Bureau International des Poids et Mesures


Also found in: Acronyms.

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures

(body, standard)
(BIPM) The standards body that ensures world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI). The BIPM is based in France and operates with the authority of the Convention of the Metre, a diplomatic treaty between fifty-one nations. It operates through a series of committees, whose members are the national metrology laboratories of the member states of the convention, and through its own laboratory work.

The BIPM carries out measurement-related research. It takes part in, and organises, international comparisons of national measurement standards, and it carries out calibrations for member states.

BIPM Home.
References in periodicals archive ?
The investigators measured the depletion of 30Si in the enriched 28Si crystal, which contributed to the level of uncertainty in determining the molar mass.Uncertainly requirements have been set by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) before redefinition can occur.
Paris: Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), 2014:1-180.
[1.] Bureau International des Poids et Mesures. The Inter national System of Units (SI).
The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights & Measures) proposed alternative kilogram definitions, such as the experimental measurement of force on the Watt balance or counting atoms on a silicon sphere.
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, Pavillon de Breteuil, F-92312 Sevres Cedex, France

Full browser ?