12 Mar 2013   |   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm,   Auditorium, HDB Hub Convention Centre, Basement 1, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310480 Tel.: 64901234

Metrology Upgrading Programme - Electronic Balance Calibration

Course Outline

This course covers the fundamental principles of weighing, mass, balance calibration and measurement uncertainty. Practical issues related to the use, maintenance and calibration of balances and the evaluation of measurement uncertainties associated with the evaluation of balance performances and the ISO 17025 compliant way of reporting the calibration results will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to experience working with actual weights and get hands-on practise on how to calibrate an electronic balance firsthand. This course will be useful for engineers, researchers and consultants involved in precision mass measurement that needs precise and accurate balances to ensure the highest quality products and measurement results.

Course Details




  • Introduction
  • International Standards & References
  • Fundamental Concepts of Mass & Balance Metrology
  • Principles of Weighing
  • Use of Balances
  • Types of Balances
  • Factors Influencing Calibration
  • Handling & Maintenance
  • Preparation and Precautions Before Calibration
  • Calibration & Test Methods


  • Measurement Uncertainties
  • Reporting
  • Worked Example
  • Laboratory Practical Session