Thus, the usefulness of such tools is obviously present in all daily applications everywhere. The following uses of such tools are enumerated below.
1. Used for increasing knowledge
These tools are basically present in fundamental research. In observing a phenomenon, these tools are also needed. They are also useful in rock dating, characterizing gravitational fields and determining certain physical or chemical constants.
2. Needed for protecting people
· These tools are especially used in operating ICUs (intensive care units) and theaters. They are also needed in food safety, measuring radiation, dosing of medicine and measuring operations significantly related to public health.
· Labor law applications require the use of measurement tools for monitoring the hours worked, the levels of lighting and noise in professional settings, and measuring the ambient atmospheres (such as mercury vapors, particles and fibers), etc.
· Metrology tools are needed in imposing road safety restrictions on vehicle braking efficiency, alcohol and speed.
· Statutory requirements regarding water and air quality and nuisances for environmental protection involve these tools as well.
3. Essential for governing transactions
· Company and individual transactions involve the use of these tools such as in metering gas consumption of subscribers, cross-border counting, bulk or retail weighing, dosing foodstuffs, petrol on the pipelines or at the pumps, etc.
· Metrology tools are particularly necessary in the transactions made between subcontractors and customers. Without the presence of these tools, there is absolutely no guarantee for the subcontracted parts to match the requirements of the customers.
4. Fundamental in developing innovation and competitiveness among our industries
· Quality is basic in competition. In order for a certain product to meet the user and consumer requirements, it must be of high quality. To come up with high quality products, knowledge and satisfaction of consumer expectations are important and these require the use of measurement tools (such as in performance measurements needed in industrial products, organoleptic measurement required in agribusiness, etc.). Customers know the product’s quality through certification in which measurements are also required.
· Metrology tools are essential in measuring and controlling the production tool performance and production volumes and in minimising the costs related to rework operations and rejects.