Types Of Measuring Instruments And Its Features

Measuring instruments are a part of our daily lives. Measurements are used for several purposes. There are different types of measuring instruments which can be used to measure the weight, size and volume.

To Measure Weight: The weight of an object is in fact the mass of the object. It can be determined or evaluated with the use of balances or scales. The calibrated scale is one of the most common types of weighing machines. It can be used to measure the weight of objects easily and quickly. A triple balanced beam is another instrument which is often used to measure small amount of mass.

To Measure Distance: Different instruments are used to measure distances depending on the vastness of the distance. A ruler can be used to measure small objects. An odometer is one of the most common types of devices which can be used to measure large distances such as miles. An ordinary tape can be used to measure the length of a room.

Measuring Instruments

To Measure Temperature: One of the best tools that can be used to measure temperature is a thermometer. There are various types of thermometers which can be used to measure temperature. Digital and infrared thermometers are the two different types of thermometers which can be bought from online stores. Digital thermometer is among the most advanced devices used for accuracy in various fields. Temperature sensors are other devices which can be used to measure temperature. Spirit or alcohol thermometer is another variety of thermometer device which is used to measure the low temperature of alcohol.

To Measure Volume: Volume can be measured on the basis of the amount of space taken by a liquid or solid in a container.

To Measure Viscosity: There are instruments which help to measure the viscosity of liquids. The viscometer is one such instrument which helps to measure the viscosity of liquids.

Most of these measuring instruments can be bought from online stores at affordable price rates. However, it is important to choose devices based on its functions and specific uses.

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