CALIBRATION AND MEASUREMENT

As the national measurement authority, NMC provides a wide range of measurement and calibration services in electrical, mechanical and optical metrology, which are traceable to the SI units. As a signatory of the Global Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), NMC issues a report with the CIPM MRA logo, which is recognised throughout the member countries, for many calibration services.

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The Global MRA on Measurement, which is coordinated by the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM), is currently signed by the representatives of 95 institutes (53 Member States, 38 Associates of the CGPM, and 4 international organisations). The agreement provides users with reliable quantitative information on the comparability of services of NMC and other national metrology institutes.

NMC ensures quality of measurements and calibrations, which meets the criteria of the MRA, through:

  • Participating in international comparisons of measurements, known as key comparisons as well as supplementary international comparisons
  • Operating a quality system ISO/IEC 17025 that conforms to international quality management system standards  More formatting options
  • Demonstrating technical competence through international peer reviews and assessments.

For a list of our calibration services, please click: - Complete list of calibration service (PDF)

Contact us at metrology@nmc.a-star.edu.sg to find out more about our calibration and measurement services.

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Terms and Conditions for Services (PDF)

Relocation of NMC

NMC will be relocating to CleanTech Three (CT3) in late 2021/early 2022.  CleanTech Three is located within CleanTech Park, and beside Nanyang Technological University, forming part of the vibrant Jurong Innovation District ecosystem.

In preparation for the relocation, NMC will cease interim calibration services in stages starting from January 2022.  After relocation and lab commissioning, NMC will start calibration services at CT3 in stages starting from March 2022.

Interim Services

The details of the interim services and their respective locations can be found in the table below. Please note that these interim services are strictly by appointment only. For enquiry, you may contact our Customer Support at telephone no. 6714 9200, or via email at metrology@nmc.a-star.edu.sg.

Lab

Category

Instrument Type

Measurement Range

Last Date of Service

Address for Delivery & Collection of Instrument

Contact Person

Acoustics & Vibration (AL)

 Vibration

·          Accelerometers

·         Vibration meters

·         Vibration calibrators

20 Hz to 5 kHz

31 Jan 2022

Kinesis lobby, 4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Cui Shan
(cui_shan@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Gas (GL)

Gas Sensors/Detectors

·         Gas sensors/detectors

CO2, O2 and low-level of CO, CH4 and SO2

1 Mar 2022

Blk 10 Ubi Techpark #04-53
Ubi Crescent
Singapore 408564

Kai Fuu Ming
(kai_fuu_ming@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Ozone Analysers

·         Ozone analyzers

Ozone level 
(up to 500 ppb) 

Temperature & Humidity (TL)


Contact Thermometry





 
 
 
 

·         Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometer

0 °C to 660 °C

31 Jan 2022

Acez Building
2 Joo Koon Circle Singapore 629031


Wang Li
(wang_li@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

·         Platinum Resistance Thermometer

-90 °C to 250 °C

·         Thermocouple

-90 °C to 500 °C

·         Clinical Thermometer

(30-40) °C

Kinesis lobby, 
4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Radiation Thermometry

·         Radiation Thermometer

-25 °C to 500 °C



Acez Building
2 Joo Koon Circle Singapore 629031

·         Blackbody source

·         Thermal Imager

(30-40) °C

Kinesis lobby, 
4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Humidity

·         Thermo-hygrometer

Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%

Dew Point meter:  from -20 °C to +70 °C

Acez Building
2 Joo Koon Circle Singapore 629031

·         Rh meter

·         Psychrometer

·         Dew point meter

Pressure & Flow (PL)

Pressure

·         Hydraulic Pressure 

10-200 Mbar

31 Jan 2022

41 Science Park Road #04-07A, The Gemini, Science Park II, Singapore 117610

Goh Hok Liok
(goh_hok_liok@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

·         Gas Pressure

0-1 Mbar

Gas flow 

·         Gas flow

5 SCCM - 50 LPM

Woon Chye Tiong
(woon_chye_tiong@nmc.a-star.edu.sg) /
Zeng Yan
(zeng_yan@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Liquid flow

·         Liquid flow

0.03 - 42m3/h or 0.0083 - 11.667 kg/s

Teo Beng Keat 
(teo_beng_keat@nmc.a-star.edu.sg) /
Zeng Yan 
(zeng_yan@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Optical Radiation (OL)

Spectrophotometry

·         Standard filters

·         Reflectors

200 nm - 2500 nm

14 Apr 2022

Kinesis lobby, 
4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Liu Yuanjie
(liu_yuanjie@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Luminance

·         Luminance meter

·         Colorimeter

·         Camera

20 cd/m2 - 25000 cd/m2

Spectral irradiance (chromaticity coordinates (colour), correlated colour temperature, colour rending index)

