Measurement & Calibration


Measurement is the process of experimentally obtaining one or more quantity values that can reasonably be attributed to a quantity

NOTE 1: Measurement does not apply to nominal properties.

NOTE 2: Measurement implies comparison of quantities and includes counting of entities.

NOTE 3: Measurement presupposes a description of the quantity commensurate with the intended use of a measurement result, a measurement procedure, and a calibrated measuring system operating according to the specified measurement procedure, including the measurement conditions.

JCGM 200:2008 International vocabulary of metrology — Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM).



Definition by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM): "Operation that, under specified conditions, in a first step, establishes a relation between the quantity values with measurement uncertainties provided by measurement standards and corresponding indications with associated measurement uncertainties (of the calibrated instrument or secondary standard) and, in a second step, uses this information to establish a relation for obtaining a measurement result from an indication.”  JCGM 200:2008 International vocabulary of metrology — Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM).

This section will provide updates, news and events in relation to these topics.

EUROLAB celebrates the World Metrology Day 2021

May 20th marks the World Metrology Day 2021

The IMEKO 2021 Conference and World Congress will be held online on August 30 – September 3 2021

The next IMEKO World Congress will be organised virtually due to the measures in place against COVID-19

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