What is Calibration?

• Standardization of measuring instrument: the checking of a measuring instrument against an accurate standard to determine any deviation and correct for errors.

• is a comparison between measurements – one of known magnitude or correctness made or set with one device and another measurement made in as similar a way as possible with a second device.

PLATFORM SCALE and BALANCE SCALE .

.Platform Scale • is a weighing machine with a platform to hold the object or objects being weighed.

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.• A platform scale is a very versatile scale and can weigh a wide range of objects for you. They are used where massive objects or large quantities are to be weighed.

they may be connected electronically to a readout on a remote panel in order to view the readings more conveniently. . Alternatively.• These scales often have a readout that is on a post or other tower that rises above the platform often to viewing height.

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Balance Scale • is an instrument used to measure the weight of objects by comparing their weights to a set of known weights. .

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• Other types of scales are affected by gravity and. . which implies both sides of the scale are affected exactly the same. depending upon geographic location. can vary in their results. Balance scales do not have this issue because they are balanced.

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Factors Affecting Accuracy .

Load cell accuracy 2. Environmental forces 4. Load factors 3. Instrumentation and control .1.

• Scale is pushed up and down by even small air gusts. .Balance Scale • Reference weight has error in mass.

.• Drift in the circuit's accuracy or change in temperature causes miscalibration. • Due to thermal contraction/expansion of components misalignment in instrument occurs.

• Equilibrium position of components having friction and that. • Evaporation of water from wet items • Convection of air from hot or cold items. which is frictionless. . is different.

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