The A*STAR’s National Metrology Centre (NMC) is the national measurement institute of Singapore, dedicated to advancing measurement science for an innovative and competitive economy
NMC establishes, develops, maintains and disseminates the national measurement standards traceable to the International System of Units, providing key support to a wide spectrum of industry.
Achieving the nation’s highest level of physical measurement through close collaboration with leading national and international organisation.
With a multidisciplinary team of experienced scientists and engineers and state-of-the-art facilities, NMC provides dedicated services to industry partners to meet their specific needs.
NMC believes in working in close collaboration with industry partners, to create values for them and fuel growth for the industry.
About 70 participants from the local industry and accredited laboratories participated in the one-day seminar-cum-exhibition organised by NMC. One of the leading experts and invited speakers at the Seminar was Dr Wladimir Sabuga, Head of Pressure Group in Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the national metrology institute of Germany.
Dr Wladimir Sabuga Presenting on Precision Pressure Measurement and Calibration
Precision pressure measurement is critical for many manufacturing and industrial sectors such as chemicals, electrical, electronic and aerospace. Measuring pressure accurately presents great challenges, as the accuracy depends not only on the quality of measuring instruments used, but also the suitability of measurement techniques employed. To obtain valid measurement results, knowledge and skills in different pressure measurement techniques suited to specific applications is essential. The aim of the Seminar was to share with scientists, engineers and technical professionals working in the field on the latest developments in pressure measurement technologies in the industry as well as the national metrology institutes providing measurement traceability.
One key development announced at the Seminar was a new primary deadweight pressure standard currently being set up at NMC. The new capability realises the pascal (Pa), the SI unit for pressure, through accurately measured piston-cylinder units, which will enable NMC to measure pressure in the range of 11 kPa to 10 MPa with vastly improved measurement uncertainties of less than 30 ppm.
Primary Deadweight Pressure Standard
Programme of the Seminar is as follows:
0900 - 0915
Introduction to Pressure Measurements
Mr Chua Hock Ann, NMC
0915 - 1030
Fundamentals of Pressure Measurement and Calibration
Mr Wu Jian, NMC
1030 - 1100
Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1100 - 1230
Precision Pressure Measurement and Calibration Techniques (Part 1)
Dr Wladimir Sabuga, PTB, Germany
1230 - 1330
1330 - 1430
Precision Pressure Measurement and Calibration Techniques (Part 2)
Dr Wladimir Sabuga, PTB, Germany
1430 - 1500
1500 - 1600
Selection Criteria for Pressure Devices & Calibrator
Mr Karl Kurtz, Fluke Calibration, US
1600 - 1700
Digital Piston Cylinder Technology
Mr J Roberto Guaranha, DH Budenberg, France
The Seminar was supported by Fluke, DH Budenberg and TIS Instruments (S) Pte Ltd.
For more information, please contact Mr Wu Jian at telephone no.: (65) 62791961, or via email: wu_jian (AT) nmc.a-star.edu.sg.
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