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

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 method; 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 method 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 °C and 25 °C

0.2 of smallest scale division

Brix hydrometers

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

0.2 of smallest scale division

Baume hydrometers

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

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 °C and 25 °C


Specific gravity hydrometers
From 0.5 to 2.0 between 15 °C and 25 °C


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


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

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

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

5 in 10âμ 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 °C and 25 °C

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

5 in 10âμ 

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 °C and 30 °C
0.45 kg/m³ from 450 kg/m³ to 560 kg/m³ between 30 °C and 40 °C
 

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

0.00045 from 0.45 to 0.56 between 30 °C and 40 °C

Milk hydrometers kg/m3 Hydrostatic weighing

Capability

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

2 in 10âμ 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 method

Capability

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

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