Pressure and Force Calibration

Pressure Key Equipment

  • State-of-the-art laboratories with environmental and vibration control.
  • Dual range (gauge and absolute) pneumatic primary pressure balance.
  • Dual range hydraulic primary pressure balance.
  • FRS4 low pressure primary standard.
  • Range of electronic pressure calibrators.

Capabilities

List of pressure instruments calibrated by NML:

  • Barometers
  • Digital manometers
  • Digital micromanometers
  • Barometers
  • Gas gauge, dead-weight testers, effective area
  • Gas gauge, dead-weight testers, pressure equivalent
  • Gas gauge, devices with electrical output
  • Gas gauge, indicating instruments
  • Gas negative gauge, devices with electrical output
  • Gas negative gauge, indicating instruments
  • Gas absolute, devices with electrical output
  • Gas absolute, indicating instruments
  • Gas differential, devices with electrical output
  • Gas differential, indicating instruments
  • Hydraulic gauge, dead-weight testers, effective area
  • Hydraulic gauge, dead-weight testers, pressure equivalent
  • Hydraulic gauge, devices with electrical output
  • Hydraulic gauge, indicating instruments
  • Dial pressure gauges, gas & hydraulic
  • Digital pressure meters and indicators
  • Pressure calibrators
  • Transducers
  • Vacuum gauges
Measurement Range Best Measurement Uncertainty (sample)
Gas Pressure (gauge) 10Pa - 4kPa ± 0.008% (80ppm)
  4kPa - 20MPa ± 0.003% (30ppm)
Gas Pressure (absolute) 10Pa - 4kPa ± 0.008% (80ppm)
  4kPa - 20MPa ± 0.003% (30ppm)
Hydraulic Pressure 0.5MPa - 140MPa ± 0.004% (40ppm)

Contact:

NSAI National Metrology Laboratory,
Glasnevin,
Dublin 9, Ireland

T: +353 1 808 2609
F: +353 1 808 2603
E: nml@nsai.ie
 

 

Force

Key Equipment List

  • Suite of environmentally controlled laboratories.
  • Range of universal testing machines.
  • Range of reference load cells.
  • High accuracy digital multimeters and indicators.
  • Standard masses - to 300kg.

Capabilities

List of instruments calibrated by NML:

  • Force gauges, electronic with transducer
  • Force gauges, lever and push pull types
  • Load cells (by comparison)
  • Proving devices
  • Swaged terminal pull testers
  • Compression testing machines
  • Concrete testing machines
  • Pipe testing machines
  • Tension testers
  • Stability test machines
  • Crush compression testers
  • Materials testing machine
  • Universal testing machine
  • MeasurementRangeBest Measurement Uncertainty (sample)
  • Compression10N – 3MN0.1%
  • Tension10N – 400kN± 0.1%
  • On-site calibration of materials testings machines to BS1610 and IS / EN 10002-2

Contact:

NSAI National Metrology Laboratory,
Glasnevin,
Dublin 9, Ireland

T +353 1 808 2609
F +353 1 808 2603
E: nml@nsai.ie