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International comparisons of nitrogen monoxide gas standards
Summary
Ozone reference standards
International comparisons of ozone standards (BIPM.QM-K1)
Calibration of national ozone standards
Ozone cross-section measurements in the Hartley Band
Ozone cross-section measurements facility
UV laser ozone photometer
Gas phase titration
International comparisons of nitrogen dioxide gas standards
International comparisons of nitrogen monoxide gas standards
International comparisons of formaldehyde in nitrogen standards
New measurement of the argon content of air
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A facility for the comparison of primary nitrogen monoxide gas standards is maintained at the BIPM. The NO facility enables the analysis of primary reference NO/N2 mixtures in the range (30 to 70) µmol/mol, with a measurement uncertainty of about 0.05 % – approximately the same as the uncertainty of gravimetric preparation of such mixtures.

The original 15-port automatic sampler is complemented by an additional sampler unit capable of processing 30 cylinders simultaneously. The system is entirely automated by software developed at the BIPM. In 2005-2006 it was used as the central analytical facility for the international comparison of nitrogen monoxide gas standards (CCQM-P73) involving 12 NMIs and coordinated by the BIPM.

The facility is routinely used to label secondary gas standards used in the GPT facility, thereby providing traceability of the GPT system to the primary NO/N2 standards.

The facility is used on a periodic basis for international comparisons of nitrogen monoxide in nitrogen gas standards.