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Gas Flow

Department 1.4


The Department of Gas Flow has metrological competence in the measurement of speed, quantity and the flowrate of gas flows. The main tasks are:

  • Providing national primary and secondary standards for the realization and dissemination of the units

  • Developing and improving new measuring techniques and standard devices

  • Performing type examinations of gas meters within the scope of legal metrology

  • Calibration of gas meters and cooperation within the Deutscher Kalibrierdienst DKD (German calibration service)

  • Representing the PTB in national and international organisations and working in standardisation bodies

  • Consulting, especially for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, state- approved test centers and verification authorities of the Bundesländer (federal states of Germany) in matters of measurement of speed, quantity and flowrate of gas flows

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