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The metrology handbook, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included).


The metrology handbook, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included)

Ed. by Jay L. Bucher.

ASQ Quality Press


540 pages




Bucher, a metrologist and consultant, et al. provide a reference on metrology and calibration principles and practices for calibration technicians, supervisors, managers, quality inspectors, auditors, those in calibration and testing laboratories, consultants, and teachers who have intermediate or advanced knowledge. It covers the history and philosophy of metrology/calibration; quality systems, standards, and documentation; calibration procedures and equipment manuals, records, and certificates; quality manuals; traceability; calibration intervals and standards; audit requirements; scheduling and recall systems; label and equipment status; and training. Also discussed are environmental controls; industry-specific requirements; computers and automation; and metrology concepts, including measurement methods, systems capabilities, and data, specifications, substituting calibration standards, and proficiency testing, measurement assurance programs, and laboratory intercomparisons. It also details the use of math and statistics in measurement; measurement uncertainty and parameters; and managing a metrology department or calibration lab, including personnel, process workflow, budgeting and resources, vendors and suppliers, and housekeeping and safety. The CD-ROM contains acronyms and abbreviations, examples, tables and formulas, Internet resources and links, and common conversions.

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