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KIPiS articles

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
Discussion concerning GUM Guide unexpectedly continued in 2016 with the promised philosophical arguments of article published in 2007 as an announcement of the Guide criticizing the «inaccuracy » of measurements when type approval testing, verification and measuring instrument calibration. According to the plan the Guide was supposed to comply with ISO/IEC 17025, but the risk assessment for the «instrument cluster in the sense of statistical analysis» is beyond the scope of application. And now it is not clear whether this is in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025- 2017 where risk assessment issues came to the fore including the risk of «statistical assumptions»...

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Afonskiy, AlexanderBorovskaya M.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
Several days prior to World Metrology Day, on May 15-17, on VDNH there was 15th Moscow International Innovation Forum and Exhibition «Precision measurements — The basis of quality and safety» held. This is the most important event for all metrologists and those who connected life with this science and its development. Evolution of the International System of Units became the crucial topic of discussion at this year event. Find more details in the present review.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
Recently calibration measuring task attracts the increasing attention of metrologists, not only because in practice calibration is made in accordance with the methods of measuring instruments verification or it is limited by the protocol of their joint measurements with the standard use. There are some other circumstances existing. Thus, as an example, calibration laboratories force to calibrate measuring instruments according to the international guidelines that in fact do not guarantee the main purchase achievement of the Federal Law «On Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurement» which is to protect the rights and legal interests of citizens, organizations and the state from unreliable measurement results… Find more details in the article written by Professor S. Levin.

Author(s):  Isaev L.Kalinin M.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #1
As you know among seven main SI units the most vulnerable is kilogram since it’s a physical object made by humans and it can be destroyed or damaged. The definitions of ampere, mole, and candela depend on the kilogram definition. Over the past hundred years of comparisons the stability of the kilogram prototype nominal value in comparison to the national standards demonstrated their masses discrepancy by 50 μg. How this problem has been solved you will learn from the present article.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #5
According to the Federal Law «On ensuring the uniformity of measurements » any measuring instrument type must be approved by means of control tests for further application in the state regulation field. Such tests should confirm the specified accuracy and the interval between verification processes. Verification methods should be also tested. For the type approval testing the identification of standardized metrological characteristics is considered the most important, and approbation is more often limited to checking the possibility of verification operations. But in fact the situation can be quite different. For more details read the present article written by Professor Levin S.F.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Targets of measurement tasks form the definition of «uncertainty». At the moment the revision of Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM) keeps more broaden interpretation of this term but anyway the problems of uncertainty conception, model structure and definitional uncertainty, are still considered open and require more attentive investigation. Professor Levin S. shares his point of view upon this problem in his new article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
Several days prior to World Metrology Day, on May 15-17, on VDNH there was 14th Moscow International Innovation Forum and Exhibition «Precision measurements — The basis of quality and safety» held. This is the most important event for all metrologists and those who connected life with this science and its development. Constant evolution of the International System of Units is not only the theme of World Metrology Day but also one of the key topics discussed within the Forum.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
The main target of Federal Law 102 dated from June 26, 2008 «On ensuring uniformity of measurements» is to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, society and the government from the negative consequences of inadequate measurement results. Therefore there should be certain procedures controlling the measurements. Professor S. Levin dedicated the present article to the statistical procedure of control at high-precision measurements

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
The experiences made starting from 1986 up to 2014 showed that the estimations of the fundamental gravitational constant «G» have got different results. That could happen due to the incorrect confidential intervals taken which caused the discrepancy between the estimations. Further on such estimation discrepancy was called «metrological and scientific deadlock». Professor Levin S. suggests to take a closer look at this problem in the present article.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #1
Practicing metrologists often do not have enough examples of the reference documents use to solve their measurement tasks. One of such tasks is the calibration of measuring devices. The difficulty is caused by National State Standard 8.820–2013 which equaled different accuracy standards like uncertainty of measurement, precision and inaccuracy. In practice the same measuring methods may bring to various calibration results. In the present article professor Levin S. suggests three different solutions for one measurement task.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #6
This year on April 19 there came Government resolution ¹737 «Concerning the confirmation of the Strategy to assure the measurement uniformity in Russian Federation up to 2025». As a result Federal Service for Accreditation set the requirement for the calibration laboratories to express the measurement capabilities through «uncertainty» when forming the accreditation scopes. The present article describes the influence it may cause to the measurement results and the possible problems that may appear when calculating the inaccuracy to uncertainty…

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1KIPiS 2017 #2
Nothing characterizes the science more than its terminology. And at the same nothing causes so many discussions like terms and definitions. In fact incorrect definitions in the metrology lead to the incorrect determination of the measurement task sometimes resulting in the wrong and nonsense method choice to solve this task. More details concerning this problem you will find within the present article written by Professor S. Levin.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #6
Test procedures of measuring instruments consider the meeting of a set of conditions and terms as well as the parameters selection. Read the present article to know about the particular problems that can be faced while checking the measuring instrument compliance, how to solve this measurement task and also how to ensure the correctness of the test results.

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Borovskaya M.
Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #3
As usual May is marked with the outstanding event in the metrology world — 12th Moscow International Innovative Forum «Precision Measurements — The Basis of Quality and Safety» which was held on May 17-19. Within the Forum all of the visitors had a chance to attend 5 (!) exhibitions in one pavilion and also The First all-Russian Congress of Metrologists and Instrument Engineers. Find more details and learn what the leading specialists consider the crucial to solve the most important metrology questions.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #3
At the moment there are lots of discussions and disagreements resulting from the measurement uncertainty and terms connected herewith. There is opinion that Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) contains rather contradictory assertions that may bring much confusion. Read the present article to find more details about the measurement uncertainty issue and the related questions.

Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #3
Message from Stephen Patoray, Director of the BIML to World Metrology Day 2016

Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #3
When we reflect on the rapid pace of change in the 21st century, we may say that «the only thing that is constant is change itself». The needs for metrology, and how these needs are met, are no exceptions; it is a challenge to bring the benefits of a stable and accurate measurement system to a dynamic world. We all need dynamic people in dynamic organisations to address the challenges of measurement in a dynamic world.

Issue:  KIPiS 2015 #3

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2014 #3KIPiS 2014 #4
In this article you will find very interesting facts about the beginning of space research as well as about those who were the originators in this sphere.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2013 #3KIPiS 2013 #4
«The catastrophical phenomenon of 1985-1986» was unprecedented because of numerous waivers from the use of aviation, space, missile, nuclear power and other types of complex equipment which operation requires measuring control systems based on computers with special software installed. According to the research one of the reasons for such catastrophical phenomenon was errors of measurement, static evaluation as well as the mathematical models of the objects implemented with the calculation programs. Find more details in the article written by D.Eng., Professor Levin S.F.

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#4 August 2019
KIPiS 2019 #4
Topic of the issue:
Modern instrumentation