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What is measurement uncertainty?

Posted by: Colin Lightbody Date: 02 Aug 2022

What is Measurement Uncertainty?

Give 100 people a measuring tape and ask them to measure the same piece of string. How many answers will you get?

In this video, Colin Lightbody, Principal Consultant at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, discusses the challenges around accurate measurement and why measurement uncertainty is so important. He talks about factors that create measurement certainty and the serious consequences of large or unknown uncertainties, especially in industries such as food and beverage, energy and medical science.

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is the Designated Institute for the UK’s flow measurement standards. We can provide uncertainty budgets for any industrial flow measurement or provide training on how to calculate uncertainties. Our world-class range of low uncertainty, traceable reference flow facilities for gases, liquids and multi-phase fluids enables our clients to fully understand the capabilities of their instruments and operate them with confidence.

You may be interested in our Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty training course in which Colin will introduce you to the techniques required to identify what affects measurements and by how much. By ranking the effects, you will be able to guard against invalid conclusions and ensure that the key measurements are targeted for investment in new instrumentation.

If you would like to know more about flow calibration and measurement uncertainty and better understand how they impact your business, please contact our team.


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