Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Department of Energy Primary Standards Facility
The mission of Sandia's Metrology Division PSL is to maintain and certify primary measurement standards for the DOE nuclear weapons complex; to continually assess the complex to ensure integrity of measurements through site specific technical surveys and audits; and to develop new standards.
Housed in a new, state-of-the-art, $18M, 30,000-square foot facility equipped with environmental control (temperature and humidity), electromagnetic radiation shielding and vibration control, the PSL is dedicated to metrology activities that provide support for several metrology disciplines. Through the use of technical professional staff and a multi-million dollar investment in equipment, the PSL provides technical guidance, support and consultation; develops precision measurement techniques; provides oversight for calibration recalls of metrology standards used within the complex; performs technical surveys and measurement audits; and anticipates future metrology needs of the nuclear weapons complex.
Working closely with the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the PSL is pursuing laboratory accreditation that will provide a key resource to the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program which promotes national accreditation of academic and industrial laboratories which may become a competitive advantage in world markets.
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