nist calibration Articles

  • Calibration – the sure way to accurate measurements

    Calibration   During testing, microphones and accelerometers can change sensitivity or break. They might look intact, but what happens if you continue measuring without having calibrated your transducer? Can you trust your data? Do you have to redo the entire test? In cases of extreme testing you might only have one shot at getting your measurement right as the product gets ...

  • Specification and calibration requirements for industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications

    Introduction Performance and accuracy of industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications are covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Verification of proper operation of process scales is an important factor in finished product Quality Assurance (QA) programs. Incorrect weighing, additions of materials and components in validated processes of formulation, dispensing, and ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration—The Only Guarantee of Accuracy

    At Sierra, we have a saying: “An instrument’s accuracy is only as good as its calibration.” The accuracy of your mass flow controller (MFC) is essential in assuring the efficiency, performance, and quality of your flow meter. In many cases, if your instrumentation is not calibrated, then a decline in performance is possible due to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Improved Open Channel Flow Measurement & Control Using Pulsed Hybrid Flat Bed Magmeters

     ABSTRACT This paper introduces Pulsed Hybrid flat bad magnetic flowmeter techniques and how they improve the quality of flow measurement and control over existing art, normally with significant cost savings in operation and installation. The flat bed magmeters have been extensively tested in the laboratory and on-site, with details given for a particular site case. Such tests gave ...

  • The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Mass Flow Controllers

    Did you ever wish your mass flow controller could do it all? You’re not alone. End users ranging from machine builders to laboratory researchers are often faced with the challenge of needing flow measurement and control equipment for a wide variety of applications. Many customers call the SmartTrak 100 mass flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • The Application of a Laser Based Open-Path Spectrometer for the Measurement of Fugitive Emissions and Process Control.

    ABSTRACT In this paper examples of field operations are presented explaining the application of a new laser based spectrometer and incorporating real-time dispersion modeling techniques to measure fugitive emissions from land fills, gas processing facilities, chemical plants, aluminium smelters, etc. Whilst open-path FTIR spectrometers can measure a variety of gases, ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Transducers – “A lifetime of quality”

    At Brüel & Kjær, transducers are a core part of our business. They have been for more than50 years – almost a lifetime! The quality of our transducers is world-renowned. It is the result of our unique experience and knowledge, backed up by meticulous testing and quality control. Experience, Knowledge and Innovation Our experience and knowledge, acquired over ...

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a pH meter?

    When you’re looking to buy a pH meter, whether it’s to start measuring or to replace an existing meter, the range of brands and specifications available is huge. With so many options it can be difficult to know where to start, but taking a little time to choose carefully could save you a lot of time and money overall by making sure the meter you choose is right for ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Cost Containment: Beyond the Obvious

    Utilities today can implement a number of different initiatives to help them contain costs and maximize profits. Some of those, such as switching to a more efficient fuel source if possible, can produce obvious results that are relatively easy to calculate. But there are other initiatives, though less obvious, that can produce significant results at the bottom line. One such cost-containment ...

  • By the Numbers

    In a sense, metrology makes the world go around. It can quantify how long it takes the Earth to rotate, and the science of weights and measurements underpins everything from telling time to ensuring the fairness of international trade agreements. Metrologists must be extremely precise in their measurements, according to Alan Steele, Canada’s chief metrologist and the general manager of ...


    By ASTM International

  • 1st coating of DeconGel 1101 on concrete, carbon steel, stainless steel, and plexiglas coupons contaminated with AM-241, Pu-239, and Cs-137

    Radionuclide Solutions The radionuclide solutions used to contaminate these coupons are NIST traceable. The Am-241 solution was prepared from AmCl3 dissolved 1 N HCl. The Pu-239 solution was prepared from Pu(NO3)4 dissolved in 4 M HNO3. The Cs-137 solution was prepared from CsCl dissolved in 0.1 M HCl. I have included all Certificates of Calibration for the stock solutions. For all solutions, a ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Future inside – smart environmental sensing technology

    SHM30 snow depth sensor in Antarctica (photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum Bremerhaven) A lot of sensing technologies have changed recently: Ultrasonic wind measurement replaces cups and vane systems, closed anemometer designs offer better protection from ...

  • TVOC measurement for LEED/green building evaluation

    Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) may be evaluated when building designers/managers are pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC) EQ Credit 3.2. The latest LEED-NC guidance document specifies that the maximum allowed concentration of TVOC measured in a building (post construction, pre-occupancy) is 500 µg/m3; the ...


  • How well does my filter work?

    Contamination control is the key to a cost-effective maintenance operation for hydraulic or engine systems. You depend on your filters, whether hydraulic, lube or fuel, to keep your fluids clean, to keep maintenance costs down, and to ensure reliable operation. At some point, you probably will ask yourself whether or not your filters are really working and doing what they were designed to do. ...

  • The Nanorelease Project

    There is an exciting and promising project underway that is being coordinated by the Research Foundation of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI-RF) called the NanoRelease Project.  The Project is described below both to share information broadly about the Project's existence and to seek additional support for this worthwhile initiative. Overview of the Project The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Konica Minolta - pulse noise source identification

    The Company Konica Minolta is a Japanese holding group and was formed by the integration of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd. The group’s product portfolio includes business products and services and industrial products and services. Konica Minolta conducts its operations worldwide. Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. provides equipment for offices and production ...

  • Robots reduce test setup by 90%

    Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc.’s newly established acoustic test laboratory has world-class acoustic features and equipment. Brüel & Kjær contributed with a turnkey PULSE solution including the supply of a microphone positioning robot with computer control for the automatic determination of sound power. Setting up for a test used to take 45 minutes but, as a result ...

  • EPA - 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix M - Test Method 205

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)   40 CFR PART 51   ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

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