·          Light source

250 nm to 1600 nm

Illuminance (lux) 

·         Lux meter

200 tx to
2000 tx

UV meter calibration

·         UV meters

365 nm

Zhang_jing
(zhang_jing@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

Fiber optics

·         Fiber optics power meter, wavelength meter, optical spectrum analyzers

850 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm

Dimension (LL)

Internal microstructure

·          XCT system

Metal within ~5mm in material depth; and up to ~15mm in geometry size; Material and gemetry dependent

14 Apr 2022

Kinesis lobby, 
4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Tan Siew Leng
(tan_siew_leng@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)


Linear dimension

·         Gauge block (Grade 0 and below) calibration by automatic gauge block comparator

Metric: 0.5 mm to 100 mm
Imperial: 0.02 inch to 4 inch 

Electrical (EL)

Electrical 


·         Standard resistors

1 mΩ to 1 TΩ

31 Jan 2022

Acez Building
2 Joo Koon Circle Singapore 629031

Tay Siew Choon
(tay_siew_choon@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

·         Shunts

up to 100 A

·         Capacitors

1 pF to 1 µF

·         Inductors

100 µH to 10 H

·         Decade resistance and impedance boxes

Up to 1 TΩ
UP to 10 H
Up to 1 µF

·         Impedance meters

100 µH to 10 H
1 pF to 1 µF 

·         Calibrators

up to 1 kV 
up to 1 TΩ
up to 20 A

·         Multimeter 

up to 1 kV 
up to 1 TΩ
up to 20 A

·         Multifunction equipment

up to 1 kV 
up to 1 TΩ
up to 20 A

Time & Frequency (TF)

Time & Frequency

·         Characterisation of frequency standards

·         Frequency source

·         Frequency counter

Frequency Up to 26.5 GHz

Services continue

Kinesis lobby, 
4 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138635

Liu Yan Ying
(liu_yan_ying@nmc.a-star.edu.sg)

·         Digital timers and stop watches

·         Time reference signal

·         Characterisation of GPS receiver

Time interval up to 10000 s


Projected Start of Services at Cleantech 3 (CT3)

NMC will resume calibration and measurement services at CT3 in stages starting from March 2022.  Please note that these services are strictly by appointment only. For enquiry, you may contact our Customer Support at telephone no. 6714 9200, or via email at metrology@nmc.a-star.edu.sg.

Lab

Estimated Start Date of Partial Services at CT3

(List of Partial Services)

Estimated Start Date of Full Services at CT3

Acoustics & Vibration (AL)

1 Mar 22

(Pressure-field acoustic calibration)

1 Jun 22

Gas (GL)

1 Aug 22

(Gas analyser calibration (using non-hazard reference gases))

3 Oct 22

Temperature & Humidity (TL)

1 Aug 22

(RH meter calibration using chambers)

3 Oct 22

Pressure & Flow (PL)

4 May 22

(Low end Pressure calibration)

1 Aug 22

Mass & Force (ML)

4 May 22

(Low end Mass calibration)

1 Aug 22

Optical Radiation (OL)

18 Apr 22

(Refer to List 1 below)

15 Jul 22

Dimension (LL)

18 Apr 22

(Refer to List 2 below)

1 Jul 22

Electrical (EL)

4 May 22

(Resistance (1 ohm to 100kohm),

Multifunction (general), Impedance)

1 Jul 22

RF & Microwave (RL)

4 May 22

(RF Voltage (Comparison),

Signal & pulse (general)

1 Jun 22

Time & Frequency (FL)

Services continuously available

Services continuously available



List 1:  Optical Radiation (OL) Partial Services

Spectrophotometry

  • Standard filters
  • Reflectors

200 nm - 2500 nm

Luminance

  • Luminance meter
  • Colorimeter
  • Camera

20 cd/m2 - 25000 cd/m2

Spectral irradiance (chromaticity coordinates (colour), correlated colour temperature, colour rending index)

  • Light source

250 nm to 1600 nm

Illuminance (lux)

  • Lux meter

200 lx to 2000 lx

UV meter calibration

  • UV meters

365 nm

Fiber optics

  • Fiber optics power meter, wavelength meter, optical spectrum analyzers

850 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm

 

List 2:  Dimension (LL) Partial Services

Surface roughness & step height

  • Roughness & Step height by PGI2540 high precision stylus surface profilometer

Surface roughness Ra up to 10 µm; Step height up to 500 µm

Roundness

  • Hemisphere & sphere roundness calibrated by TR395 roundness measuring machine

Roundness up to 2 µm

Laser Radiation

  • Frequency stabilised laser

Wavelength 633 nm nominally

Flatness standards

  • Optical flat

(0.1 to 0.2) µm, using monochromatic light source