This standard provides a mechanism for promoting confidence in calibration laboratories and measuring and test equipment when it can be shown that they are operated in compliance with its requirements. Reduce the quantity. Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement to promote consistent international Methods in the expression of measurement uncertainty within U. It is identical to the ISO Guide corrected and reprinted, with the exception of minor editorial changes to facilitate its use in the United States.
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Currently in the U. Having two different national standards can be confusing for both laboratories and customers; therefore, we have put together a brief guide to describe the basic differences between the two standards.
Z differs from because it pertains only to calibration laboratories. Z particularly stresses both calibration and verification of measurement instruments and equipment. Under this national standard, calibrations are validated through internal quality control methods. What this means is that a system within a laboratory controls the calibration process. The system also controls the verification that each instrument or piece of equipment meets laboratory standards.
Z requires traceability of measurements to national standards, along with international standards or intrinsic standards. It is required for Z to include statements of traceability on all calibration reports. Unlike Z, requires traceability to SI units. In short, this means that traceability is established through the laboratory standards and consists of an unbroken chain of calibrations. When it comes to measurement uncertainty, is more strict than Z Use our checklist when deciding.
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