Technical Requirements for a Portable Metrology Laboratory in Hot, Arid Regions

By Abdulaziz A. Al-Ghonamy, Mamdouh Halawa and Mohamed Aichouni

This paper presents a proposal for establishing a portable laboratory in hot, arid regions to provide the necessary maintenance services for equipment used in remote sites as on-site services. A portable, on-site metrology laboratory eliminates the need to ship instruments and reduces the calibration turnaround time, thus reducing downtime for the production equipment and lowering the cost of calibration. The proposal stresses the importance of the portable laboratory approach in hot, arid regions with typical applications such as electrical measurements and fluids flow metering. Technical requirements needed for the portable laboratory as well as the expected challenges and difficulties are also discussed. Read the Full Article PDF