Factors that affect accurate weight measurements
Measurement by weight, or weighing, is quickly becoming the most popular way to measure quantities and flow rates. Weighing has several benefits. As a noncontact form of measurement, it is suitable for use in corrosive environments. Correction factors for viscosity or density are not necessary. Weighing is also a widely accepted means of quantifying products for sale.
Selecting the correct weighing components can be relatively simple provided you take advantage of the expertise of process weighing suppliers. Once you select quality components, the accuracy of your system will depend heavily on the application and the environment in which its installed. This article discusses the physics of weighing and the factors affecting accurate measurement.