Metrology, Standards and Calibration


Metrology covers three main topics:

1. The definition of internationally accepted units of measurement, the realisation of these units and their links to the seven definition constants.

2. The calibration of measurement instruments under best practice guidelines.

3. The establishment of traceability chains by determining and documenting the value and accuracy of a measurement and disseminating that knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the development of the current SI unit definitions and their link to the seven defining constants. 

  2. Demonstrate an ability to determine and combine standard uncertainties to evaluate the measurement uncertainties associated with measurements and formulation of an uncertainty budget. 

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, performance, and documentation of calibration of industrial measurement equipment in accordance with ISO guidelines. 

  4. Complete calibration of measurement equipment. 

  5. Describe processes of dissemination of standards to calibration laboratories, traceability in calibration and determination of calibration intervals in accordance with ISO guidelines. 

  6. Translate questions of interest into statistical hypothesis, make decisions and draw conclusions on the basis of statistical analysis. 

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