Metrology is the scientific study of measurement with the theoretical and practical aspects of measurements units and standards.
The Vermont Metrology Laboratory maintains the official mass, volume, and hydrometry standards for the State of Vermont. The metrology laboratory provides calibration services to the weighing and measuring community. The lab offers measurement advice and serves as a reference center, providing measurement assistance to industry, government agencies and educational institutions. The lab also provides assistance to the private and public sector in regard to weights and measures laws, regulations and enforcement issues.