Charging Ahead: Weights and Measures Week 2020

Charging Ahead: Weights and Measures Week 2020

Charging Ahead: Weights and Measures Week 2020 Happy Weights and Measures Week 2020! Weights and Measures Week is celebrated every year from March 1-7 to commemorate President John Adams signing the first U.S. weights and measures legislation into law on March 2, 1799. It is estimated that sales of products or services involving “weights and …

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500 New National Standards for St Lucia

500 New National Standards for St Lucia

For the past 18 months an international team of experts has been beavering away, in an overcrowded room somewhere in the St Lucia Bureau of Standards – with the goal of adding some 500 new international Standards to the country’s existing portfolio of 200 Standards. Why? Why indeed! Is this exercise going to make our …

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A Brief History of Standards

A Brief History of Standards

How, and why, did the whole field of Standards come into existence? First, standards are nothing new. When the Egyptians built the Pyramids, they used a standard to define length. After all, there’s no point in hewing a massive block of stone from a quarry, transporting it hundreds of kilometres down the Nile and hauling …

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