NIST is in
your refrigerator. It's also in your computer, toaster, couch, washing
machine, electrical outlets, and medicine cabinet.
product in your home relies in some way on NIST's measurements or
services. NIST provides the official U.S. rulers needed to measure
the basic quantities of temperature, length, mass, electric current,
time, light intensity, and chemical amounts. These are then used
to measure volume, voltage, pressure, and other quantities needed
to ensure the quality, performance, and safety of products.
Below are some
examples of products in and near your home that rely on NIST: