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You are employed at a company at which you work with measurement technology? Here you will find current news which may be of interest to you as well as a guide through PTB. 


The regular inspection of motor vehicle emissions became more stringent in several ways at the end of 2017. This required exhaustive research activities, and numerous type examination certificates for exhaust meters had to be issued or renewed promptly. For this purpose, a new building was planned, erected and commissioned within just one year in order to accommodate a new certification laboratory. This building contains state-of-the-art laboratories for opacimeters and CO meters as well as a laboratory for the calibration of particle counters.

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Walther Meißner, der Pionier der Tieftemperaturforschung, ist der Namenspatron des neuen Gebäudes, das die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) auf ihrem historischen Gelände in Berlin-Charlottenburg bekommt. Es wird seit dem Jahr 2017 vom Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR) errichtet. Jetzt naht die Fertigstellung des hochspezialisierten Wissenschaftsbaues, in dem es unter anderem um die Forschung rund um sogenannte SQUIDs gehen wird – eine Spezialität der PTB, bei der sie seit Jahrzehnten in der Forschung eine internationale Spitzenstellung einnimmt. Auch das „neue Kelvin“ bekommt hier gewissermaßen eine Heimat.

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To have a measuring instrument calibrated

Ball plate

In the chapter Opens internal link in current windowMetrological Services (which at this point we would like to recommend to you in general) you will find an overview of the Opens internal link in current windowPTB's Calibration and Measurement Capabilities. Furthermore, each division offers its own measurement and calibration capabilities as a pdf file in each case for downloading – to be found via the respective homepage of the Opens internal link in current windowDivisions.

Professional publications

Testing Instruction
Titelseitenansicht PTB Prüfregel Band 3

PTB has issued a great number of publications surrounding the topic (precision) measurements, for example Test Rules, PTB Requirements, among other things. You will find these at Opens internal link in current windowScientific & technical publications.

Technology offers

Gap measurement standard

Do you want to see whether there are PTB inventions that could possibly be commercially exploited in your company? If so, then have a look at Opens internal link in current windowInnovations and Technology Transfer. You will also find current technology offers in the current issue of Opens internal link in current windowPTB-News

Invitations to Tender of the Procurement Office

Are there goods you may want to offer PTB? Then take a look at the current current invitations to tender of PTB's Procurement Office!