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The Measurement Standards Laboratory is New Zealand’s centre for measurement research and development, and maintains NZ’s primary measurement standards. In addition to calibration and consultancy services, we offer a wide range of practical training courses.

Balances and Weighing

Practical workshop providing hands-on experience with balances, with time for problem solving and discussion. Relevant to those, checking or calibrating laboratory or industrial balances and scales. Restricted to 10 for each workshop...more >>

Density Measurement

Covers the practical aspects of ensuring traceability in measurements of density, with emphasis on methods for use and calibration of hydrometers. Provides a set of skills and tools that you can immediately use in your workplace...more >>

Humidity workshop

Covers all aspects of humidity measurement especially relative humidity and dewpoint. Provides an overview of physical principles, sources of error, treatment of uncertainties, surveying of environmental chambers, calibration, and traceability...more >>

Infrared Radiation Thermometry

Practical course covering problems with the use and calibration of infrared radiation thermometers, including reflections, absorption, emissivity, and instrumental effects. Builds confidence in measurements from −50 °C to 2000 °C...more>>

Measurement, Uncertainty and Calibration

Gives a broad overview of measurement and calibration principles, and calculation of uncertainty. Designed for technical staff making, reporting, designing, or auditing measurements. Especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration...more >>

Pressure Calibration

A hands-on workshop on pressure gauge calibration including equipment, calibration methods, and deadweight testers. Relevant to those checking and calibrating gauges and meeting accreditation and QA requirements...more >>

RF and Microwave Uncertainty

This one-day course provides an introduction to the topic of measurement uncertainty for RF and microwave measurements. It covers basic notions of measurement uncertainty, with emphasis on complex quantities... more>>

Temperature Measurement and calibration

Use, care, and calibration of liquid-in-glass, platinum resistance, thermocouple, and radiation thermometers. Relevant to all personnel who use or check thermometers as a part of testing, installation, or monitoring and maintenance tasks...more >>

Traceable Electral Energy Metering

This two-day course covers the requirements for approved test houses and metering installations in NZ. Topics covered include calibration of laboratory standards, errors in measuring instruments, and procedures for calculating how measurement errors combine and propagate. Day one covers the technical side of laboratory operation. Day two goes into more depth and is particularly relevant for staff who need to understand their laboratory’s measurement uncertainties. Practical examples ensure participants are confident of their work...more >>

Spectrophotometer Calibration

This is a 1/2 day hand-on course designed to meet the needs of laboratory staff using and calibrating spectrophotometers. It covers the handling of neutral density filters, calibration of the spectrophotometer, wavelength linearity, and basic uncertainty analysis...more >>