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NPL guides allow you to make better measurements and obtain reproducible data.

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A beginner's guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

NPL and the Institution of Engineering and Technology have jointly produced a beginner's guide to measurement for electronic and electrical engineering students.

GPG 133: Good Practice Guide for Underwater Noise Measurement Good Practice Guide for Underwater Noise Measurement

A guide designed for those making in-situ measurements of underwater sound, such as oil and gas companies, and developers of marine renewable energy.

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Advanced Materials

NPL guides aim to improve measurement understanding and technical abilities across the UK and the rest of the world.

They describe good current practice and are produced with technical input from specialists in the particular subject covered.

There are guides for everyone, from the 'beginner's guides' to measurement and uncertainty that provide introductions to basic measurement concepts, to more specialised guides useful for measurement professionals and practising scientists.

Other useful resources include educational and scientific posters, as well as our FAQs that may be able to help with measurement questions.

Use the lists below to navigate through our numerous guides.

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Advanced Manufacturing

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A Beginner's Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement A Beginner's Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement

Be gently introduced to the basic concepts of measurement uncertainty.

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Estimating Uncertainties in Testing Estimating Uncertainties in Testing

Practical guidance to estimate measurement uncertainty.

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Fundamental Good Practice in Dimensional Metrology Fundamental Good Practice in Dimensional Metrology

Journey through the concepts of measuring size and shape of components with accurate and traceable measurements.

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CMM Verification CMM Verification

Maintain confidence in the accuracy and reliability of a measurement by understanding what is involved in CMM verification.

Good practice online modules

Good practice online modules

Take a look at our good practice online modules, brush up on your knowledge and test your skills!