25 Types of Measuring Instruments and Their Uses [with Pictures & Names]

25 Types of Measuring Instruments and Their Uses [with Pictures & Names]
Measuring Instruments

Introduction

Types of Measuring Instruments and Their Uses [with Pictures & Names] :- There are various types of measuring instruments that are usually found having their respective functions as well as are also known for being commonly used by the general public and some other measuring instruments that are commonly found being used by a certain group by people only depending upon the site requirement.  There is a lot to learn about such various types of measuring instruments along with their functions that you will be reading in this handy guide.

Types of Measuring Instruments

1. Roll Meter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

The roll meter is referred to as an instrument which is used for the purpose of measuring the length of an object. This tool is found quite similar to a ruler which is found accepting that the roll meter has a longer measuring distance of up to 50 meters.

Roll Meter
Roll Meter

This tool is most commonly used for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the furniture industry in order to measure the wood or planks for furniture. There is also a roll meter which measures up to 100 meters whereas the shape seems to be slightly different.

2. Calipers: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Calipers
Calipers

( Types of Vernier Caliper ) – A caliper is known to be an instrument which is commonly used in order to measure the length, thickness, diameter, and depth of an object. It has a measurement accuracy of around 0.1 mm. The application of caliper is to measure the glass with this tool.

3. Micrometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Micrometers
Micrometer

A micrometer is referred to as that device which is found being responsible for measure the diameter as well as the thickness of an object. Most commonly these are the tools which are found having a higher accuracy level as compared to the calipers with an accuracy of around 0.01 mm. Therefore a micrometer is the one which is found having applications for measuring the diameter as well as thickness of smaller objects like coins.

4. Elbow Ruler: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Elbow Ruler
Elbow Ruler

The elbow ruler is referred to as that ruler which is found being used to measure the length as well as to ensure that the right angle is found being equal to 90 degree. The elbow ruler is the one which can only check the 90 degree angle, whereas there is another form of the elbow ruler that has been equipped with an angle that adjusts the feature so that it can be rotated in order to check the angle of the object.

This instrument is most commonly used in the furniture industry as per the requirement.

5. Angle Ruler: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Angle Ruler
Angle Ruler

This instrument is most commonly used by the kids studying at the school who measure the angle of an object or use it to draw the angles. Angle arcs are commonly found in the maths classes of kids which are used to solve math problems.

6. Scale: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Digital Scales
Digital Scales

The scale is referred to as that measuring instrument used which is usually known for measuring the weight or mass of any type of object. There are various kinds of scales for instance sitting scales, body scales, three-arm scales, digital scales, hanging scales, and many more. The scale in the image is found to be a type of sitting scale that is usually used in order to measure the weight of food ingredients as well as various other commercial objects too. Scales are found being available in various units depending on the types as well as the requirement.

7. Ruler: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Ruler
Ruler

A ruler is known to be a long measuring instrument that is most commonly used in order to measure the length of an object. Generally, the rulers are found being made of either iron, mica or wood. This measuring instrument is the one which is commonly used by the people and is even considered as a necessity for the children going to school.

There are various sizes in which the rulers are found being available. You can find the rulers starting from the length of 10 cm which can vary up to 100 cm. The most common length for a ruler is known to be 30 cm.

8. Thermometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Thermometer
Thermometer

A thermometer is referred to as an instrument which is found having an application of measuring the temperature with the unit either Celsius or Fahrenheit. There are several other types of thermometers which are used in different types of thermometer as well as in the hospitals or in the laboratories. There is also another type of thermometer which is recently encountered and is named as an infrared thermometer which is used in order to measure the body temperature.

9. Beaker Glass: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Beaker Glass
Beaker Glass

Beaker glass is referred to as a volume measuring instrument which is used for measuring the volume of a liquid. This tool is the one which is usually found having its application in the laboratory and also used for the purpose of measuring the volume of liquid chemicals before being researched. On the beaker glass, there is a scale which is in the form of a line that mostly shows the volume size. This tool is found being available in various sizes with the common unit in millilitres.

