Metrology is defined as the science of measurement and its application. It comprises of the theoretical and practical aspects of measurements. A key role of metrology is to maintain measurement standards and ensure that measurements performed are meaningful and in accordance with international standards.
In basic terms, calibration is the comparison of a measuring instrument or equipment's performance to a reference standard of known accuracy. Metrology is the science that defines and determines the applicable standards for calibration, and calibration is the
practice of taking and documenting measurements.
Time Electronics products are commonly used in industrial metrology to ensure that measurement instruments and devices perform as required within a stated specification. Correctly performed calibration is critical to all industries for quality control, increased productivity and resource optimisation. It assures consistency and compatibility of products, processes and services, as well as their
acceptability throughout the world.
Key Purposes of Metrology & Calibration
Used in all industries for quality control
Certify performance of instruments, devices, processes
Ensures consistency and repeatability
Provides metrological traceability
Assure and optimise processes and efficiency
Used to detect instrument errors and drift
Maintain compliance with QA procedures & standards
Ensure safety of employees and customers
Financial benefits from minimised downtimes and faults
Products commonly used in metrology and calibration