The National Measurement System (NMS) provides the UK with an infrastructure of laboratories that deliver world-class measurement science and technology and provide traceable and increasingly accurate standards of measurement.
The UK, along with all developed countries, invests in an infrastructure that allows measurements to be made with integrity and consistency by holding and maintaining internationally-recognised measurement standards and practices.
The NMS is delivered through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The science programmes are delivered by the UK’s Measurement Institutes:
- National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
- LGC Ltd
- Regulatory Delivery (part of BEIS)
- National Gear Metrology Laboratory (NGML)
- National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
More information can be seen at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-measurement-system--2
This month we focus on NPL publications many of which can be ordered or downloaded free of charge - www.npl.co.uk/publications.
For example, NPL has produced some classic publications on measurement uncertainty including
A Beginner’s Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement – Measurement Good Practice Guide No 11 and
Estimating Uncertainties in Testing - Measurement Good Practice Guide No 36
For more information, please see: http://www.npl.co.uk/publications/uncertainty-guide/uncertainty-of-measurement-guides