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NABL 122-01

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD


FOR TESTING AND CALIBRATION
LABORATORIES

SPECIFIC CRITERIA
for CALIBRATION
LABORATORIES
IN MECHANICAL DISCIPLINE:
Dimensional Metrology
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1 General Requirement
1.1 Scope 3
1.2 Calibration Measurement Capability(CMC) 3
1.3 Personnel, Qualification and Training 3-4
1.4 Accommodation and Environmental Conditions 4-6
1.5 Special Requirements of Laboratory 6
1.6 Safety Precautions 6
1.7 Other Important Points 6
1.8 Proficiency Testing 6
2 Specific Requirements – Calibration – Liner Measurement
2.1 Scope 7-10
2.2 National/ International Standards, References and Guidelines 11
2.3 Metrological Requirements 13
2.4 Terms, Definitions and Application 14-15
2.5 Selection of Reference Standard 15-29
2.6 Calibration Interval 29
2.7 Legal Aspects 30
2.8 Environmental Condition 30
2.9 Calibration Methods 30
2.10 Calibration Procedure 30-34
2.11 Measurement Uncertainty 34
2.12 Evaluation of CMC 34
2.13 Sample Scope 36
2.14 Key Points 36

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1. General Requirement:

 The purpose of this document is to specify requirements with which a laboratory has to operate and
demonstrate its competency to carry out calibration in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025.

 To achieve uniformity between the laboratories, assessors and assessment process in terms of
maximum permissible error, CMC, measurement uncertainty etc in line with National/International
standards.

 To achieve uniformity in selection of equipment’s, calibration methods, maintaining required


environmental conditions, personnel with relevant qualification and experience.

1.1 Scope

This specific criteria lays down the specific requirements in Dimensional calibration under Mechanical
discipline. This part of the document thus amplifies the specific requirements for dimensional
calibration and supplements the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

1.2 Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)

1.2.1 CMC is one of the parameters that is used by NABL to define the scope of an accredited
calibration laboratory, the others being parameter/quantity measured, standard/master used,
calibration method used and measurement range. The CMC is expressed as “the smallest
uncertainty that a laboratory can achieve when calibrating the best existing device”. It is an
expanded uncertainty estimated at a confidence level of approximately 95% corresponding to
a coverage factor k=2.

1.2.2 For evaluation of CMC laboratories shall follow NABL 143 - Policy on Calibration and
Measurement Capability (CMC) and Uncertainty in Calibration.

1.3 Personnel, Qualification and Training


1.3.1 Technical Personnel:
1.3.1.1 Qualification required for carrying out calibration activity:

The following are the specific requirements. However, qualification and experience
will not be the only criteria for the required activity. They have to prove their skill,
knowledge and competency in their specific field of calibration activity.

a) B.E / B.Tech or M.Sc. (having Physics as one of the subject) degree with 3
months experience in Basics of Dimensional Metrology.

b) B.Sc (with Physics as one of the subject) or Diploma with 6 months experience
in Basics of Dimensional Metrology.

c) ITI with 1 year of experience in Basics of Dimensional Metrology.

1.3.1.2 Training and experience required:

a) Training may be external / internal depending on the expertise available in the


field.

b) Training in Dimensional Metrology and in Uncertainty Measurements, CMC


including statistical analysis for Technical Manager.

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c) Experience and competence in Dimensional Metrology.

d) Sufficient knowledge about handling of reference equipment, maintenance,


traceability, calibration procedure and effect of environmental conditions on the
results of calibration.

e) During training calibration activity should be done under supervision.

1.3.2 Authorized Signatory:


1.3.2.1 Qualification required for interpretation of results and signing the calibration
certificates:

The following are only guidelines. However, qualification and experience will not be
the only criteria for the required activity. They have to prove their skill, knowledge
and competency in analysis and interpretation of calibration results.

a) B.E / B.Tech or M.Sc. (with having Physics as one of the subject) degree with 6
months experience in Dimensional Metrology.

b) B.Sc. (with Physics as one of the subject) or Diploma with 1 year experience in
Dimensional Metrology.

1.3.2.2 Training and experience required:

a) Training may be external / internal depending on the expertise available in the


field.

b) Training, Experience and Competence in Dimensional Metrology and Training


in Uncertainty Measurements, CMC including statistical analysis for Technical
Manager.

c) Sufficient knowledge and competence in effective implementation of ISO/IEC


17025, specific criteria and NABL guidelines.

d) Competency in reviewing of results, giving opinion and interpretations.

e) During training the relevant activity has to be done under supervision.

1.4 Accommodation and Environmental Conditions

A Laboratory may be offering calibration services under different categories:


i. Permanent laboratory service
ii. Onsite service
iii. Mobile service

The above category of laboratories may provide following types of services.

a) Service that intended primarily for working standards, reference standard / reference equipments
which are further used for calibration purposes or high accuracy measurements which requires high
degree of accuracy and better CMC.

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b) Service that intended primarily for calibration and adjustment of test, measurement and diagnostic
equipments to use in such areas as product testing, manufacturing and servicing.

Accommodation and environmental conditions adversely affect the results of calibration and
measurement accuracy unless they are controlled and monitored. Hence, they play a very important
role.

The influencing parameters may be one or more of the following i. e. temperature, relative humidity,
atmospheric pressure, vibration, acoustic noise, dust particle, air currents/draft, illumination(wherever
applicable), voltage fluctuations, electrical earthing and direct sunlight etc., depending on the nature of
calibration services provided. The variables described above can play a major factor on calibration
results.

The main difference between the permanent laboratory, onsite and mobile calibration services has to
do with environmental conditions only. Since the onsite calibration relies on where the service is
provided, it affects the results of calibration (refer NABL 130).

The laboratories are advised to follow the requirement of accommodation and environment depending
on the types of services provided as recommended:

 By the manufacturers of the reference equipment


 By the manufacturers of the Unit under calibration
 As specified in the National/ International Standards or guidelines followed for the calibration.

The environmental monitoring equipments used should also meet the requirement of manufacturers’
recommendations and specifications as per the relevant standards followed.

If, accommodation and environmental conditions are not specified either by manufacturer or by
National/International standards / guidelines, the laboratory shall follow the below recommendations.

1.4.1. Vibration

The calibration area shall be free from vibrations generated by central air-conditioning plants,
vehicular traffic and other sources to ensure consistent and uniform operational conditions. The
laboratory shall take all special/ protective precautions like mounting of sensitive apparatus on
vibration free tables and pillars etc., isolated from the floor, if necessary.

1.4.2. Acoustic Noise

Acoustic noise level in the laboratory shall be maintained to facilitate proper performance of
calibration work. Noise level shall be maintained less than 60 dBA, wherever it affects
adversely the required accuracy of measurement.

1.4.3. Illumination

The calibration area shall have adequate level of illumination. Where permissible, fluorescent
lighting is preferred to avoid localized heating and temperature drift. The recommended level of
illumination is 250-500 lux on the working table.

1.4.4. Environmental Conditions and Monitoring

The environmental conditions for the activity of the laboratory shall be such as not to adversely
affect the required accuracy of measurement. Facilities shall be provided whenever necessary

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for recording temperature, pressure and humidity values prevailing during calibration. The
atmospheric conditions maintained in the laboratory during calibration shall be reported in the
calibration report/ certificate.

1.5 Special Requirements of Laboratory

1.5.1. The calibration laboratory shall make arrangements for regulated and uninterrupted power
supply of proper rating. The recommended voltage regulation level is  2% or better, and
Frequency variation  2.5 Hz or better on the calibration bench.

1.5.2. The reference standards shall be maintained at temperatures specified for their maintenance on
order to ensure their conformance to the required level of operation.

1.5.3. The laboratory shall take adequate measures against dust and external air pressure.

1.6 Safety Precautions

1.6.1. Relevant fire extinguishing equipment for possible fire hazards shall be available in the
corridors or convenient places in the laboratory. Adequate safety measures against electrical,
chemical fire hazards must be available at the work place. Laboratory rooms/ areas where
highly inflammable materials are used/ stored shall be identified. Access to the relevant fire
equipment shall be assured near these rooms/ areas.

