TC16 - Pressure and Vacuum Measurement - Aims

This technical committee's objective is to provide a forum for an international interchange of opinions among experts in the relevant field; in order to share, at worldwide level, knowledge and experience which could permit to achieve comparability and compatibility among the measurements and calibrations carried out in all regions. To pursue this goal, we organize symposia, workshops, round table sessions and activities on pressure measuring techniques, sensors and instruments design, calibration procedures, comparisons, uncertainty evaluation and other related applications.

Our main fields of interests are:

Traceability and Dissemination

  • Calibration Procedures and Facilities
  • Transfer Standards and Uncertainty Evaluations
  • Laboratory Comparisons and Proficiency Tests
  • Accreditation of Laboratories
  • Other Activities Concerning these Topics.

Instrumentation and Methods

  • Pressure and Vacuum Instrumentation
  • Pressure Balances
  • Manometers
  • Liquid Columns
  • Transmitters
  • Vacuometers
  • Manovacuometers
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Sensor and Actuator Development
  • Other Related Methods and Instruments


  • Secondary Laboratories
  • Process Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Health and Food Applications
  • Other Applications


  • Hands-on Training, Workshops
  • Courses
  • Papers, Booklets, Books
  • Talks, Symposia, Conferences
  • Other Effective Means

Related Topics

  • Uncertainty evaluation
  • Quality systems
  • Written standards
  • Other Topics or Aspects Concerning Pressure and/or Vacuum