We recommend you to re-calibrate your unit once a year if you own one of the following breath testers: ALCO-8000, ALCO-9000, ALCO-9000-Usb, ALCO-1100F, ALCO-9010-Medical, ALCO-ALP1-Medical with electrochemical. This will ensure the correct operation of your breath testing unit as well as higher accuracy.
ALCO-SERVICE offers a complete re-calibration service.
Our specialist technicians check the state of your breath tester in our laboratory.
We use specific instruments to correctly gauge the model sent.
We return your breath tester in less than one week.
How to calibrate your device with ALCO-SERVICE:
Send your breathalyzer with the calibration order form (please affix stamp) to the listed address. Please pack your device carefully, so that there can be no damage during transportation.
You will receive your calibrated breathalyzer within approximately one week.
Why do we calibrate?
So that the breathalysers remain accurate, one must readjust the device on a regular basis = calibration.
The crucial factor is not, like often incorrectly supposed, how often the device is used. Time plays an important role: With devices that are frequently used, the “Zero” position can readjust itself. With devices that are not used on a regular basis, or devices that sit unused for a long period of time, the sensitivity decreases. Regardless of use, it is necessary to calibrate breathalysers within certain time intervals, i.e. allow for calibration.
Calibration by ALCO-SERVICE
All breathalyzers that can be acquired from ALCO-SERVICE can also be calibrated by ALCO-SERVICE.
If the calibration label is missing, then the next due date for calibration would be within 1 year of purchase.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
How often must be calibrated?
The calibration should be performed, usually about once a year or achievement of 1000 tests
Can avail of the service even if I did not buy the alcohol test by Alco-Service?
No, the service is for customers Alco-Service.
What happens if I don't calibrate my instrument?
With the passage of time and with use, accuracy of the instrument decreases: the results of the tests are no longer reliable.
How soon will I be refunded the breathalyzer?
Within 1 week of arrival at our facility.
I need to provide packaging for the breathalyzer?
Yes, the alcohol test must be properly packed and wrapped before being delivered to the carrier.
It must also be attached a copy of the invoice.