By R P Pant, The author is the Chief Scientist at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Group (PME) at CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.
Issue - Science For People
Date - 1st September 2018
One of the most successful methods for assuring accuracy of measurement in different laboratories and tracing the same to the national standards is through the use of certified reference materials. CSIR-NPL has developed Indian Certified Reference Materials—trademarked Bhartiya Nirdeshak Drvayas (BNDs).
Measurement plays an important role in all walks of life and certainly in all sectors of industry. Any deviation from the true value is ultimately reflected on the quality of the end product. The precise, accurate and reliable measurement (ISO, 2013) data is a mandatory requirement of national and international level of quality systems. The organisation for international standardisation (ISO) has laid down guidelines to achieve universally acceptable high-quality measurement results in all fields like chemical, physical, engineering, environmental etc...