National Measurement Institute (NMI)

Site

Mass and Related Quantities Project

Accreditation No.

1

Site No.

14107

Date of Accreditation

28 Jun 1999

Address

36 Bradfield Road
Lindfield West, NSW 2070
Australia

measurement.gov.au

Contact

Ms Charmaine Kwan P: +61 (02) 84673836

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Mass and Related Quantities Project

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Calibration

  • The uncertainty of measurement is reported as an expanded uncertainty having a level of confidence of 95% unless stated otherwise
Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Flow metrology - Flow measuring devices and systems Gas meters; Orifice meters; Sonic nozzles Flow rate; Volume (and nominal flow rate) Direct measurement by critical flow venturi nozzle In-house Test Method EAFA 8.2.26

Capability

Calibration of gas flow meters for Mass flow rate, Volume flow rate and Volume

using Sonic Nozzle Arrays;
and including
Rotary Meters;
Turbine Meters;
Heat Element Meters (Thermal Flowmeter and Mass Flow Controllers);
Variable Area  Flowmeter/Rotameters;
Soap Film Meters;
Wet Gas Meters;
Differential Pressure Flowmeters (Orifice Plate/Nozzle and Laminar Flow Element);
Ultrasonic Meters;
Domestic Gas Meters;
Piston Prover Meters;
Critical Flow Venturi Nozzle (Sonic Nozzles)
 
With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.13% of flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C
from 0.005 Nm³/h to 60 Nm³/h
using air, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium or oxygen
at pressures up to 700 kPa (flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C)

0.13% of flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C
from 60 Nm³/h to 480 Nm³/h
using air
at pressures up to 700 kPa (flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C)

0.17% of flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C
from 480 Nm³/h to 7000 Nm³/h
using air at atmospheric pressures (flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C)
Flow rate; Volume (and nominal flow rate) Direct comparison against a reference standard In-house Test Methods EAFA 8.2.25 and EAFA 8.2.27

Capability

Calibration of gas flow meters for Mass Flow Rate, Volume flow rate and Volume
using Bell Prover;
including
Rotary Meters;
Turbine Meters;
Heat Element Meters (Thermal Flowmeter and Mass Flow Controllers);
Variable Area  Flowmeter/Rotameters;
Soap Film Meters;
Wet Gas Meters;
Differential Pressure Flowmeters (Orifice Plate/Nozzle and Laminar Flow Element);
Ultrasonic Meters;
Domestic Gas Meters;
Piston Prover Meters;
Critical Flow Venturi Nozzles (Sonic Nozzles)

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.1% of  flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C
from 1.5 Nm³/h to 25 Nm³/h  
using air, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium or oxygen
at pressures up to 700 kPa


Flow rate; Volume (and nominal flow rate) Direct comparison against a reference standard In-house Test Method EAFA 8.2.25 and EAFA 8.2.27

Capability

Calibration of gas flow meters for Mass Flow Rate, Volume flow rate and Volume
using Mercury Sealed Piston Prover;
including
Rotary Meters;
Turbine Meters;
Heat Element Meters (Thermal Flowmeter and Mass Flow Controllers);
Variable Area  Flowmeter/Rotameters;
Soap Film Meters;
Wet Gas Meters;
Differential Pressure Flowmeters (Orifice Plate/Nozzle and Laminar Flow Element);
Ultrasonic Meters;
Domestic Gas Meters;
Piston Prover Meters;
Critical Flow Venturi Nozzles (Sonic Nozzles)

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.1% of  flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C
from 0.060x10-3 Nm³/h to 2 Nm³/h  
using air, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium or oxygen
at pressures up to 700 kPa (flowrate normalised to 101.325kPa and 20°C)

High pressure gas meters Flow rate Comparison with a reference meter; Gravimetric; Volumetric transfer

Capability

Calibration of high pressure gas flow meters at the Londonderry Flow Facility;

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

0.10% of flow rate from 1 kg/min to 100 kg/min and from 10 000 kPa to 30 000 kPa (100 bar to 300 bar)
Liquid meters Flow rate Gravimetric From 5 to 30 kg/min using fluids from 700 to 1000 kg/m3

Capability

Calibrations at Londonderry Flow Facility
With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
Calibrations at Londonderry Flow Facility
0.042% of flow rate from 5 to 30 kg/min using fluids from 700 to 1000 kg/m3
With a minimum batch size of 30 kg
Flow rate Comparison with a reference meter; Volumetric transfer From 4 L/min to 1600 L/min (Propane and Butane)
From 5 L/min to 4100 L/min in synthetic Petrol and Diesel fluids

Capability

Calibrations at Londonderry Flow Facility
With Calibration and Measurement Capability of-
0.12% of flow rate from 4 L/min to 1600 L/min (Propane and Butane)
0.05% of flow rate from 5 L/min to 4100 L/min in synthetic Petrol and Diesel fluids
Flow rate Direct comparison against a reference standard; Volumetric transfer From 4 L/min to 1700 L/min (Propane and Butane)
From 5 L/min to 4100 L/min in synthetic Petrol and Diesel fluids

