ISO 16063-42:2014 specifies the instrumentation and procedure to be used for the accurate calibration of seismometer sensitivity using local gravitational acceleration (local Earth's gravitation; local value for the acceleration due to the Earth's gravity) as a reference value.
It is intended generally to be applied to a servo-type accelerometer with/without a velocity output, which usually has a mass position output in the category of a wide-band seismometer with a bandwidth from 0,003 Hz to 100 Hz. The method specified enables the user to obtain static sensitivity for the seismometers up to 10−5 m/s2 (which corresponds to 1 mGal and approximately 1 ppm of the gravitational acceleration).
The intended end-usage of the seismometer to be applied is: a) measurement and observation for the earth science including geophysics usage; b) measurement and observation for disaster prevention, such as detecting the precursor of a land slide; c) diagnosis for the soundness of a building structure and foundation soil in civil engineering; d) observation for nuclear-test detection.
Status: PublishedPublication date: 2014-07
Edition: 1Number of pages: 9
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 108 Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring
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