Welcome to Metrology made simple

Metrology is the science of measurement. It is the science of weights and measures, determining the conformance to specification or technical requirements and the development of standards. It is not to be confused with meteorology, the science of weather phenomenon.

Categories of metrology

Metrology is split into three categories with different levels of complexity and accuracy:

Scientific metrology, which deals with the organization and development of measurement standards and their maintenance.

Industrial metrology, which has to affirm the adequate functioning of measurement instruments used in industry, as well as in production and testing techniques.

Legal metrology, which is predominantly concerned with the precision of measurements where these influence the transparency of financial transactions.

In industries related to transport and travel, metrology is very important as so much of them depends on the precision of various measurements. For example, cargo shipping where people’s property is transported by air or sea.


Metrology made simple