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Joseph ChunMay 1, 20181 min read

What NIST Traceability Can Mean When Measuring Samples

What is NIST?

Over the last 100 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has continued building their brand and institution by conducting world-class research by promoting innovation and industrial competitiveness to the nation's technology infrastructure, educational institutions, manufacturers, and other industries. NIST also provides cutting edge research that promotes excellence that benefits companies within the nation by setting industrial standards that continually improve products and services. The NIST Standard Reference Material (SRM) is essentially a document that certifies any additional NIST-specific criteria which are issued to ensure the development of accurate methods of analysis, calibrating measurement systems in various procedures, and ensuring the integrity of maintaining quality assurance guidelines. According to NIST, the value reported on an SRM certificate or certificate of analysis for which NIST has the highest confidence in its accuracy in that all known or suspected sources of bias have been fully investigated or accounted for by NIST.

Incorporating NIST Traceable Oils

RheoSense's VROC chips are tested and calibrated using NIST traceable oils to guarantee precision, repeatability, and reliability. In Using NIST traceable oils ranging from ~2 centipoise at 10 kPa to 10660 centipoise at 2 MPa, we are able to test unique samples regardless of how viscous it is -- and we have the comparison to prove it! 

Our VROC® Technology, is designed to meet NIST standards including: 

  • NIST Standard Traceability: We calibrate our microchips using NIST Traceable Standard Oils allowing optimal reliability
  • Wide range of viscosity calibrations using NIST Traceable Standards display the viscosity range capabilities
  • With each centipoise gradient, there are a variety of options to choose from. See which chip is right for you!

Want to learn more about our VROC technology and how our VROC powered viscometers can benefit your organization? Contact a specialist today!

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