Metrology

World Metrology Day 2019

To celebrate the launch of its recently revised version, “The International System of Units – Fundamentally better” has been chosen as the theme of this year’s World Metrology Day....

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LMI Conducts Market Awareness Session

When we go to the market, almost everything we buy is priced based on its weight – bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.  It is therefore important that the weighing scale is measuring the weight accurately.  If the scale is under-weighting, then the vendor is at a disadvantage. ...

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ATTENTION: Sangre Grande Market Vendors

The Legal Metrology Inspectorate (LMI) a unit of the TTBS, will be visiting Sangre Grande Market vendors to hold discussions regarding Market Scale Verification – “Stamping of scales” on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April, 2019, from 5.00a.m. – 12noon. This awareness exercise will be done in...

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TTBS Conducts Fuel Verification Exercise at NP Service Stations

On Wednesday 13th February, 2019 Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS), launched the Fuel Verification Exercise, at the Trinidad and Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) Service Station, located at Munroe Road, Charlieville. This verification launch came subsequent to a similar exercise conducted at UNIPET...

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Free Online Measurement Uncertainty Course Available Now!

As TTBS prepares for the 2019 celebration of World Metrology Day on 20th May with the theme “ The International System of Units Fundamentally Better” ,the Metrology Division at TTBS  would like to share with our Laboratory and Academic Community an online technical programme  on measurement uncertainty...

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Airports Authority Baggage Scales Pass Verification Tests

It is not unusual for airline passengers checking in at the flight counter to place their over-packed suitcase onto the baggage scale and hope that it is within the permissible limit, thus being spared from overweight baggage fees. However, if passengers are being charged for excess weight,...

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Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

 Versailles, France—A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today, 16th November 2018 in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI) in more than 130 years. For the first time, all measurement units will be defined by natural phenomena...

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