1.6.2. Specification SP 31- 1986, a special publication in the form of a wall chart, giving the
method of treatment in case of electric shock, should be followed. The chart shall be placed
near the power supply switchgear and at other prominent places as prescribed under Indian
Electricity Rules 1956.

1.6.3. Effective mains earthing shall be provided in accordance with relevant specification IS:
3043. This shall be periodically checked to ensure proper contact with earth rod.

1.7 Other Important Points

1.7.1. Entry to the Calibration Area: As far as possible, only the staff engaged in the calibration
activity shall be permitted entry inside the calibration area.

1.7.2. Space in Calibration Area: The calibration Laboratory shall ensure adequate space for
calibration activity without adversely effecting the results.

1.8 Proficiency Testing

To give further assurance to the accuracy or Uncertainty of measurements, a laboratory will be


required to participate, from time to time, in Proficiency Testing Program. The laboratory shall remain
prepared to participate in the Proficiency Testing Program through inter-laboratory, inter-comparison
schemes wherever it is technically feasible. (Ref. NABL 162, 163 and 164 for further details)

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2. Specific Requirements – Calibration - Linear Measurements

2.1. Scope: Calibration- Linear Measurements:

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility


1 Vernier & Digital Calipers  (Above 1m 
2.1.1 Linear - Measuring Instruments

length)

External Micrometers, Depth


2 Micrometers, Micrometer Head,  X 
Micrometer Setting Pieces

Bench Micrometer & Micrometer


3  X 
Head
4 Bore Gauges  X 
5 Stick Micrometers  X 
6 Tripoint Internal Micrometers  X 
7 Depth Gauges  X 
8 Dial Gauge  X 
9 Steel Scales & Line Standards,  X 
10 Measuring Tape, Pie-Tape  X 
11 Extensometer   X

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
2.1.2 Linear – Reference (Measuring)

Gauge Block Comparators 1 $  X


Metroscope/ Universal Length
2 $  X
Measuring Machine (ULM)
3 Length Measuring Machine $  X
Equipments

Universal Measuring Microscope


4   X
(UMM)
5 Profile Projector $  X
6 Bore Comparator   X
7 Dial Gauge Calibrator   
8 Floating carriage Micrometer   X
$
9 Coordinate Measuring Machines   X
10 Laser Interferometer  X X
11 Flatness Interferometer  X X
$ - Permanent facility for their internal use only and not meant for external customer.

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Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
1 Straight Edges   *
2 Engineers Parallels   *
3 Surface Plate (Cast Iron)   *
2.1.3 Linear - Measuring Aids

4 Surface Plate (Granite)   *


Angle Plates, Right Angle & Box
5   *
Angle Plates
6 Engineers Square   *
7 Granite Squares   *
8 Cylindrical Square   *
V-Block, Welded V- Blocks,
9   *
Universal And Elongated V-Blocks,
10 Test Mandrels (Straight)  X X
11 Test Mandrels (Taper)  X X
12 Bench Centre   *
13 Vernier Height Gauge   
*Size of DUC is subject to facility available at Mobile Facility

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
1 Gauge Blocks  X X1
2.1.4 Linear & Form – Reference Equipment

2 Gauge Block Accessories  X X


3 Long Gauge Blocks, Length Bar  X X
4 Step Gauges  X X
5 Caliper Checker, Check Master  X X
6 Height Setting Micrometers   
7 Electronic Height Gauges   
8 Height Master   
9 Raiser Blocks   
10 Cylindrical Setting Standards  X X
Roundness Master S (Hemi-Sphere,
11 Magnification Standard, Master  X X
Cylinder, Optical Flat)
Surface Roughness Masters
12  X X
(Surface Masters, Depth Standard)
13 Radius Standard/ Contour Master  X X
Glass Scale, Graticule And Glass
14  X X
Grid

X1: Gauge Block calibration needs stringent environmental control, leveled surface and vibration free
environment. The Gauge Block calibrator should not be subjected to shocks during transit. Hence,
recommending for mobile calibration facility may be difficult.

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Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
1 Angle Gauges  X X
2.1.5 Angle Measuring Devices

2 Bevel Protractors  X X
3 Combination Set  X X
4 Sine Centre, Sine Bar & Sine Table  X X
5 Spirit Levels, Frame Level  X X
6 Electronic Level  X X
7 Inclinometer  X X
8 Clinometers  X X
9 Auto Collimator,  X X
10 Polygon Mirrors, Prisms  X X
11 Rotary Table, Index Table  X X
12 Rotary Calibrator  X X

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
2.1.6 Surface Topography Measuring Devices

Surface Roughness Masters, Depth


1  X X
Masters
Radius Standards, Master Sphere
2  X X
For CMM
3 Optical Flats, Optical Parallels  X X
4 Hemi-Sphere (Roundness Master)  X X
Magnification Master (Flick
5  X X
Standard)
Master Cylinder, Cylindrical
6  X X
Square
7 Roughness Tester-Portable   X
8 Roughness Tester-Stand Alone   X
9 Contour Profiler   X
10 Roundness Tester   X
11 Form Tester   X

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
1 Setting Master Plug Gauges  X X


2.1.7 Gauges

2 Plug Gauges X X

3 Setting Master Ring Gauges  X X

4 Ring Gauges  X X
X
5 Snap Gauges  X
X
6 Taper Gauges  X

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X
7 Thread Plug Gauges  X

8 Thread Ring Gauges  X X

9 Screw Pitch Gauges  X X

10 Form Gauges  X X

11 Radius Gauges  X X

12 Feeler Gauges  X X
X
13 Plated Wire Gauges  X

 X
14 Indicating Gauges X

15 Air Gauges  X X

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility

1 Test Sieves  X X
2.1.8 Miscellaneous

2 Gears, Master Gears  X X

3 Gear Testing Equipments   X

4 Involute & Lead Masters  X X

5 CNC Machine Tools $  X

$ - Permanent facility for their internal use only and not meant for external customer

Permanent
Sl.No. Equipment On Site Mobile
Facility
2.1.9 Industrial Gauge and Template

Welding Fillet Gauge, Templates,


Vickers/Knoop/Rockwell Diamond
Cone Indenter/ Weld/ Hi-Lo Gauge,
Bridge Cam Gauge /Traverse Of
Cupping Machine /Limit
Gauges/CD Gauge/PCD Gauge /
1 Cube Mould/Welding Gauge/Width  X X
Gauge/ Paddle Gauge/Weld Fillet
Gauge/ Flakiness Gauge/
Elongation Gauge/ Receiver
Gauge/ Plain Work Piece/ Lever
Arm/ Master Connecting Rod/
Inspection JIG And Fixture/Moulds

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2.2. National/ International Standards, References and Guidelines
2.2.1. Linear Measuring Devices:
2.2.1. a - Measuring Instruments:
 IS: 3651 (Part I, II, and III) – Specification for Vernier Calipers.
 IS: 2092 - Specification for Plunger Type Dial Gauges.
 IS: 11498 - Specification for lever type dial gauges.
 IS: 2966 - Specification for internal Micrometers (including Stick Micrometers).
 IS: 2967 - Specification for External Micrometer.
 IS:13907- height setting micrometer and rising block
 IS: 1481 - Specification for Metric Steel Scales for Engineers.
 IS:1270 - Metric steel tape (winding type)
 IS:1269 Part I-Material measure of length, Part 1: Woven metallic and glass fibre tape
measures
 IS:12872 - Metallic materials- Verification of Extensometers used in uniaxial testing
 IS:15372 - Measurement of Roundness-Terms, definitions and parameters of roundness
 IS: 4213 - Engineering Metrology – Vernier depth gauges up to 300 mm: Specifications.
 IS: 15374 - Engineering Metrology –Methods for the assessment of departure from
roundness-measurement by two and three point.

2.2.1. b - Master Equipments:


 IS15635/ ISO10360-2- Performance assessment of coordinate measuring machines
 Euramet Cg-2- Calibration of gauge block comparators
 ISO 10936-1 Optical and optical instruments –operation microscopes- part-1
requirements and test methods

2.2.1. c- Measuring Aids:


 IS: 2063/ ISO 230 Part 1- Test Code for Machine Tools – Geometric Accuracy of
Machines Operating under no Load or Finishing Conditions
 IS: 2285 - Engineering Metrology – Measuring Equipment – Cast Iron Surface Plates –
Specification.
 IS: 7327 - Engineering Metrology – Measuring Equipment – Granite Surface Plates –
Specification.
 IS: 2554 - Specification for Cast Iron Angle Plates.
 IS: 6232 - Specification for Cast Iron Box Angle Plates.
 IS: 2103 - Specification for Engineer’s Squares.
 IS: 2220 - Engineering Metrology – Steel Straight edges : Specifications.
 IS: 4241 - Engineering Metrology – Engineer’s Parallels – Specification.
 IS: 6952 - Engineering Metrology – Cylindrical squares
 IS: 6973 - Engineering Metrology- Precision Angle plates
 IS: 2949 -Engineering Metrology – Plain V-Blocks for inspection purposes –
Specification.
 IS: 4492 - Engineering Metrology -Welded V-blocks (Diameter Range 300 to 2000
mm)

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 IS: 4960 - Engineering Metrology- Universal and elongated type V-Blocks
 IS: 6232 - Engineering Metrology- Cast Iron Box Angle Plates

2.2.1. d - Reference Masters:


 IS: 2984 - Specification for Gauge Blocks.
 ISO 3650 - Gauge Blocks
 IS: 2921 - Specification for Vernier Height Gauges.
 IS: 9483 - Measuring instruments-micrometer head
 IS:7014 - Engineering Metrology – Length Bars
 IS:4440 - Engineering Metrology – Precision Equipment - Gauge Block Accessories

2.2.1. e - Angle Measuring Devices:


 IS:4239 - Engineering Metrology – Mechanical Bevel Protractors
 IS:5939 - Engineering Metrology – Single Angle Sine Tables
 IS:5359 - Engineering Metrology – Sine Bars
 IS: 5979 - Engineering Metrology – Sine centres
 IS:5706 - Optical instruments - Spirit levels for use in precision engineering

2.2.1. f - Surface Topography Measuring Devices:


 IS:10707 -Instrument for measurement of surface roughness by profile methods
 IS:3510 - Engineering Metrology – Toolmaker’s Flats

2.2.1. g - Gauges:
 IS: 3455 - Gauging Practice for Plain Work pieces.
 IS:7876 - Engineering Metrology - Gauge allowances and manufacturing tolerances for
plain gauges for outside measurements for ISO fit sizes (nominal size up to 500 mm)
 IS:3485 - Engineering Metrology - Plain and Master Setting Ring Gauges (Size Range
from 1 up to and Including 315 mm)
 IS: 3477 - Engineering Metrology – ‘Go’, ‘No Go’ Snap gauges
 IS: 8023 - Gauges – Single ended Progressive type plate snap gauges (up to 160 mm):
Specification.
 IS: 9529 - Engineering Metrology - Taper Plug Gauges and Taper Ring Gauges to
Check Taper Bore of Gauge Handles and Taper Shanks of Gauging Members
 IS: 5273 - Specification for Radius Gauges.
 IS: 3179 -Engineering Metrology – Feeler Gauges.

2.2.1. h - Miscellaneous:
 IS 460 (Part I, II and III) – Specification for Test Sieves.

Note: This technical requirement is based on the above mentioned guideline. Lab may follow
any relevant standard, however care shall be taken to follow the requirements in totality.

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2.3. Metrological Requirements

This is to provide general guidelines for laboratories performing calibration in Dimensional


metrology which needs to ensure the followings:

2.3.1 Provision of satisfactory accommodation and environmental conditions.


2.3.2 Lighting shall be adequate for the purpose. Care must be taken to ensure that the local
heating by bench lighting does not result in calibration errors.
2.3.3 Good regulation of the voltage of the electrical supply is necessary.
2.3.4 Hand gloves shall be used to avoid heat transfer to Reference equipment or UUC during
Calibration. Otherwise, it may drastically affect the results.

2.3.5 Other Important Points

2.3.5.1 In dimension, scope to be recommended only for the better resolution for the same
equipment (master) and range. Coarser resolution for same equipment and range need
not be to be specified in the scope. However, uncertainty to be reported taking in to
account of Resolution of the UUC , Type of the scale (analogue, digital, vernier) and
the method adopted for the scale reading.

2.3.5.2 Height Gauge (Analog and Electronic) and Vernier caliper & micrometer (above 1m
length) can be calibrated both at lab and site, in case of site calibration, temperature
condition is to be maintained as 20±2°C.

2.3.5.3 Calibration of steel scale can be done by using profile projector. However length of
steel scale being calibrated depends on the available plate size of the profile projector.

Comparison with Vernier caliper is not recommended.

2.3.5.4 Calibration of measuring tape can be done by using tape measuring machine or any
other equipment with magnifying facility and tension adjustment unit. Range for tape
to be specified in the scope instead of any length.

2.3.5.5 Calibration of surface plate can be allowed with master equipment having Sensitivity
10 µm/m or better and the CMC to be demonstrated for a particular grade and size of
surface plate. Size to be specified for surface plate instead of any length.

2.3.5.6 Calibration of master / reference ring gauges, setting master using bore gauge is not
acceptable. However, for limit gauges (for class 8 of IT grade and above) bore gauges
can also be used subject to satisfactory TUR.

2.3.5.7 Calibration of surface roughness specimen (with specified value) using surface
roughness tester and vice versa shall not be allowed.

2.3.5.8 Calibration of Viscosity Flow cup cannot be considered under Dimensional


metrology.

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2.4. Terms & Definitions:

Metrology
 Science of calibrating and using physical measurement equipment to qualify the physical
size of or distance from any given object.

Gauge Blocks (Gauge Blocks)


 Standards for producing precision lengths. The individual gauge block is a metal or a
ceramic block that has been precision ground lapped to a specific thickness to be precisely
flat and parallel.

Auto Collimator
 An optical instrument for non contact measurement of angles.

Standard Gauges
 Made to the nominal size of the part to be tested and have the measuring member equal in
size to the mean permissible dimension of the part to be checked. A standard gauge should
mate with some snugness.

Limit Gauges
 These are made to the limit sizes of the work to be measured. One of the sides or ends of the
gauge is made to the maximum and the other end to the minimum permissible size known by
‘Go’ & ‘No Go’ gauges. The function of the limit gauges is to determine whether the actual
dimensions of the work are within or outside the specified limits.

Plug Gauges (Hole gauge)


 Used for checking many different shapes and sizes. There are plug gauges for straight
cylindrical, taper, threaded square and splined holes.

Ring gauges
 Used to test external diameters.

Taper gauges
 Used to gauge the diameter of the taper at some point. They are made in both plug and ring
styles.

Snap gauges
 Used for checking external dimensions. They may be solid and progressive or adjustable or
double ended.

Thread gauges
 Used to check the pitch diameter of the thread. For checking internal threads plug thread
gauges are used, while checking external threads ring thread gauges are used.

Form gauges
 These are used for checking contour of a profile or work piece or conformance to certain
shape or form specifications.

Screw Pitch gauges


 Used for checking pitch of the screw threads.

Radius & Fillet gauges

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 Used to check the radius of curvature of convex and concave surfaces.

Feeler Gauges
 These are used to check the clearances between mating surfaces.

Plate and wire gauges


 Plate gauges are used for checking thickness of sheet metals and wire gauge is used for
checking wire diameters.

Air gauges
 Used to measure inside characteristic of a hole by means of compressed air.

