How to calibrate weighing scales

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Weighing instruments are widely used in industries for various measurements and as with any measurement instruments, they should also be calibrated regularly to assure that they are measuring correctly and accurately. Especially since many weighing instruments are used for legal measurements or measurements used as basis for monetary transfer.

A proper metrologically traceable calibration is the only way to know how accurately weighing instruments are measuring. In this blog post we take a look at the practical considerations and the different tests you should perform when calibrating your weighing instruments.

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NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2016

The theme for the 2016 Weights and Measures Week is “Weights and Measures – More than Meets the Eye”


Lincoln, NB, USA  —  (PRWEB) March 01, 2016  —  Weights and Measures Week is celebrated March 1-7 each year to commemorate John Adams signing the first United States weights and measures law on March 2, 1799.

Weights and measures responsibilities in the marketplace have expanded well beyond simple scales and meters and include much more than meets the eye. In addition to testing gas pumps and grocery store scales, today’s weights and measures officials are responsible for regulating a sophisticated, fast moving marketplace. Continue reading

Measuring the desiccation and cracking of soil

Research on drying soils using Windmill software

Measuring soil desiccation

Measuring soil desiccation

Online  —  Researchers testing a new system to investigate drying soils are using Windmill software in their experiments.

Desiccation cracks in soil cause all sorts of problems. They open a path for water and pollutant flow.

In earth embankments, cracking reduces strength and can lead to seepage. In extreme cases, the cracks may trigger subsidance and even landslides.

As the soil re-hydrates it swells, which could produce ground heave and serious structural damage to the fabric of buildings. Continue reading