An essential part of MBWs role as the Designated Institute for humidity is fundamental research. This activity is driven by the necessity for continual improvement in our knowledge, the reduction in our measurement uncertainties, and specific requirements from our customers and business partners.
Our in-house research laboratory is equipped with humidity and temperature generation equipment that compares with the very best laboratories around the world, so we are able to replicate operational conditions that mirror our customers activity. In combination, we have a comprehensive range of analytical equipment that enable us to thoroughly investigate cause and effect.
As an example, we are able to photograph and video condensation formation on the chilled mirrors in our transfer standard mirrors. This has enabled us to solve issues where interference effects have increased measurement uncertainties in certain scenarios.