- The only UK laboratory that is UKAS accredited for the calibration of theodolites is Falcon Scientific Instruments.
- Mass is a measure of the amount of material in an object, weight is the gravitational force acting on a body (although for trading purposes it is taken to mean the same as mass), force is a measure of the interaction between bodies and load usually means the force exerted on a surface or body.
- No, ultimately it is less accurate. Liquid depth can be determined from pressure measurements and the reason can be seen by looking at the fundamental (and simplified) equation for calculating the pressure at a particular depth in a liquid.
- The international system is a set of seven base units chosen to fulfil the requirements of science and technology. The selection of seven base units is a matter of choice.
- Yes but not enough to notice.
- The relationships are many and complex.
- A list of manufacturers and distributors.
- No, definitely not.
- There should be no interference as the Wi-Fi transmit frequencies are so different from the MSF frequency.
- No, they are not. The internationally recognised SI unit for pressure is the pascal, abbreviated to Pa, and this is the unit realised by the primary measurement standards in the world's national metrology institutes to provide traceability for pressure measurements.
- The International Prototype Kilogram is not perfectly stable (its mass changes with time), the amount it changes cannot be known perfectly (there is no 'perfect' reference against which to judge it) and the values of the national copies cannot be monitored at the highest level of accuracy without being compared directly with it.
- The most accurate barometers are indeed the mercury primary barometers used at national measurement institutes. Most barometers, though, are secondary instruments rather than primary ones and when considering these it is not correct to say that those based on a mercury column are invariably more accurate than those that are based on an alternative principle.
- The time at which summer time begins and ends is given in the relevant EU Directive and UK Statutory Instrument as 1 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
- Up to a point yes, but unless a weight is of suitable design and material and in appropriate condition it will not be possible to give it a meaningful calibration and it would certainly be a waste of money.
- Give the weight a general inspection to check its construction, surface finish and the suitability of its magnetic properties.
- A number of factors need to be taken into account when considering sources for calibrating radiation thermometers.
- Yes - Saturated (or unsaturated) salt solutions, and certain other chemicals, can be used to generate an environment of a particular relative humidity in an enclosed space.
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