has been a customer of ours for almost two decades and has developed into a highly valuable partner. As a full service accredited lab for gas, liquid flow, pressure, temperature, air velocity, and humidity, they can support a variety of calibration needs in the market. Our team has fully trained Graftel to calibrate Alicat gas flow meters and controllers, and we recommend using their facilities for quick turnarounds on recalibrations (10 days, with 1 day expedite option).

Graftel has calibrated thousands of Alicat meters and controllers over the years for a variety of end users in industries across the world. With this level of experience, naturally it would be a great fit to begin a partnership with Alicat as one of their certified OEM calibration lab vendors. Maintaining industry leading turnaround time and high level quality services, Graftel and Alicat can always ensure customer needs and expectations are surpassed. – Dave Glover, President of Graftel
Calibrating Alicats with Graftel's 9623 Model EV

Calibrating Alicats on Graftel’s laminar flow standard test bench

Graftel's calibration facility

Graftel’s calibration facility

Calibrating your flow device at Alicat or Graftel

Most Alicat devices are recalibrated by our service team in-house. When a device is sent to Alicat, our team first double checks and logs analog signals, settings, sensor health, LCD functionality, and connector threading. They then calibrate the device using NIST-traceable standards. We recommend sending your device back to Alicat for a full inspection and calibration at least once within the first three years to ensure full functionality.

Graftel performs calibrations for Alicat flow meters and controllers. They are, however, not trained to perform full inspections or repairs. If you are uncertain whether you should calibrate your device at Alicat or Graftel, reach out to our applications engineers and they will help you find the right solution.

Why recalibrate?
Over time, particulate deposits or minor physical changes within the flow body or internal electronics can lead to deviations from the calibrated flow curve. Recalibration brings instruments back to their optimal calibration specifications.

Graftel calibration services FAQ

  • What is the lead time? 10 business days, with 1 day expedite option.
  • What certification does Graftel have? Graftel calibration services are NIST-traceable and ISO 17025 certified.
  • What devices can Graftel calibrate? Gas flow meters and controllers ranging from 1 SCCM to 5000 SCFM (141,584 SLPM).
  • How do I contact Graftel? Contact Scott Pickett at or 847-364-2600 to schedule a calibration. Visit their calibration services page here.

More about Graftel

For more than 25 years, Graftel has provided calibration services, instrumentation, and field testing to the commercial/nuclear industry. Graftel approaches every engagement with a problem-solving mindset, so their customers always receive the accurate results, innovative solutions, and peace of mind that help move businesses forward. According to Graftel’s President, Dave Glover, “Alicat flow meters are a critical component in Graftel’s leading product line for leak testing equipment in the nuclear industry. These meters have proven to be exceptional performers over the years, and Graftel will continue utilization of these time tested flow meters.”

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