Yadav , Sanjay and Gupta, V. K. and Bandyopadhyay, A. K. (2011) Standardisation of Pressure Measurement Using Pressure Balance as Transfer Standard. MAPAN - Journal of Metrology Society of India, 26 (2). 133 -151. ISSN 0974-9853

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of the interlaboratory comparison for pressure measurements of 9 laboratories that are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories (NABL). The artifact used for the comparison was a pressure balance covering the pressure range (7 to 70) MPa. The primary objective of this comparison was to assess the laboratory’s technical competence to perform measurements and also to assess the compatibility of the results submitted by the laboratories. The comparison began during March 2008 and ended during April 2010. For assigning the reference values, the pilot laboratory (NPLI) carried out 3 calibrations of the transfer standard; the first one at the beginning, the second at the middle and the last one at the end of the programme. The comparison was carried out at 10 pressure points i.e. (7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70) MPa throughout the entire pressure range of (7 to 70) MPa. The measurements were carried out by each laboratory with their own resources (personnel, calibration systems, environmental conditions in their installations). The deviations for each laboratory were compared against the reference values and the compatibility of the results was calculated using the normalized error value method. Out of the total 87 measurement results reported, 68 (78.2%) results are found in good agreement with the results of the reference laboratory. The normalized error (En) values of 5 laboratories out of the total 9 were found well within ± 1 over the entire pressure range. However, 2 other laboratories had shown good agreement with the reference values except one pressure point each. The En values of one of the participating laboratory were found beyond acceptable limits at all measurements points. Another laboratory had acceptable results only at 3 pressure points. The laboratories with unacceptable results have been advised to review their pressure measurement process. The deviations between laboratory values and of the reference values were found well within the uncertainty band of the reference values for 37% measurement results. The relative deviations for 82 measurement results were found well within 0.05%.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Springer Verlag.
Subjects: Instruments/ Instrumentation
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Physics
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 09:11
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 09:11
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/771

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