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Report of the 104th National Conference on Weights and Measures

May 3, 2021
Author(s)
Yvonne Branden
The 104th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) was held July 14 - 18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of the meeting was "Assuring Equity in the Marketplace: NIST and NCWM

Design of an electrostatic balance to measure optical power of 100 kW

February 19, 2021
Author(s)
Lorenz Keck, Gordon A. Shaw, Renee Theska, Stephan Schlamminger
To accommodate the need for increased portability and accuracy in laser power measurement instrumentation above 100 Watt at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a new instrument is required. This instrument is intended to create a new

Redefining the kilogram and other SI units

February 10, 2021
Author(s)
Stephan Schlamminger
Units are at the heart of science and technology. Most measurements require units to express their result. The International System of Units (SI) provides a widely used coherent framework of units. While the present SI is fit for purpose for all

Reports of The National Conference on Weights and Measures 1905 - 2019

January 15, 2021
Author(s)
Yvonne Branden
This is a compilation of the meetings of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) for the years 1905 to 2019. Reports by the NCWM Board of Directors, Standing Committees, and Special Purpose Committees constitute the major portion of this

Simplified kilogram traceability for photon momentum radiometers

October 1, 2020
Author(s)
Kyle A. Rogers, Paul A. Williams, Gordon A. Shaw, John H. Lehman
High power laser applications in areas such as laser processing of materials can require an accurately measured laser power. Radiation pressure-based laser power measurement has been proven as a practical method for quantifying these high-power levels in

Report of the 104th National Conference on Weights and Measures

August 27, 2020
Author(s)
Yvonne A. Branden, Tina G. Butcher, Richard A. Harshman, Lisa Warfield, Gloria D. Lee, John W. Barton
The 104th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) was held July 14 - 18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of the meeting was "Assuring Equity in the Marketplace: NIST and NCWM

Basic Metrology for 2020

April 30, 2020
Author(s)
Stephan Schlamminger, Richard Davis
2019 was a big year for Metrology. The international system of units was revised on World Metrology Day, May 20th, that year [1]. What will 2020 bring? In this article we discuss five promising advances that we have on a watchlist for 2020. First, we

SI Base Units Relationships Poster

March 3, 2020
Author(s)
Eite Tiesinga, Kristen A. Dill, David B. Newell
This publication is a colorful poster illustrating the relationships of the International System of Units (SI) derived units with special names and symbols and the seven traditional base units. The diagram is aligned with the BIPM SI Brochure, 9th edition

The International System of Units (SI), 2019 Edition

August 20, 2019
Author(s)
David Newell, Eite Tiesinga
The definitive international reference on the International System of Units (SI) is a booklet published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and often referred to as the BIPM SI Brochure. Entitled Le Systeme International d' Unites

Automated Substitution Weighing Apparatus for Liquid Volume Measurement

June 26, 2019
Author(s)
John D. Wright, Sherry D. Sheckels, Joey T. Boyd
The custody transfer of petroleum worth $1 × 1012 / year is traced to the volume delivered from provers and liquid test measures. Mistakes as small as 0.02 % in a custody meter calibration can lead to multi-million dollar corrections in bills. NIST

Calibration Procedures for Weights and Measures Laboratories

May 29, 2019
Author(s)
Georgia L. Harris
This publication contains standard operating procedures for calibrations that were not previously published in other NIST Office of Weights and Measures publications and are included here in support of weights and measures laboratory program requirements

NISTIR 7383, Selected Procedures for Volumetric Calibrations (2019 Ed)

May 14, 2019
Author(s)
Georgia L. Harris, Val R. Miller
This publication contains Good Measurement Procedures (GMP), Good Laboratory Procedures (GLP), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for use in calibration laboratories performing volumetric calibrations. It includes procedures for Volume Transfer and

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling

December 28, 2018
Author(s)
Juana S. Williams
"Commonly asked questions about hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV) and hydrogen fuel availability, technology, safety; and the legal metrology requirements and terminology applicable to hydrogen fuel quality, measuring equipment, method of sale

Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods (NIST HB 133 - 2019 ed)

November 30, 2018
Author(s)
Linda D. Crown, David A. Sefcik, Lisa Warfield
This handbook has been prepared as a procedural guide for the compliance testing of net contents statements on packaged goods. Compliance testing of packaged goods is the determination of the conformance results of packaging, distribution, and sale of
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