2.5. Selection of Reference Masters and Standards for Dimension


2.5.1. Linear Measuring Devices
2.5.1. a - Measuring Instruments

Relevant Recommended Master


Sl. Recommended
Equipment/ DUC Standards/ equipment used for
No. Parameters to measure
Guidelines calibration
Error-External Jaws
Error-Internal Jaws Gauge Blocks / Length
Error-Depth bars/ LMM/ Caliper
Calipers Vernier IS: 3651
Parallelism of Ext Jaws Checker
Up to 1000mm Part1
Parallelism of Int. Jaws Gauge Blocks
Repeatability of dial if Micrometer, Slip gauge
present accessories

Error-External Jaws
Error-Internal Jaws Gauge Blocks / Length
Error-Depth bars/ LMM/ Caliper
Calipers Vernier IS: 3651
1 Parallelism of Ext Jaws Checker
Up to 500mm Part2
Parallelism of Int. Jaws Gauge Blocks
Repeatability of dial if Micrometer, Slip gauge
present accessories

Error-External Jaws
Gauge Blocks / Length
Error-Internal Jaws
Calipers Vernier bars/ LMM
Parallelism of Ext Jaws
Above 1000mm Up to IS: 3651 Gauge Blocks/ Length
Parallelism of Int. Jaws
4000mm Part3 bars/ LMM
Repeatability of dial if
Micrometer, Slip gauge
present
accessories
Hysteresis
Repeatability
Accuracy (total error
IS: 2092
Dial indicators-plunger band) over any
2 . Dial Calibration Tester/
1/10 rev
Micrometer Head/
1 rev, 2 rev.
Gauge Blocks / ULM
Up to 10 rev

Hysteresis
Repeatability Dial Calibration Tester/
3 Dial indicators-Lever IS: 11498 Accuracy (total error Micrometer Head, surface
band) over any plate & Gauge Blocks /
0.1mm ULM

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half rev
Total

ULM/ Inside micrometer


Micrometer screw error
Internal micrometers checker/ V block, Dial
Error in length of each
4 Stick Micrometers IS:2966 gauge, Gauge Block,
extension rod When
Vertical Comparator
thimble reads zero
Gauge Block set,
Micrometer Screw Error
External Micrometers- Micrometer Checker
IS: 2967 (Error of Measurement)
5 Optical Flat
Flatness of anvils
Set of 4 Optical Parallels
Parallelism of anvils
Micrometer screw error
Flatness of Reference
face Depth gauge Master/
6 Depth Micrometer BS:6468 Error in length of each Gauge Blocks
extension rod when V-Block & Surface Plate
thimble reads zero

ULM/ Gauge Blocks &


Deviation of Traverse
Micrometer Head, Electronic Comparator /
7 IS: 9483 over 25mm
Optical Flat
Flatness of Anvil
Gauge Blocks Surface
Micrometer setting
Parallelism Plate & Electronic
Rods -
Gauge Length Comparator
A. Flat ended
8
Gauge Blocks, Surface
Micrometer setting
Plate & Electronic
Rods - Gauge Length
Comparator/LMM
B. Round ended
Deviation from nominal
length between
 end face to first
graduation line
 any two adjacent
mm scale marks Scale Measuring
(Excluding 1st mm Equipment with Optical
scale mark) Viewing/ sensing with
 any two adjacent magnifying facility
Metric Steel Scales
centimeter scale
Upto 2000m/ IS: 1481
9 marks (Excluding Profile Projector (Upto
1st cm scale mark) Plate length) / UMM
Shrinkage Scale
 any two adjacent
decimeter scale Note: comparison with
marks (Excluding vernier caliper is not
1st dm scale mark) recommended
 end face to 1000mm
graduation line
 end face to 2000mm
graduation line

Deviation from nominal Tape Measuring


length between Equipment with Optical
Metric Steel Tapes IS: 1269
10  outer edge of ring/ Viewing/ sensing with
1,2,10,15,20,30 & 50m
latch to first magnifying & tension
graduation line in adjustment facility.

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push condition
 inner edge of ring/
latch to first
graduation line in
pull condition
 end face to first
graduation line
 any two adjacent
millimeter
graduation lines
 any two adjacent
centimeter
graduation lines
 any two adjacent
decimeter
graduation lines
 any two adjacent
meter graduation
lines
 end face to any
metre graduation
line

Profile Projector Or
Length Measuring
-Deviation from nominal Machine Or
Woven metallic &
IS:1269 Part I at suitable intervals Tape Measuring
11 glass fiber tape
-Chord length at catenary Equipment with Optical
Measuring Tape (steel)
correction Viewing/sensing
With tension attachment

-Calibration of Vernier
Scale (Diameter Scale)
-Calibration of Main
Profile Projector Or
Scale (Diameter Scale)
Length Measuring
-Calibration of Vernier
Machine Or
12 Pie-Tape ----- Scale (Circumferential
Tape Measuring
Scale)
Equipment with Optical
-Calibration of Main
Viewing/sensing
Scale (Circumferential
Scale)

-Relative Bias Error


before Gain Correction
-Relative Bias Error after
Gain Correction for
increase in length Digital Height Gauge
Extensometer,
13 IS:12872 -Gain Correction for Profile Projector
Class 0.5, 1, & 2
decrease in length
-Relative gauge length
error
Drift of DRO

ULM / Dial Calibration


14 Bore Gauges (2-point) JIS B 7515 Transmission
Tester

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Bore Comparator/
Transmission/ Set of Ring Gauges (min 3
15 3 Anvil Micrometer, 3 -----
Micrometer Error rings to cover the range)
Anvil Intramike
Measuring Error at 5 to 8
places along working
Gauge Blocks / Step
Vernier Height Gauge length
Gauge / Elec. comparator/
Upto 1000mm Parallelism of scriber to
Caliper Checker
base
16 IS: 2921 Elec. Comparator &
Squareness of movement
Surface Plate
Electronic Height to the base (only for 2D
Squareness tester/ Granite/
Gauge Electronic Height
Cylindrical Square
Gauge)

Error at 5 to 8 places
along working length
Flatness of reference face Gauge Blocks
Vernier Depth Gauge
17 IS:4213 Parallelism between the
Upto 300 mm
beam measuring face and V-Block & Dial Indicator
reference face

18 Dial Thickness Gauge - Length Gauge Block (0 Grade)

Laboratory shall follow the requirements of NABL 141 for the selection of reference master and
equipments for “Test Uncertainty Ratio (TUR)”.

2.5.1. b - Measuring Equipment

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used


No. Standards/ measured for calibration
Guidelines
1 a. Profile Projector Relevant Mandatory Parameters: Linear - Glass scale/Gauge
standards & Magnification Block, Laser
guidelines, Position (Linear) Interferometer.
JIS B 7184 Angle
Magnification: Gauge
Block and Digital Caliper
b. Video Measuring Linear and Angular
Machine Angle: Angular Graticule
(Protractor)/ Angle Gauges

2 Microscope ISO 10936-1 Axis movement Glass Scale/Gauge Block


Magnification
3 Co-Ordinate Measuring IS15635/ Probing Error (MPEP) Test Sphere
Machines(CMM) ISO10360 Scanning Probing Error Step gauge, Gauge Blocks/
(Tij) Length Ball bar
Measuring Error (MPEE)
4 Gauge Block Euramet Cg-2 Error in Length Reference Gauge Blocks
Comparators Measurement
-Differences of central
length lc

-Difference of central
length of pair

-Deviations fo and fu

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from the central length.

Sensitivity / Hysteresis

5 Laser Interferometer Relevant -Wave length Iodine Stabilized Laser &


standards & -Air Temperature Equipment suitable for
guidelines - Pressure measurement of Air
- Humidity temperature, pressure and
OR humidity
Length Measuring error OR
of Basic laser, with Laser Interferometer with
Environmental related sensors and
Compensation unit and Environmental
with Environmental Compensation unit
Compensation unit and
material temperature
sensor.

