Metrology Lab

The Kansas Metrology Laboratory provides traceability services, both internally and externally. In addition to testing the mass and volume standards for our own inspectors, the metrology program provides testing services for service companies and industry.

Standards that are tested include weights, weight carts, test measures, and provers. The testing provides traceability to the International Standards (SI). Most of our customer’s standards are used to calibrate weighing and measuring devices. Industry and manufacturers, also, use standards for quality control and product development.   

The Kansas Metrology Laboratory maintains a National Institute of Standards and Technology, Certificate of Metrological Traceability. The laboratory, also, participates in inter-laboratory comparisons of standards and participates in regional metrology measurement assurance meetings to ensure that the results of the Kansas Metrology Laboratory are consistent with other metrology laboratories.

Capabilities of the Kansas Metrology Laboratory:

  • Mass Echelon I (100 g to 1 mg)
  • Mass Echelon II (30 kg to 1 mg; 1000 lb to 0.001 lb; 8 oz to 1/32 oz)
  • Mass Echelon III (500 kg to 20 mg; 5000 lb to 0.001 lb; 8 oz to 1/32 oz)
  • Weight Carts (8000 lb to 2000 lb)
  • Volume Gravimetric, I (5 gal)
  • Volume Transfer, II (1000 gal to 5 gal; 100 gal to 20 gal LPG)

Fees and Guidelines

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fee schedule for laboratory services: Fee Schedule

Guidelines for submitting items to the laboratory: Submission Guidelines

Information needed by the laboratory to perform calibrations:
Kansas Metrology Lab Customer Submission Form