No measurement is ever completely exact; there is always a degree of doubt about its accuracy. This degree of doubt is quantified by the uncertainty. The effects of measurement uncertainty manifest themselves across all industrial sectors, resulting in significant financial exposure. In the field of flow measurement, measurement uncertainty is particularly important when the fluid being metered is of high value where small errors in flow measurement could potentially cost the operator large amounts of money.

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The NPL Digital Manufacturing Group have been developing techniques to support the introduction of Machine Learning in smaller manufacturing businesses and would like to run trials in existing businesses that have a high degree of confidence in their internal quality systems, to see if applied machine learning might be able to augment or automate some of the steps in the qualification of component parts during manufacture, post manufacture and post assembly.

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EUROLAB and IMEKO have signed an extension of their existing MoU for a further 3 years. This will see their continued co-operation on joint projects, collaboration on the organisation of events and communication on subjects of interest. The signed MoU can be found HERE

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The CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies, meeting on 25 November, voted overwhelmingly to support BSI’s continued membership of CEN and CENELEC. This decision follows the adoption of new statutes in June which created a new type of full member for countries that find themselves in the UK’s position of exiting the EU, and then the successful audit in August of BSI’s compliance with the rules of the new member type.

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Following the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) General Assembly vote on Thursday 25th November UKAS have announced that they will become Category B members. The exact definition and rights of Category B membership are still to be published. Both the Articles of Association and Rules of Procedure are currently with the EA legal team and are expected to be published in early 2022.

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The UK Government, through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is seeking feedback from Industry on the guidance they have issued on the UKCA Mark. BEIS has developed a short survey of just 4 questions which should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

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The newly announced joint IMEKO TC11 and TC24 Hybrid conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia between 17th-20th October 2022, entitled Measurement for a Better Life' and Chemical Measurements Towards a Sustainable Future.

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2021 has been a tough year for most, so today we are offering an exclusive and one-off opportunity to access our Dell 'Member Only' deal. Available on top of the website sale prices on Inspiron, gaming, XPS, Vostro, Alienware, Latitude, Optiplex, Precision, monitors and accessories. Offer ends on 5th Dec 2021.

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The Manufacturer Measurement Network is hosting its next event: Measurement for our Planet. This event will take place online on Tuesday 7th December at 3:30pm. Featuring NPL speakers: Mark Summers, Deborah Ritzmann, Gareth Hinds and Charlotte Massey who will divulge into how technology and measurement can benefit our planet.

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Wayne Terry, Chief Executive of ABCB, explores the lessons learned from remote auditing during the lockdown and looks at the growing evidence of support for a blended approach to auditing in what he believes will inevitably be the new normal for CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies) as we begin to get back to on track and out of the COVID 19 pandemic.

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EUROLAB and Eurachem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation on key topics of relevance for the laboratory community.

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A comprehensive trade agreement with New Zealand will cut red tape for businesses, end tariffs on UK exports and create new opportunities for tech and services companies, while making it easier for UK professionals to live and work in New Zealand. The ground-breaking deal was agreed in a video call on 20th October between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after 16 months of talks by Department for International Trade negotiators. 

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