6 Dial Gauge Calibrator Drum Accuracy Gauge Blocks &


Electronic Comparator

7 Length Measuring Length Measuring error Gauge Blocks/ Setting


Machine over entire range Rods/ Laser Interferometer

8 ULM Length Measuring error Gauge Blocks /


over entire range Laser Interferometer

9 Floating Carriage MOY/SCMI Overall Accuracy, Gauge Blocks &


Micrometer/ Diameter /9 Micrometer Head Error, Electronic Comparator/
Measuring Machine Alignment of centres to ULM, Surface Plate, Test
base, Mandrel, Electronic
Parallelism of Comparator
micrometer face to line
of centres

10 Flatness Interferometer Manufacture Flatness Reference (Transmission)


r’s Test Flat
Protocol

2.5.1. c - Measuring Aids

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used


No. Standards/ measured for calibration
Guidelines
1 Surface Plates – Cast IS: 2285 Flatness deviation of the -Dial indicator with
Iron working surface overall Robust stand and distance
Surface Plates – IS:7327 piece for small plates
Granite -Rigid Bridge with a flat
IS 12937 surface having relief in the
centre along with Precision
Flatness deviation of any level (sensitivity 10 µm/m
local area of 250x250 or better) / Autocollimator
mm of working surface -Comparator (Datum
Gauge) for local area/
Straight Edge (0 Grade)
and Gauge Block (0
Grade)
2 Straight Edges IS: 2220 Straightness of working Surface Plate & Dial
Grade 00, 0, 1,&2 IS: 12937 faces Indicator/

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Parallelism of working Precision Level/
face Autocollimator/
Laser Interferometer/
CMM
3 Engineer’s Parallels IS:4241 Thickness and width Surface Plate, Gauge
Grade 1 & 2 Variation in Thickness Block & Dial Indicator/
Parallelism Precision Level/
Equality of pairs Autocollimator/ Laser
Interferometer/ CMM
4 Engineer’s Square/ Tri IS:2103 Straightness of blade Surface Plate & Dial
Square, edge & Indicator/ CMM
Upto 1100 mm IS 12937
Grade A, B & C Parallelism of blade edge
Type 1, 2 & 3 & stock/ base Surface Plate & Dial
Indicator/CMM
Squareness of external
square Squareness tester/ Granite
Squareness of internal Square/ Cylindrical square,
square Gauge Block & Dial
Indicator/ CMM
5 Granite Square Based on Flatness of working faces Surface Plate & Dial
IS:2103 Squareness of working Indicator/ CMM
faces Squareness tester/ Granite
Square/ Cylindrical square
& Dial Indicator/ CMM

6 Cylindrical squares IS:6952 Squareness of cylindrical Squareness tester, Surface


Up to 750mm length surface to end faces Plate & Dial Indicator
Type A & B Straightness of cylinder Or
side Form tester
Flatness of end faces Or
CMM
7 Angle Plate, IS:2554 Flatness of working faces Precision level/ Surface
Size: 1 to 10 gauge set up (Surface
Grades: 1 & 2 Plate, Jacks & Dial
Indicator )
Précision Angle Plate, IS:6973
Size: 1 to 6 Parallelism of opposite Surface Plate & Dial
faces & edges Indicator

Squareness of exterior Squareness Tester/ Digital


faces over width (H) Height Gauge / Engineers
Squareness of end faces or cylindrical square with
with respect to exterior Dial Indicator
faces over total length CMM/ Gauge Block
(L)
8 Box Angle Plate, IS:6232 Flatness of working Precision level/ Surface
Size: 1 to 6 (exterior) faces gauge set up (Surface
Grades: 1 & 2 Plate, Jacks & Dial
Indicator )/ Straight Edge
& Gauge Blocks
Parallelism of opposite Surface Plate & Dial
working faces Indicator
Squareness of adjacent Squareness Tester/ Digital
faces over Height Gauge / Engineers
dimensionsMatched Pair or cylindrical square with
Dial Indicator
CMM/ Gauge Block

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9 Block Squares IS:4563 Flatness of working faces Precision level/ Surface
Types: Solid & Hallow Parallelism between gauge set up (Surface
working faces Plate, Jacks & Dial
Indicator )

Grades: 1 & 2 Squareness between Surface Plate & Dial


Size: 1 to 11 working faces Indicator
Squareness Tester/ Digital
Height Gauge / Engineers
or cylindrical square with
Dial Indicator
CMM

10 Plain V-Block IS:2949 Parallelism of axis of Surface Plate, Test


Type A1, A2, B1 & B2 Vee to base surfaces Mandrels & Dial Indicator
Or
Grade 0, 1 & 2 Parallelism of axis of CMM
Vee to side surfaces

Matching tolerance of V
axes above the base (for
matched pairs)
Height over Minimum &
Maximum Cylinders (for
matched pairs)
Symmetry of axis of Vee
to side surfaces

Squarness

11 Test Mandrels IS: 2063/ Variation in diameter Indicating Snap gauge/


(Straight) ISO 230-1 Total Runout comparator
40x150mm to Bench Centre & Dial
12x1600mm Indicator

12 Test Mandrels (Taper) IS: 2063/ Variation in diameter Indicating Snap gauge/
12x100mm to ISO 230-1 Total Runout comparator
50x500mm straight Position of Gauge Plane Bench Centre & Dial
portion Half Taper Angle Indicator
Roundness Sine Centre with surface
Straightness of taper plate, Gauge Blocks and
Datum step(where Dial Indicator/ CMM
applicable) Roundness Tester

13 Reference Discs Diameter at four ULM/ CMM


positions Roundness Tester/ Form
Roundness Tester

14 A. Coating Thickness Nil Coating Thickness Thickness Foil


Gauge
B. Foil Thickness Electronic Probe with
comparator stand/
Dial Gauge with LC.
0.1µm

C. Ultrasonic Thickness /Height Gauge Block and Long


Thickness Gauge Gauge Block

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15 Bench Centre IS 5980 Co-axiality Test Mandrel, Lever Dial
Parallesim of Axis of Gauge
Centres Or
CMM
16 Ball Bar & Master -- Linear displacement. ULM/ CMM
Center Distance

2.5.1. d - Reference Masters

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 Gauge Blocks IS: 2984 Gauge Length -Gauge Block Interferometer
Upto 100mm length Variation in Length for Gr K & 00
ISO 3650 Flatness -Gauge Block Comparator &
Grades: K, 00, 0,1 & 2 Bridge type Gauge Blocks
for others.

Referemce Grade of
Gauge Gauge
Block Block
Calibrated
Gr K Gr K
Gr K Gr 0
Gr K Gr 1
Gr K Gr 2
2 Gauge Blocks IS: 2984/ Gauge Length Electronic comparator &
Above 100mm / ISO 3650 Variation in Length Gauge Blocks/
Length Bars IS:7014 Flatness Length Measuring Machine/
CMM

3 Gauge Block IS:4440 Flatness Optical Flat/Measuring Pin


accessories Parallelism Surface Plate & Electronic
Comparator

4 Caliper Checker Pitch Block Accuracy Step Gauge/ Gauge Blocks


(Length) & CMM / Surface Plate &
Electronic Comparator
5 Height Master IS : 13907 Error (Micrometer Gauge Blocks
Screw) over its range – Surface plate
Pitch Block Accuracy Electronic Comparator
Error (Height Setting)
over entire range
Indexing error check
on micrometer drum
6 Check master Pitch Block Accuracy CMM
(Length) Or
Gauge block, Surface Plate
& Electronic Comparator
with Probe
Or
Gauge Block, Surface plate,
Dial gauge (lever type) &
Height gauge for holding.

