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LIST OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS




Device
Quantity measured
accelerometer
physical, accelerations
actinometer
heating power of sunlight
alcoholmeter
alcoholic strength of liquids
altimeter
altitude
ammeter
electric current
anemometer
windspeed
audiometer
hearing
barkometer
tanning liquors used in tanning leather
barometer
air pressure
bettsometer
integrity of fabric coverings on aircraft
bevameter
mechanical properties of soil
bolometer
electromagnetic radiation
breathalyzer
breath alcohol content
caliper
distance
calorimeter
heat of chemical reactions
cathetometer
vertical distances
ceilometer
height of a cloud base
chronometer or clock
time
clap-o-meter
volume of applause
colorimeter
colour
creepmeter
slow surface displacement of an active geologic fault in the earth
declinometer
magnetic declination
densimeter
specific gravity of liquids
densitometer
degree of darkness in photographic or semitransparent material
diffractometer
structure of crystals
dilatometer
volume changes caused by a physical or chemical process
disdrometer
size, speed, and velocity of raindrops
dosimeter
exposure to hazards, especially radiation
dumpy level
horizontal levels
dynamometer
force,torque or power
elaeometer
specific gravity of oils
electricity meter
electrical energy used
electrometer
electric charge
electronic tuner
pitch of musical notes
ellipsometer
refractive index, dielectric function, thickness of thin films
eudiometer
change in volume of a gas mixture following combustion
evaporimeter
rate of evaporation
fathometer
ocean depth
framing square
right angles in construction
fuel gauge
fuel level
galvanometer
electricity
gas pycnometer
volume and density of solids
graphometer
angles
heliometer
variation of the sun's diameter
hydrometer
specific gravity of liquids (density of liquids)
hygrometer
humidity
inclinometer
angle of a slope
inkometer
ink
interferometer
wave interference
katharometer
composition of gases
lactometer
specific gravity of milk
light meter
light (in photography)
load cell
measurement of force
lux meter
intensity of light
magnetometer
strength of magnetic fields
manometer
pressure of gas
mass flow meter
mass flow rate of a fluid travelling through a tube
mass spectrometer
masses of ions, used to identify chemical substances through their mass spectra
measuring cup
liquid and dry goods
micrometer
small distances
multimeter
electrical potential, resistance, and current
nephelometer
particle in a liquid
odometer
distance travelled
ohmmeter
electrical resistance
orchidometer
testicle size in male humans
oscilloscope
oscillations
osmometer
osmotic strength of a solution, colloid, or compound
pedometer
steps
pH meter
pH (chemical acidity/basicity of a solution)
photometer
illuminance or irradiance
polarimeter
rotation of polarized light
potentiometer
voltage (term is also used to refer to a variable resistor)
profilometer
surface roughness
protractor
angles
psychrometer
humidity
pycnometer
fluid density
pyranometer
solar radiation
pyrheliometer
direct solar insolation
pyrometer
high temperatures
quadrat
percentage cover of a certain species
quartz crystal microbalance
thickness of deposited thin films
radiometer
radiant flux of electromagnetic radiation
refractometer
sugar concentration of sap and syrup
rheometer
response to applied forces
rotameter
pressure of a liquid or gas in a closed tube
saccharometer
amount of sugar in a solution
seismometer
seismic waves (for example, earthquakes)
sextant
location on earth's surface (used in naval navigation)
spectrometer
properties of light
spectrophotometer
intensity of light as a function of wavelength
speedometer
speed, velocity of a vehicle
spherometer
radius of a sphere
sphygmomanometer
blood pressure
stadimeter
object range
strainmeter
seismic strain
SWR meter
standing wave ratio
tacheometer
distance
tachometer
revolutions per minute, rate of blood flow, speed of aeroplanes
taximeter
distance travelled, displacement
tensiometer
surface tension of a liquid
theodolite
measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes
thermometer
temperature
tintometer
colour
universal measuring machine
geometric locations
UV meter
ultraviolet light
vacuum gauge
very low pressure
viscometer
viscosity of a fluid
voltmeter
electric potential, voltage
VU meter
volume unit
wattmeter
electrical power
weighing scale
weight
wind vane
wind direction
zymometer
fermentation






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