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SMIIC MC Training on Calibration of Piston Operated Volumetric Apparatus (Micropipette)

The 39st SMIIC MC Training within the SMIIC MC Work Plan 2021 – 2023 V2 was the Training on Calibration of Piston Operated Volumetric Apparatus (Micropipette) that took place on the 27 December 2022 virtually, technically hosted by SMIIC General Secretariat.  22 experts participated in the training.

The training was hosted by NMI: Tübitak UME – Turkey

General Description: The training covers general and practical aspects of calibration of piston operated volumetric apparatus (micropipette)

Objective, expected outcome: To give general information about piston operated pipette calibration and provide awareness about the review of related standards, volume calculations and uncertainty budget.

Who should attend: The training would be attended by staff working in Volume Laboratory at the level of National Metrology Institutes or secondary level calibration laboratories.


Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM) ISO/IEC 17025:2016 Testing and Calibration Laboratories

ISO 8655-1 to 9: 2022 Piston - operated volumetric apparatus

Euramet cg.19 Guidelines on the determination of uncertainty in gravimetric volume calibration

ISO 20461 Determination of uncertainty for volume measurements made using the gravimetric method

EURAMET - COOMET Training course on small volume comparisons presentations, 18-19 October 202

Duration of training: 5 hours (27September 2022)


Dr. Gökçe S. SARIYERLİ (gokce.sariyerli@tubitak.gov.tr)

Time Schedule: 10:30 – 15:00


  • General Terms and Definitions for Piston Operated Apparatus
  • Operation principle of piston operated apparatus
  • Calibration procedure of micro pipettes
  • Uncertainty Analysis of Piston Operated Volumetric Apparatus
  • Standard uncertainty components and sensitivity coefficients equations