7 Cylindrical Setting IS:4349 Diameter ULM/ Electronic comparator


Standards (Master) Variation in diameter & Gr 0 Gauge Blocks/

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Runout CMM
Bench centre

8 Raiser block IS : 13907 Mean height of raiser Electronic comparator &


blocks Gr 0 Gauge Blocks
9 Master cylinder Circularity Form Tester
Cylindricity
Straightness
10 a. Glass JIS B 7541 Error between Laser Interferometer
Scale/Pick graduation lines over
Glass Scale entire length.

b. Graticule and Universal Measuring


Glass Grid Microscope
OR
Laser Interferometer

c. Angle Angle Profile Projector/ Universal


Graticule Measuring Microscope (LC.
30'' or better)/ Laser
Interferometer

2.5.1. e - Angle Measuring Devices

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 Angle Gauges Error in angle Autocollimator & Precision
Rotary table/
Gauge Blocks Gr 1, Sine
Bar, Dial Indicator , Surface
Plate, combination of Sine
Bar & Slip Gauge set
2 Bevel Protractors IS:4239 Error of indication UMM with Precision
Type A, B, C & D Dividing Head /
Flatness of Blade Angle Gauges/ Profile
Projector/ CMM
Straightness of
working edges of blade
3 Sine Center IS: 5979 Centre distance Surface plate, Gauge Blocks
between rollers –Gr 1, Cylindrical Mandrel,
Parallelism of centre Taper Plug Gauge & Dial
axis to bottom contact Indicator
plane of rollers Or
Angular measurement CMM
at 15°,30°,45° Angle gauge blocks

4 Single angled Sine IS: 5939 Centre distance Surface plate, Gauge Blocks
table, IS: 5943 between rollers –Gr 1, Cylindrical Mandrel,
Size: 100 mm to 200 Parallelism of work Taper Plug Gauge & Dial
mm table top surface to Indicator
base Or
Angular measurement CMM
at 15°,30°,45° Angle gauge blocks

5 Sine Bar, IS:5359 Centre distance Surface plate, Gauge Blocks

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Size:100 mm to 500 between rollers –Gr 1, Cylindrical Mandrel,
mm Parallelism of working Taper Plug Gauge & Dial
surface to contact Indicator
surface Or
Angular measurement CMM
at 15°,30°,45° Angle gauge blocks
6 Combination Sets Based on Error in of Protractor Angle Gauge
IS: 4239 readings over entire Profile Projector
range Universal Measuring
Error in Square head Microscope
(Angles 90 & 45)
Error in Centre head
(Angles 90 & 45)

7 Inclinometer Error in of Scale Rotary Table & Angle gauge


readings over entire Block
range

8 Clinometers MOY/SCMI/3 Error in Bubble Electronic Level with Sine


6 Accuracy (reading) bar/ Tilt Table & Meter
Error in of Scale Bridge & Rotary Table
readings over entire
range

9 Auto Collimator Error in Auto Auto Collimator (Master)


Collimator readings Double Sided Plane Mirror
over entire range Metre Bridge
Precision Rotary Table

10 Spirit Level IS:5706 Bubble Accuracy Robust tilting Table/ Arm &
Type 1 (Flat) (Sensitivity) Electronic Level/
Type 2 (Vee) Consistency Autocollimator
Type 3 (Frame Level/ (Repeatability)
Block level) Flatness of Base Dial Indicator 0.001 &
Surface plate
Parallelism between Movable Stage & Dial
working surfaces Indicator 0.001/ Dial
including Vee Indicator 0.001, Surface
Perpendicularity plate, &Precision
between working Cylindrical Mandrel
surfaces including Squareness Tester/ Digital
Vee(for Frame Level Height Gauge / Engineers or
only) cylindrical square with Dial
Indicator
11 Electronic level JIS B 7510 Error in Electronic Robust tilting Table with
level reading over the Arm & Electronic Level/
entire range Autocollimator
(Electronic Level shall
comply with TUR 1:3)
12 Polygon mirrors Error between angles Auto Collimator, Precision
of adjacent faces Indexing/ Rotary Table
Cumulative Error
between Faces
13 Prisms Error between angles Auto Collimator, Precision
of adjacent faces Indexing/ Rotary Table
Cumulative Error
between Faces
14 Rotary table Error in readings over Auto Collimator & Precision

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360 Polygon Mirror
15 Index table Error in readings over Auto Collimator & Precision
360 Polygon Mirror
16 Rotary calibrator Error in readings over Precision Indexing/ Rotary
360 Table & Precision Polygon
Mirror

2.5.1. f - Surface Topography Measuring Devices

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 Roughness masters IS:3073 Surface Roughness Surface Roughness Tester
IS:10707 Parameters according (Standalone Unit)
to standard available

2 Depth masters Groove Depth Surface Roughness Tester


(Standalone Unit) / Optical
Profiler

3 Surface Roughness Magnification Roughness masters (min 3


Tester (Portable) Surface Roughness Ra values)
Parameters

4 Surface Roughness Magnification Depth master


Tester (Stand alone Noise in the instrument Optical Flat
Unit) Straightness of
sideways Roughness masters (min 3
Surface Roughness Ra values)
Parameters

5 Surface Profiler / Radius Error in Master Depth master


Contour Profiler to fit the required Optical Flat
polynomial function
Roughness masters (min 3
Ra values)/ Radius Standard/
Contour master
6 Optical Flats – Type A IS: 5440 Flatness Flatness Interferometer /
Master flat &
monochromatic light source

7 Optical Parallels IS: 5440 Flatness of both faces Flatness Interferometer


(Optical Flats – Type Parallelism between Flatness Interferometer
B) both faces Gauge Blocks Gr 0 &
Grade I & II Size Electronic Comparator
8 Roundness masters – Roundness Roundness Tester
Hemi-Sphere

9 Roundness masters – Roundness (flick Roundness Tester


Magnification Master/ depth)
Flick Standard

10 Roundness Tester Spindle Rotational Cylindrical standards, Glass


Accuracy Hemisphere, Cylindrical
Pickup Magnification square, Magnification
Master

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11 Form Tester Spindle Rotational Cylindrical standards, Glass
Accuracy Hemisphere, Cylindrical
Pickup Magnification square, Magnification
Straightness of Master
Horizontal Arm
Straightness of Vertical
Column
Perpendicularity of
Vertical Column to
Spindle axis

12 Radius standards/ Radius ULM/ CMM


Reference Sphere for Circularity Roundness Tester
CMM, Steel Ball Surface Roughness Contour Profiler

2.5.1. g – Gauges

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 A. Limit gauges for IS:3455 Diameter at four ULM/ Gauge Blocks Gr 0 &
internal diameter. IS: 6137 positions Bench comparator/ CMM
(Plain Plug gauges) IS: 6244
upto 500 mm IS: 6246
A-1 Cylindrical plug
gauges
A-2 Spherical plug or
disc gauges
A-3 Segmental
cylindrical bar
gauge
A-4 Segmental
spherical plug gauge
A-5 Segmental
cylindrical bar
gauge with reduced
measuring faces
A-6 Rod gauge with
spherical ends

2 B. Limit Gauges for IS:3455 Diameter at four ULM/ CMM


external diameter positions
B-1 Full form
cylindrical ring
gauge (Plain Ring Dimension across faces Gauge Block/ ULM/ CMM
Gauge) Parallelism where
B-2 Gap Gauges applicable

3 C. To inspect or adjust IS:3455 Diameter at four ULM/ CMM


Limit gauges IS: 6137 positions Roundness Tester/ Form
C-1 Reference Gauges IS: 6244 Roundness Tester
C-2 Block gauges IS: 6246

4 D - Cylindrical Pins IS: 11103 Diameter ULM/ Electronic Probe with


0.1mm upto 20 mm comparator/ Digital
Grades 0,1, 2 Micrometer L.C. 0.1 µm.

