The French College of Metrology continues its work to disseminate best practices measurement with the edition of this new technical guide dedicated to twenty examples of evaluation of uncertainty of measurement results or tests, as part of the Collection of Afnor Editions.
Indeed, many decisions are based on measurement or test results: compliance with regulations, comparison of measurement methods...; and the quality of decisions is largely based on the quality of measurement results.
It is therefore essential to provide any user of a measurement result with information on its quality, its reliability: this is the role of uncertainty!
Since the publication of the Guide to the Expression of Measurement Uncertainty (GUM), which underpins the principles of uncertainty assessment, much work has been done to develop "alternative" methods that are easier to implement, particularly when modelling the measurement or analysis process is impossible for technical or economic reasons. These methods use all experimental data: repeatability, reproducibility, control maps, inter-laboratory tests...
The examples presented in this Guide are diverse both in the areas of measurement and testing, but also in the methods used to assess uncertainties. They are based on the modeling method (GUM) but also on the application of additional or alternative methods.
The French College of Metrology hopes that this new technical guide will advance all communities of measurement and testing.
This document complements the Library of the French College of Metrology, which now has 13 different works.
Sale price of the new Technical Guide: 95 euros TTC (including a 5.5% VAT)