Measurement Matters

2009

Measure for Measure: High Risk, No Reward

by Grachanen, Christopher L.

The pressure to reduce calibration costs may put inspection, measurement and test equipment (IM&TE) users at odds with a company’s ISO 9001 requirements, as well as good laboratory shop practices....


Measure for Measure: Conscientious Calibrations

by Grachanen, Christopher L.; McGee, Terry L.

There are compelling reasons for an organization to get certified to a standard, but one that gets overlooked is the impact on the environment....


Measure for Measure: Be Honest

by Bucher, Jay L.

I realized early in my career in metrics and metrology that doing the best I could meant bringing a sense of honesty and integrity to my work. In truth, they are the foundations for making a quality measurement....


Measure for Measure: Balanced Budget

by Shah, Dilip

In a previous edition of this column, I discussed Type-A and Type-B contributors of measurement uncertainty and what goes into a measurement budget. In this installment, I will outline a process for building that budget....


Measure for Measure: Standard Definition

by Shah, Dilip

It's important to establish metrological traceability as it is defined in ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007. In this column, other ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007 definitions pertaining to measurement uncertainty are discussed....


Measure for Measure: In No Uncertain Terms

by Shah, Dilip

Because ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007 harmonizes terms for many different industries, it is important to take a closer look at all the terms. In this column, I will examine measurement uncertainty and metrological (measurement) traceability....



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