Metrology includes all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement, including the following key elements:
Establishment of measurement standards and procedures for their use. Establishment of national and international agreements for these standards.
Design of measurement equipment and processes to allow comparison of unknown items with established standards. Evaluation of existing equipment and processes for the purpose. Design of equipment and procedures for the regular calibration, monitoring, and maintenance of these procedures.
Design of the measurement processes and systems to support commerce and trade, and the deployment of those efforts to regulatory and service agencies, to businesses, and to the public in general.
Design of the measurement processes and systems to support inspection and test efforts in manufacturing, distribution, and trade.
Education of practitioners and of the general public in the principles of and need for metrology.
Alliance Calibration demonstrates its commitment to measurement science by actively participating in the following organizations: