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  • Measurement is a key input in the monitoring and control of food processing, whether it involves temperature, humidity, pressure, volume or appearance.  We have world experts in the measurement of temperature that can help you understand and optimise cold chain storage, and as well as fermentation of other temperature-critical processes in food production.  Our non-contact methods for temperature measurement provide assurance that your processes are under control and operating within safe limits.  MSL can help you understand how to meet your regulatory requirements at the beginning of an R&D project so that your product development is compliant.

  • The MSA Conference brings together like-minded scientific, industrial, business and technical practitioners for an opportunity to learn and get acquainted with the latest advances and tools in the field of metrology.


  • Science and Technology around measurement is rapidly changing. MSL is at the forefront of these changes ensuring New Zealand industry is kept up to date with the latest research. MSL Director, Fleur Francois highlights in this short video why keeping on top of changes in the measurement technology can help New Zealand businesses improve processes and create a market advantage. 

    Contact MSL to learn more about how we can assist with your Measurement R&D challenges.  

  • The Measurement Standards Laboratory has prepared a translation of the BIPM’s Concise Summary of the SI in te reo Māori. Part of our role as a national metrology institute is to disseminate the International System of Units (SI) in New Zealand, so we are making this resource available to support the teaching and learning of science in te reo Māori.

  • Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand

    Our team of testing and measurement experts can help you to understand your products and processes with world-class calibration and verification, measurement and consultancy services.  Our services also include technical advice on difficult measurements, and R&D on measurements and measuring instruments.

  • Chris Young verifying a weigh station

    MSL offers calibration services


    As New Zealand’s National Metrology Institute, one of our main functions is to provide calibrations traceable to New Zealand’s National Standards and to the SI. All of our routine calibration certificates are recognised internationally as demonstrating traceability to the SI.

  • Resistance Bridge Calibrator

    New Zealand's measurement structure


    The measurement infrastructure in New Zealand presently consists of a number of autonomous organisations with specific and separate responsibilities which cooperate to ensure a coherent measurement system is possible.


    MSL has the primary responsibility for the provision of physical measurement standards.

  • 10-05-2017 MSA Conference 2017
    MSA2017 is being held in Brisbane from 12-14th September.  
  • 09-05-2017 World Metrology Day 2017
    May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.  MSL will be celebrating WMD alongside the Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) at an event in Auckland on Tuesday 23rd May.  Approximately 40 customers and key stakeholders are attending the full day programme which includes a technical presentation, workshop and a trip to the Defence Technology Agency in Devonport. 

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