The function of the National Physics Laboratory is to
capabilities for industry and science and to develop a high level of
and calibration capability in Israel.
Countries maintain physics laboratories for the use of
their local industry. Their
purpose is to provide physical and chemical units of measurement as
international agreements in order to facilitate the production and export of
According to the Meter Agreement, to which Israel is a
signatory, all countries must
utilize the same units of measurement. The basic units of measurement in the
system (the international system from which all other units are derived) are
follows: length - meter, mass - kilogram, time - second, electric current -
temperature - Calvin, radiation - candle, quantity - mole and angle - radian.
units are derived from these.
The laboratory maintains the units of measurement used in
Israel, some of which are
defined by law and others by international agreements and agreements of
recognition. These units of measurement must be identical to those used
According to international standards and requirements, it
must be demonstrated that
sophisticated equipment for either export or the local market has been tested
calibrated by the national laboratory with minimum uncertainty. The National
Laboratory provides this certification and also provides testing and
services to industry which, in order to maintain consistency, are compared to
national system of units of measurement.