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5 Ring Gauges IS:7876 Diameter at four ULM/ CMM
IS:3455 positions
Plain & Master setting ULM/ CMM
ring gauges (Same as IS:3485 Diameter at four Roundness Tester/ Form
C1above) positions Tester
Roundness

6 A. Plain Snap Gauges IS:7876 Gap size ULM/ CMM


Parallelism Gauge Blocks
B. Go & No Go Snap IS: 3477
gauges, 3 mm to 250
mm
C. Single ended IS: 8023
progressive type Plate IS: 3455
Snap Gauge 3 mm to
160 mm
Same as B2
Above

7 Taper gauges IS: 9529 Position of Gauge Sine Bar or Sine Centre
IS: 2251 Plane (Gauge Length) with surface plate, Gauge
A. taper plug gauge IS: 9475 Half Taper Angle Blocks and Dial Indicator/
B. taper ring gauge Major Diameter CMM
Straightness of taper Roundness Tester/ ULM,
Datum step(where Measuring Pin
applicable)
8 Thread Plug Gauges IS:10685 Major diameter Thread Measuring Wires &
A. Go & No go Screw EURAMET- Simple effective ULM/ Floating Carriage
plug gauges & Screw cg10/V.01 diameter Micrometer/ Vertical
check plug gauges Metroscope
ANSI B 1.2
IS 2334
IS 10216
ANSI B 1.5
ANSI B 1.8
ANSI B 1.9
DIN 103
Taper Thread Plug Simple effective
Gauge IS 8999 Diameter at Gauge
ASME B Plane
1.20.5

9 A. Thread measuring IS:6311 Actual diameter of Electronic Probe with


cylinder/Wire individual wire Comparator/ ULM/ / Digital
Uniformity of diameter Micrometer L.C. 0.1 µm

10 Thread Ring Gauges IS:2334 Minor diameter 3 Point Bore gauge


EURAMET- Simple effective ULM
cg10/V.01 diameter
Thread Ring Gauge
(1mm to 4mm) Standard GO/ NOGO Check
ANSI B 1.2 Plug Gauge.
IS 2334 ( Only for 1mm to 4mm
IS 10216 Thread ring Gauge )
ANSI B 1.5
ANSI B 1.8
ANSI B 1.9

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DIN 103

Taper Thread Ring IS 8999 Simple effective


Gauge ASME B Diameter at Gauge
1.20.5 Plane.

A3. Thread Pitch IS: 4211 Pitch Profile Projector/ UMM


Gauges Flank Angle
11 Profile Profile Projector
Form gauges
12 Radius gauges IS: 5273 Radius Profile Projector
(concave and convex
profiles), 0.6 to 25 mm

2.5.1. h- Miscellaneous

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 Test Sieves IS:460 Part Aperture size Profile Projector/ UMM/
I, II, III Vernier/ digital Caliper

2 Gears Involute Profile error Gear Tester/ CMM


Tooth Alignment Error
Circular Pitch Error
(adjacent &
cumulative)
Radial Runout

3 Master Gears Involute Profile error Gear Tester


Tooth Alignment Error
Circular Pitch Error
(adjacent &
cumulative)
Radial Runout

4 Gear Tester Involute Profile error Involute & Lead Masters


Tooth Alignment Error Master Gear
Circular Pitch Error Gauge Blocks Gr 0,
(adjacent & Test Mandrel & Dial
cumulative) Indicator
Radial Runout
Pickup Magnification
Error
Centre Alignment
Error

5 Involute & Lead Involute Profile error Gear Tester


Masters Tooth Alignment Error

6. CNC Machine Tools ISO 230-2, Positional Accuracy Laser Interferometer with
ISO 230-1, (Linear, Angular, Pitch, relevant Optics
VDI/DGQ Yaw, Straightness,
3441, Squareness, Flatness)
IS 2063,
JIS B 6192,
JIS B 6190

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 Laboratory may use any other appropriate Reference Standards / Master equipment(s) which
shall be capable of measuring above parameters depending on the DUC and its grade/accuracy
to meet the requirements of relevant IS/ISO/ other standards.
 The reference standard/ master equipment shall be of accuracy 3 times better than the DUC,
including uncertainty (Refer NABL-143).

 Individual thermometers for measurement of temperature of reference equipments and DUC.

Note: Reference Gauge Block shall be of '0' Grade or better wherever mentioned as master.

2.5.1 i- Industrial Gauge and Template

Sl. Equipment/ DUC Relevant Parameters to be Master equipment used for


No. Standards/ measured calibration
Guidelines
1 Welding Fillet Gauge, As As per requirement Profile Projector/ Video
Templates, applicable inline with relevant Measuring Machine/ CMM/
Vickers/Knoop/ standard/ specification 2D Electronic Height Gauge
Rockwell Diamond
Cone Indenter/ Weld/
Hi-Lo gauge, bridge
cam gauge /Traverse of
cupping machine
/Limit Gauges/CD
Gauge/PCD Gauge /
Cube mould/Welding
Gauge/Width gauge/
paddle gauge/Weld
fillet gauge/ Flakiness
gauge/ Elongation
gauge/ Receiver
Gauge/ Plain work
piece/ lever arm/
Master connecting rod/
Inspection JIG and
Fixture/Moulds

2.6. Calibration interval

Reference Equipment Recommended interval


Autocollimator, polygon mirror, Hemisphere, Magnification 3 years
standards, master cylinder, Radius master, Reference Sphere,
Gauge Blocks (00/K grade if calibrated by interferometry
method), Step Gauge, Laser Interferometer, Involute & Profile
Master, Master Gear

Gauge Blocks (comparison method of calibration), Master 2 years


setting ring, Optical Flat, Depth Master, Roughness Master,
Floating Carriage Diameter Measuring Machine, Cylindrical
Setting Standards, Electronic Height Gauge, All Measuring
equipments / machines which have moving / rotating parts like,
reference micrometers, profile projectors, Length measuring
machine, ULM and scale calibrator, CMM, Roundness tester,
Surface roughness tester, Caliper Checkers, Glass Scale,

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Standard Foil, Electronic / Spirit Level, Measuring Tape 1 year
calibrator

2.7. Legal Aspects

Calibration of scale and Tape done by any accredited laboratories is meant for scientific and
industrial purpose only. However, if used for commercial trading, additional recognition /
approval shall be complied as required by Dept. of Legal metrology, Regulatory bodies, etc.

2.8. Environmental Conditions Required for Calibration and Requirement of Environment


Monitoring System.

 The ambient temperature shall be 20°C ± 2°C with a maximum variation of 2°C per day and
1°C per hour.

 In case of calibration of reference masters demanding finer uncertainties such as calibration


of Gauge Blocks by comparison with standards or with interferometer, the ambient
temperature shall be 20°C ± 1°C with a maximum variation of 0.5°C during measurement.

 Relative humidity shall be maintained 50% RH ± 10% RH.

The Magnitude of vibration, Shock or other disturbing conditions shall be such that, they will
have a negligible effect on the measuring results.

Environmental conditions may be relaxed where, in exceptional circumstances, it can be


demonstrated that the nature of the calibrations performed by a laboratory do not require such
stringent controls.

2.8.1. Recommended Environmental monitoring equipment:

 Temperature with a resolution of 0.1°C


 Humidity with a resolution of 1% RH
However, laboratory shall evaluate the requirement of accuracy, resolution and
Uncertainty depending on the CMC aimed at.

2.9. Calibration Methods

Laboratory shall follow the methods given in national / international standards or guidelines.
Incase no standard method is available lab may follow in-house developed methods duly
validated as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

2.10. Calibration Procedure: (Some important equations)


2.10.1. Equation for Temperature correction for calibration at dissimilar temperature:

 All dimensions reported by the laboratory shall be the dimensions of the artifact
at 20°C.

 Since the gauge being measured may not be at 20°C, and all artifacts change
dimension with temperature change, there is an uncertainty in the length due to

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uncertainty in temperature. This component is calculated using the following
equation.

L =  (20°C - t) L [2.10.1a]

where,
L is the artifact length at Celsius temperature ‘t’
L is the length correction
 is the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
t is the artifact temperature in Celsius

This equation leads to 2 sources of uncertainty in the correction L, one from
the temperature standard uncertainty (ut) and the other from the CTE standard
uncertainty (u

Equation of uncertainty in length

UL) = [L*ut]2 + [L(20°C - t) u[2.10.1b]

If the temperature measurements rely on one thermometer near or attached to


one of the gauges there may be another source of uncertainty because of
temperature changes between the two gauges. This needs to be considered.

2.10.2. Equation for Temperature correction for calibration at dissimilar temperature


and dissimilar metals:

 Calibration at a temperature other than 20°C



L = r) (t-20°C)L [2.10.2a]

where,

L is the artifact length at Celsius temperature‘t’

L is the length correction

t is the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) for UUC

r is the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) for Reference

t is the artifact(UUC) temperature in Celsius

Combination of the above (equation re-written as):

L = L [(tt-20°C) t-(tr-20°C) [2.10.2b]

Where,

tt temperature of the UUC

tr temperature of the reference

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2.10.3. Equation for calculation of error in calibration of vernier calipers:

The deviation e(result of calibration) is given by expression:

e = li *(1+mθm)-le*(1+eθe) + dF [2.10.3a]

where,

e - deviation (result of calibration) at 20°C


li - indicated value on the Vernier caliper (reading)
m - Thermal expansion coefficient of Vernier caliper
θm - deviation of temperature of the vernier caliper
lc - calibrated length of the gauge block at 20°C or the value shown by the CMM
e - Thermal expansion coefficient of the gauge block(or the measuring system of
the CMM)
θe - deviation of temperature of the gauge block(or the measuring system of the
CMM)
dF - difference of the deformation caused by measuring force in measurement force
and in calibration( assumed to be 0)

If new quantities are defined as :

δθ = θm – θe
δ

Then equation [8.10.3a] gets the following form:

e = li *(1+mθe+m δθ)-le*(1+mθe - δ θe) + dF [2.10.3b]

2.10.4. Same equations given above can be used for calculation of error in case of
Micrometers and Dial gauges by substituting accordingly:

a) Micrometer or Dial gauge(for li , m ,θm) in place of vernier caliper and


b) (for le , e ,θe) the calibration device used for calibration of micrometer or dial
gauge.

Combination of the above (equation re-written as):



L = L [(tt-20°C) -(tr-20°C) .10.4b]

Where,
tt temperature of the UUC
tr temperature of the reference

2.10.5. Equation for calculation of error in calibration of the Optical projector:

The mathematical model of magnification of optical profile is expressed as

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[2.10.5a]

Where,
M –magnification measured
ΔL – Length of deviation of standard scale image from reading scale (measurands)
L1, L2 – Length of standard and reading scale at 20°C
α1, α2 – Thermal expansion coefficient of standard and reading scale
ΔT1 - Temperature difference between standard scale and reference temperature
20°C
ΔT2 - Temperature difference between reading scale and reference temperature 20°C

The magnification error of optical projector ΔM is defined as below:

[2.10.5b]
Where, MN Nominal magnification (constant)

Equation (2.10.5b) can be modified to (2.10.5c) by substituting the term M in


Equation (2.10.5a)

x 100 % [2.10.5c]

2.10.6. Equation for calculation of error in calibration of a Gauge Block:

The length lx of the unknown gauge block at the reference temperature is obtained by
the relationship:

Where,

ls - length of the reference gauge block at the reference temperature t0 =20°C


according to its calibration certificate;
δlD - Change of the length of the reference gauge block since its last calibration due
to drift
δl - observed difference in length between the unknown and the reference gauge
block;
δlc - correction for non-linearity and offset of the comparator;
L - nominal length of the Gauge Blocks considered;
= (αx+ αs)/2 - average of the thermal expansion coefficients of the unknown and
reference gauge blocks;

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δt = (tx-ts) - temperature difference between the unknown and reference Gauge
Blocks
δα = (αx-αs) - difference in the thermal expansion coefficients between the unknown
and the reference Gauge Blocks;
Δ =(tx+ts)/2 –t0 - deviation of the average temperature of the unknown and the
reference gauge blocks from the reference temperature;
δlv = correction for non-central contacting of the measuring faces of the unknown
gauge block.

2.11. Measurement Uncertainty

2.11.1. Repeatability (Type A)

2.11.2. Resolution - 1/4 in case of analog gauges (however, 1/10 can be used when DUC is
used for referencing), 1/2 in case of digital instruments

2.11.3. Uncertainty of master (s) [When error of the Master is not corrected during
calibration then it should be added as an additional uncertainty component]

2.11.4. Geometrical errors like flatness, straightness etc.

2.11.5. Effect of Temperature:

 Deviation from reference Temperature (ambient) i.e. 20 deg C.

 Difference in temperature between DUC and master (if not measured, 20%
deviation from reference temperature has to be taken)

 Difference in Thermal expansion coefficient

 Uncertainty in Thermal expansion coefficient (ref. NABL 141)

2.11.6. Error & Uncertainty of temperature monitoring equipments

2.11.7. Error: Half of the error in the masters is to be considered for uncertainty evaluation,
wherever these are not compensated.

2.12. Evaluation of CMC

2.12.1. Refer NABL 143 for CMC evaluation

2.12.2. CMC value is not the same as expanded uncertainty reported in the calibration
Certificate/Report. CMC values exclude the uncertainties which are attributed to
the UUT (Unit under test/calibration).

For the purpose of CMC evaluation the following components should be


considered.

1. Repeatability (10 readings at minimum and maximum wherever applicable)

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2. Uncertainty of master (s) [When error of the Master is not corrected during
calibration then it should be added as an additional uncertainty component]

3. Effect of Temperature:

 Deviation from reference Temperature (ambient) i.e. 20 deg C.

 Difference in temperature between DUC and master (if not measured, 20%
deviation from reference temperature has to be taken)

 Uncertainty in Thermal expansion coefficient

 Uncertainty of temperature monitoring equipments (ref. NABL 141)

2.12.3. Validity of CMC

CMC need to be demonstrated only during the first assessment. It need not be
demonstrated during subsequent assessments unless

 There is change in Master equipment used for calibration

 Master equipment calibrated in regular intervals goes out of maximum permissible


error and its uncertainty

 Shift in location of the master equipment to and if it is affected by environmental


conditions due to change in location (like ‘g’ value, air density etc.,)

 Deviation or discrimination if any are detected in earlier CMC values by the auditor
during subsequent auditing process

If the lab wants to improve CMC values than the earlier one demonstrated

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2.13. Sample Scope

Sample Recommended Scope: An illustrative example

Laboratory: XYZ Date(s) of Visit:

Discipline: Mechanical

Sl. No. Parameter* Calibration and Measurement Capability


/ Device Master **(±)
Range(s) of Remarks+/
under equipment
measurement Claimed by Observed by Recommended Method used
calibration used
Laboratory Assessor by Assessor

Correct presentation of scope of accreditation


1 Caliper Caliper Comparison
L.C: 1 µm Checker 0-100mm 7 µm 8 µm 8 µm method
based on
IS:3651
(part 1)

* Only for Electro-technical discipline; scope shall be recommended parameter wise (where applicable) and the
ranges may be mentioned frequency wise.
** NABL 143 shall be referred for the recommendation of CMC
+
Remarks shall also include whether the same scope is applicable for site calibration as well. NABL 130 shall be
referred while recommending the scope for site calibration.

Signature, Date & Name of Lab Signature, Date & Name of Assessor(s) Signature, Date & Name of Lead
Representative Assessor

2.14. Key Points:

2.14.1. Following are the requirements not limited to:

 Master equipment(s) selected shall be capable of measuring above parameters


depending on the UUC, its grade/accuracy to meet the requirements of relevant
IS/ISO/ other standards.
 The reference standard/ master equipment shall be of accuracy 3 times better
than the DUC, including uncertainty (Refer NABL-143).
 The laboratory needs to demonstrate the CMC value to fulfill the requirement of
better accuracy class/grade or better as per relevant standards.
 The minimum requirement of environmental conditions and uncertainty of
temperature monitoring equipments shall meet as specified in the relevant
standard to achieve the required accuracy class/grade.

2.14.2. Demonstration of any CMC values doesn't automatically qualify for granting
accreditation until the lab satisfies the stipulated requirement given in this document.

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