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TitleDetermination of volumes of mass standards by weighings in air
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsClarkson, M.T., Davis R.S., Sutton C.M., and Coarasa J.
Pagination17 - 23
Date Published2001
ISSN00261394 (ISSN)
KeywordsAir density, Density measurement (specific gravity), Equations of state, Hydrostatic weighing methods, Mass standards, Temperature control, Uncertain systems, Volume fraction, Volume measurement
AbstractA method is described to determine the volume of a mass standard from weights made in air of differing density against a reference volume artefact. Standard uncertainties in volume of 2 parts in 105 (at 1 kg) or better are readily achievable with this method, using adequate measuring facilities. The advantages of the method are that volume determination and mass calibration may be carried out simultaneously and that the mass standard is subjected to a variation in air density of only ±5% or less, compared with conventional hydrostatic weighing methods where the mass standard is immersed in water. Examples are presented of the use of the method for confirming values assigned to mass standards and for full volume determination, together with uncertainty calculations.

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