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Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand

 

We've produced a 1 minute video that shows you what we do and explains our role.  Learn more about how MSL can help you with your measurement related R&D.

 

Watch our video here and contact us at info@measurement.govt.nz

Publication Date: 
27 November 2017
Update Date: 
27 November 2017
Review Date: 
25 February 2018
Expiry Date: 
26 May 2018
Owner/Approver: 
Cynthia Lendrum
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The SI provides a universal language for measurement that includes the kilogram (kg), the meter (m), the second (s), the Ampere (A), the Kelvin (K), the mole (mol) and the candela (cd).
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MSL is the New Zealand home for the international system of units, the 'SI'.

The basic structure of SI was developed over a period of about 170 years (1791 to 1960). Since 1960 technological advances have made it possible to address various weaknesses in SI, such as the dependence on an artefact to define the kilogram.  In May 2019 four of these units: the Kilogram, the Ampere, the Kelvin and the Mole are planned to be redefined in terms of fixed fundamental constants.

Publication Date: 
27 September 2017
Update Date: 
27 September 2017
Review Date: 
26 December 2017
Expiry Date: 
20 May 2019
Owner/Approver: 
Cynthia Lendrum
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The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) offers access to internationally accepted and traceable measurements to improve your manufacturing processes.
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Measurement is a key input in the monitoring and control of food processing, whether it involves temperature, humidity, pressure, volume or appearance.  We have world experts in the measurement of temperature that can help you understand and optimise cold chain storage, and as well as fermentation of other temperature-critical processes in food production.  Our non-contact methods for temperature measurement provide assurance that your processes are under control and operating within safe limits.  MSL can help you understand how to meet your regulatory requirements at the beg

Publication Date: 
31 May 2017
Update Date: 
31 May 2017
Review Date: 
28 August 2018
Expiry Date: 
26 November 2018
Owner/Approver: 
Cynthia Lendrum
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Science and Technology around measurement is rapidly changing. MSL is at the forefront of these changes ensuring New Zealand industry is kept up to date with the latest research.
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Science and Technology around measurement is rapidly changing. MSL is at the forefront of these changes ensuring New Zealand industry is kept up to date with the latest research. MSL Director, Fleur Francois highlights in this short video why keeping on top of changes in the measurement technology can help New Zealand businesses improve processes and create a market advantage. 

Contact MSL to learn more about how we can assist with your Measurement R&D challenges.  

Publication Date: 
22 March 2017
Update Date: 
22 March 2017
Review Date: 
20 June 2017
Expiry Date: 
18 September 2017
Owner/Approver: 
Cynthia Lendrum

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The Measurement Standards Laboratory presents a translation of the BIPM’s Concise Summary of the SI in te reo Māori.
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The Measurement Standards Laboratory has prepared a translation of the BIPM’s Concise Summary of the SI in te reo Māori. Part of our role as a national metrology institute is to disseminate the International System of Units (SI) in New Zealand, so we are making this resource available to support the teaching and learning of science in te reo Māori.

Publication Date: 
17 October 2016
Update Date: 
17 October 2016
Owner/Approver: 
Fleur Francios

Director

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  • Leadership of the New Zealand Measurement Standards Laboratory

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Dr
First Name: 
Fleur
Last Name: 
Francois

Qualifications:

PhD in Biochemistry (Massey University)
Executive Masters of Public Administration (Australia New Zealand School of Government)

Biography:

Fleur Francois has a PhD in Biochemistry and did post-doctoral research on drugs to treat diabetes and prevent HIV transmission at Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.

Director
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Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand Our team of testing and measurement experts can help you to understand your products and processes with world-class calibration and verification, measurement and consultancy services.
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Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand

Our team of testing and measurement experts can help you to understand your products and processes with world-class calibration and verification, measurement and consultancy services.  Our services also include technical advice on difficult measurements, and R&D on measurements and measuring instruments.

Publication Date: 
25 November 2015
Update Date: 
25 November 2015
Review Date: 
23 February 2016
Expiry Date: 
23 May 2017
Owner/Approver: 
Cynthia Lendrum

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Leap Seconds

27-06-2012

A leap second will be inserted into the atomic time scale at midnight on the 30th June UTC time. This corresponds to noon on the 1st of July in New Zealand Standard Time (NZST).

27-06-2012

A leap second will be inserted into the atomic time scale at midnight on the 30th June UTC time. This corresponds to noon on the 1st of July in New Zealand Standard Time (NZST).

A leap second will be inserted into the atomic time scale at midnight on the 30th June UTC time. This corresponds to noon on the 1st of July in New Zealand Standard Time (NZST).

When the leap second is added, a leap second enabled clock will display (in NZST) 11:59:58, 11:59:59, 11:59:60 and 12:00:00.

The decision to add leap seconds comes from the International Earth Rotation Service located at the Paris Observatory. This observatory collects data from a number of observatories around the world to determine precisely the length of the day.

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