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Intercomparisons of the Measurement of Force Among National Metrology Institutes



Thomas W. Bartel


A description will be given of the ongoing Comite International des Poids et Measures (CIPM) key comparison programs in force. The participation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in these programs to date will be discussed, including details of the preparation for the 4 MN force range comparison, for which NIST is the pilot institute. Various factors involved in force intercomparisons will be examined, such as transducer placement, load application timing, temperature, and adjustments of transducer responses for different nominal applied forces. The use of the derived transducer calibration equations as a basis for comparison over a range of force will be discussed.
Conference Dates
July 29-August 2, 2001
Conference Location
Washington, DC
Conference Title
NCSLI International 2001 Annual Workshop & Symposium


force, force transducer, intercomparison, key comparison, load cell, metrology, National Metrology Institute


Bartel, T. (2001), Intercomparisons of the Measurement of Force Among National Metrology Institutes, NCSLI International 2001 Annual Workshop & Symposium, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created July 29, 2001, Updated June 2, 2021