Sunday, 20 November 2011


Above is a brief video of the history of metrology and where the technology is up to today.

Metrology, the science of measurement. Metrology includes all theoretical aspects of measurement.

Metrology is defined by the Internal Bureau of Weights and Measurements as the science of measurement , embracing both experimental an theoretical determination at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology.

Metrology is split into three main sub-sections.

Scientific or Fundamental Metrology.

concerns the establishment of quantity systems, unit systems, units of measurement, the development of new measurement methods, realisation of measurement standards and the transfer of traceability from these standards to users in society.

Applied or Industrial Metrology

Concerns the application of measurement science to manufacturing and other processes and their uses in society, ensuring the suitability of measurement instruments, their calibration and quality control o measurements.

Legal Metrology

concerns regulatory requirements of measurements and measuring instruments for the protection of health, public safety, the environment, enabling taxation, protection of consumers and fair trade

It is important for me to understand a much as I can about the basic principles of metrology. This will help me to make informed design decisions and also help me when it comes to creating a brand and identity for my metrology company.

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