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We offer the following services:

  • Uncertainty analysis of test, measurement and calibration systems according to ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurements, fulfilling the requirements of ISO 17025.
  • Uncertainty estimation and/or verification by Monte Carlo Simulation.
  • Calculation of Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC).
  • In-house courses on calculation of uncertainties in testing, measurement and calibration, tailored to your applications.
  • Design and development of methods and procedures for traceable calibration of measurement systems.
  • Assistance with writing procedures for authorising new personnel.
  • Editing procedures and other documents for content and style.
  • Design and analysis of electrical/electronic measurement of electrical and non-electrical quantities.
  • Advice to ISO 9001 certified organisations on management and calibration of measurement systems.
  • Analysis and prediction of the static and dynamic behaviour of measurement systems.
  • Anti-alias filter specification and design for digital measurement systems.


Current and previous consultancies and projects

Topics in Metrology (pdf)
A collection of short articles on current topics in metrology and associated fields. (Updated 15/9/2016).

Medical Metrology.
A brief overview of metrology in medicine and a selection of our studies on this subject.

Measurement of ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica by Grace satellites
An invited presentation to the Metrology Society of Australasia, October 2010

Contact

Martin Turner B.Sc.(Eng) PhD, founder and principal of Biccard Measurement & Metrology, is an multi-skilled electrical engineer and metrologist with over 25 years of experience in metrology and measurement.   He has assisted various Australian laboratories obtain and maintain ISO17025 accreditation. He has consulted for industry in industrial instrumentation, electronics, opto-electronics,  mathematical modelling and biomedical engineering, and taught university courses in industrial and medical measurement at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing engineering education levels. He has published 46 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, authored or co-authored 50 conference papers, and delivered 11 invited presentations. Most of his publications are on measurement issues.

Martin has substantial experience in static and dynamic measurement of a wide range of physical variables including but not limited to flow, pressure, force, mass, temperature and humidity.

He is on the Membership Committee of the Metrology Society of Australasia and has assisted NATA as voluntary technical assessor during several accreditations. Martin's experience on both sides of ISO17025 assessments makes Martin ideally placed to assist facilities with accreditation issues.


Industrial

  • Uncertainty analysis for NATA accredited calibration labs.
    • We have experience calculating calibration and measurement uncertainties for a wide range of measurands including mass, water flow, water density, water temperature, air temperature, air flow, air density, barometric pressure, humidity, particle size, voltage, coating thickness.
  • Design of measurement systems for NATA accredited calibration labs.
  • Development of methods of data analysis for NATA accredited calibration labs.
  • Writing and editing procedure and other documents for NATA accredited calibration labs.
  • Analysis of methods for measurement of temperature of high velocity gases in a nitrates plant, Kynoch Fertiliser Ltd, Johannesburg.
  • Design of level measurement system for mobile steel mill. Baldwins Steel, Johannesburg.
  • Consulting editor,  Flow Measurement Handbook, Temperature Measurement Handbook, Crown Publications, Johannesburg.
  • Design and development of a prototype novel wheel alignment system for road vehicles.
  • Review of electrostatic techniques for measuring the mass flow of pulverised coal in large furnaces. Eskom, Johannesburg.
  • Design, construction and evaluation of a novel system for measuring the frequency and step responses of real-time gas analysers. University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Design, construction and evaluation of a system for measuring the dynamic response of gas flow meters and pressure transducers in the frequency range 1 - 100 Hz. University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Design, construction and testing of an electrically isolated system for measuring rapidly changing temperatures of moving gases. University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Independent scientific credibility assessment of novel LED based lighting system. Flatwhite Lighting Pty Ltd, Sydney.

Biomedical

  • Development of novel prototype devices and techniques for improving the accuracy and reproducibility of Goldman Applanation Tonometry for measuring intraocular pressure.
  • Design of in-vitro apparatus for assessing thermodilution cardiac output measurement in small animals. AD Instruments, Castle Hill, Sydney.
  • Design and construction of a computer-controlled respiring human lung emulator. University of Sydney.
  • Consultant on design and testing of novel instrumentation for electro-optical detection of cervical cancer. Polartechnics, Sydney.
  • Safety assessment of the SharkPOD electrical shark repelling system, Natal Sharks Board.
  • Expert opinion for electrocution court case. Johannesburg.
  • Analysis of the biomechanics of a safety device for the gold mining industry, Anglo American, Johannesburg.
  • Design, construction, commissioning and calibration of an instrument to measure the rate at which sweat dripped from a man (in ml/hr) working in a climatic chamber. Chamber of Mines Research Labs, Johannesburg.

Contact Biccard Measurement & Metrology
Address:   12 Goodman Place, Cherrybrook, NSW 2126, Australia.
Tel:             0403-007 305      (International: +61-403 007305)
email:        mjturner at biccard dot com
ABN: 24 869 799 684
Last modified: 20 March 2018