World Metrology Day

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.
World Metrology Day celebrates the signature by representatives of seventeen nations of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal application. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the worldwide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.

In the course of a typical day, it is surprising how often Measurement Specialties' products come into play, whether monitoring vehicle engine performance, controlling temperature in appliances or undergoing a blood pressure check. These, and countless other activities in daily life, require measurements of one sort or another. Not surprisingly, most people are unaware that in the background there is a worldwide community specializing in metrology, the science of measurements, making sure it all works. Everybody depends on this community to do its job, and to do it well.

Across the world, national metrology institutes continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed. They also participate in comparisons coordinated by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide.

Many measuring instruments are controlled by law and are subject to regulatory control. Frank Guidone, President of Measurement Specialties stated, “As a global designer and manufacturer of sensors for physical measurements, we work closely with regulatory bodies to ensure our products meet or exceed published standards. Our dedication to achieve the highest level of accuracy in our measurements is illustrated by the number of quality certifications we have achieved in our facilities worldwide.”

Measurement Specialties encourages the measurement community to recognize how global cooperation has enhanced our capabilities for everyday measurement and to look forward to how such cooperation will help us meet our present and future challenges.