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Industrial Metrology a Brief Escursus

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Metrology is a word coming from the Ancient Greek, “metron” stands for “measure” and “logos” for study of”, in other words is the science of measurement, on the other hand industrial metrology reflects the measurement application science to manufacturing and other practices and their usage in society, determining the suitability of measurement instruments, their calibration and quality control of measurements.

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) defines it as “the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology”, it is the science that fixes the accuracy of definite measurement situations.

Special laboratories perform both metrology and calibration, there, high qualified technicians perform analysis in adjunct to calibrations to isolate the work performed from influences that might affect the work.
In industrial metrology, numerous issues beyond accuracy necessitate the usability of metrology methods, and standards include dynamic control plans, also known as “dimensional control plans”, or “DCPs”.