Capability

Calibrations at Londonderry Flow Facility
By comparison with a volumetric piston prover;
With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.08% of flow rate from 4 L/min to 1700 L/min (Propane and Butane)
0.031% of flow rate from 5 L/min to 4100 L/min in synthetic Petrol and Diesel fluids
With a minimum of 5 passes of the piston prover
Force metrology - Force measuring and testing equipment Elastic force measuring devices; Force gauges; Load cells Force in compression; Force in tension Comparison measurement with reference load cell; Gravimetric measurement with reference mass AS 2193
ASTM E74
ISO 376 and
In house procedure POM-FORCE-TM1

For 50N to 550kN: Comparison measurement with deadweight in compression and tension.
For 0.5MN to 4.5MN:  Comparison measurement with reference load  cell

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

2 in 105 in the range 50 N to 550 kN (tension and compression);
2 in 104 in the range 0.5 to 1.5 MN (compression);
4 in 104 in the range 1.5 to 4.5 MN (compression);

Force metrology - Force standards Force standards and load cells used as force standards Force in compression; Force in tension Comparison measurement with reference load cell; Gravimetric measurement with reference mass AS 2193
ASTM E74
ISO 376 and
In house procedure POM-FORCE-TM1
For 50 N to 550 kN: Comparison measurement with deadweight in compression and tension.
For 0.5 MN to 4.5 MN: Comparison measurement with reference load

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
2 in 105 in the range 50 N to 550 kN (tension and compression);
2 in 104 in the range 0.5 to 1.5 MN (compression);
4 in 104 in the range 1.5 to 4.5 MN (compression);
Mass - Determination of mass and calibration of weighing devices Industrial mass standards; Mass standards Mass Gravimetric measurement against reference mass

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

Stainless steel mass standards

0.6 μg at 0.5 mg;
 0.5 μg at 1 and 2 mg;
 0.6 μg at 5 mg;
 0.5 μg at 10 and 20 mg;
 0.6 μg at 50 mg;
 0.8 μg at 100 mg;
 1 μg at 200 mg;
 1.3 μg at 500 mg;
 1.5 μg at 1 g;
 2.4 μg at 2 g;
 3.4 μg at 5 g;
 4.4 μg at 10 g;
 7 μg at 20 g;
 9 μg at 50 g;
 13 μg at 100 g;
 19 μg at 200 g;
 35 μg at 500 g;

 36 μg at 1 kg;
 0.22 mg at 2 kg;
 0.31 mg at 5 kg;
 0.51 mg at 10 kg;
 1.0 mg at 20 kg


Industrial mass standards
1 in 105 from 100 g up to 1500 kg
2 in 105 above 1500 kg to 6000 kg
Volume and density - Determination of density Alcohol meters; Baume hydrometers; Brix hydrometers Baume; Brix; Percentage (%) alcohol by volume Hydrostatic weighing

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

Alcoholmeters

From 0 % to 100% alcohol by volume between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

0.2 of smallest scale division

Brix hydrometers

From 0 °Brix to 90 °Brix between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

0.2 of smallest scale division

Baume hydrometers

From -2 °Baume  to 80 °Baume between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

0.2 of smallest scale division
Apparent density (draft survey) hydrometers; Density hydrometers; Soil (colloidal solution) hydrometers; Specific gravity hydrometers Specific gravity; g/L; kg/m3 Hydrostatic weighing



Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

Density hydrometers

From 500 kg/m³ to 2000 kg/m³ between 15 ºC and 25 ºC


Specific gravity hydrometers
From 0.5 to 2.0 between 15 ºC and 25 ºC


Apparent density (draft survey) hydrometers
From 0.990 kg/L to 1.040 kg/L between 15 ºC and 25 ºC


Soil (colloidal solutions) hydrometers
 From -2 g/L to 60 g/L between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

Density of liquids g/cm3 Oscillating densitometer Minimum volume 2 ml, homogenous non-corrosive liquid

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

5 in 10⁵ from 0.5 to 2 g/cm³ between 5 ºC and 40 ºC

Density of solids kg/m3 Hydrostatic weighing

Solid up to 200 g and 50 cm³, do not absorb liquid
From 500 kg/m³ to 25 000 kg/m³ between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

5 in 10⁵ 

LPG hydrometers; LPG specific gravity hydrometers Specific gravity; kg/m3 Hydrostatic weighing

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

LPG density hydrometers
0.3 kg/m³ from 480 kg/m³ to 650 kg/m³ between 15 ºC and 30 ºC
0.45 kg/m³ from 450 kg/m³ to 560 kg/m³ between 30 ºC and 40 ºC
 

LPG specific gravity hydrometers
0.0003 from 0.48 to 0.65 between 15 ºC and 30 ºC  

0.00045 from 0.45 to 0.56 between 30 ºC and 40 ºC

Milk hydrometers kg/m3 Hydrostatic weighing

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

2 in 10⁵ from 1015 kg/m³ to 1050 kg/m³ between 15 ºC and 25 ºC

Volume and density - Industrial volumetric equipment and bulk storage Industrial volumetric proving measures; Standard measures - > 25 L Volume Gravimetric

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.01% from 1 L to 6000 L

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