RISE is Sweden's NMI (National Metrology Institute) and is, according to the Swedish constitution, responsible for the central measurement quantities in the International System of Units, SI.
The National Laboratory for Volume and Flow has expertise in flow measurement technology, which means measurement of fluid flows and determination of volume in different vessels such as tanks, volume vessels, glass flasks and pipettes. At the National Laboratory, we can handle flows from 26,000 liters per minute down to 5 nanoliters per minute* (equivalent to 1 liter in 500 years, 1 drop in 7 days, 0.00000000025 m3/h). Extremely low flows have, for example, applications in the development and calibration of medical equipment.
Correct measurements and knowledge of possible deviations and appropriate calibration intervals reduce the risk of incorrect measurements and we can help contribute to direct savings for the industry and society.
Technological development is supported by participating in research and development projects related to volume and flow measurement technology. As part of RISE, we can be an independent party that can coordinate cooperation between different companies and actors in projects and tests.
The National Laboratory for Volume and Flow at RISE has the country's widest and most accurate resources for measurements and calibrations in the area. We are constantly working to develop and bring forth measurement methods to meet the industry's and society's demands for traceability with the measurement uncertainty required by different applications. This is done both within national and international research projects, and often in collaboration with other organizations and stakeholders.
We are also able to assist with metrological expertise either in investigations of different types of demands regarding measurement, questions concerning the quality of measurements or education in equipment, measurement and measurement uncertainty analysis.
* The lowest flows apply to water at 20 0C.