10. Stopwatch: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Stopwatch
Stopwatch

A stopwatch is referred to as that measuring instrument which is commonly used for measuring the time in seconds. This is the instrument which is usually used in order to determine the runner speed, reaction time, heating time, or time in order to work on something that is under the duration of one hour. This is an instrument which is sometimes replaced by either a watch or a mobile, whereas the accuracy of the stopwatch is determined to be higher as compared to any other device having the similar application.

11. Barometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

 Barometer
Barometer

Barometer is referred to as that device which is commonly used in order to measure the pressure of a place or a room. This tool is found being placed in either chemistry or biology laboratory which usually helps in determining the pressure wherever there seems any reaction in planting of bacteria that might get affected by the effect of pressure.

12. Voltmeter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Voltmeter
Voltmeter

Voltmeter is referred to as that device which is used in order to measure the amount of electric voltage in terms of units of volts. The method of measurement is found connecting the voltmeter in parallel series accompanied with the objects, to let the needle move according to the electrical voltage of the object.

13. Ammeter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Ammeter
Ammeter

The ammeter is referred to as that device which is almost found to be same as that of a voltmeter. Also in terms of its shape, it is found to be almost the same, too. Whereas, the instrument which is used in order to measure the electric current of an object is found in the unit of amperes. Other than this, the method of measuring along with an ammeter must be connected in series with any object to give better results.

14. KWH Meter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

KWH Meter
KWH Meter

A KWH meter is referred to as that meter which is found in front of the houses and also in the boarding houses in order to measure the quantity of power which is consumed per hour. This tool is known to be a benchmark which lets you see how much electricity bills needs to be paid by the residents of the house or the boarding house.

15. Dial Indicator: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Dial Indicator
Dial Indicator

A dial indicator is referred to as that device which is commonly used in order to measure the flatness of any flat area. These types of devices are commonly used in the manufacturing industry in order to measure the flatness of tools, as well as in the workshops which are usually found having their application in measuring the flatness of the disc brake in a car. This instrument is found having an accuracy of around 0.01 mm.

16. Sound Level Meter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Sound Level Meter
Sound Level Meter

A sound level is referred to as that device which is used in order to measure the noise level of a place. This is the device which is generally used in any noise-prone areas like the industry, aviation, shooting training locations, and various other such locations. The quantity of noise needs to be measured in order to ensure that the noise at that place is within the normal limits which does bit affect the ear health of the human beings.

17. Theodolite: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Theodolite
Theodolite

A theodolite is referred to as that measuring instrument that is found serving to map the distance from one point to another. This instrument is responsible for determining the horizontal as well as the vertical angles within any two points. Most commonly these are the instruments which are found being used by the civilian workers in order to build a building.

18. Manometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Manometer
Manometer

A manometer is referred to as that device which is found measuring the gas pressure in any gas area like either a pipe or tube. This tool is known to be the one which is found being used commonly in the industries that run on either gas or industries that are found producing gas. This tool is the one which can also be found as well as can be installed by the housewives in the gas cylinders.

19. Densitometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Densitometer
Densitometer

This instrument is referred to as that device which is used in order to measure the amount of light which is being absorbed by an object or the level of darkness of any semi-transparent object or in the form of a0 film. These devices can simply be used by pressing the reset button and also by placing the object on the densitometer. As soon as this step is done, the darkness value will appear on the display.

20. Water pass: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Water pass
Water pass

A water pass is referred to as that device which is found measuring instrument that is used in order to determine the alignment of the objects or the alignment of objects with other objects both horizontally as well as vertically. Inside the water pass, there is water which is known to be the basis for the alignment of objects. In case the bubbles seem to be fallen within the lines and are no longer moving, then the object seems to be aligned. This instrument is thus used whenever the constructing building foundations or objects needs to have a required alignment.

21. Hygrometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Hygrometer
Hygrometer

Hygrometer is referred to as a measuring instrument which is found having an application in order to measure the humidity level of a room. Usually, this instrument is used in places that are found paying attention to humidity like in the food industry, in order to prevent the high humidity which is found resulting in the growth of mold on the food.

22. PH Meter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

PH Meter
PH Meter

A PH meter is referred to as that device which is used for measuring the pH of any material. PH here is responsible for denoting the level of acidity or wetness of a material. This can be usually known for simply dipping the pH meter electrode which is shaped like a pen and is found being responsible for telling the PH.

23. Speedometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Speedometer
Speedometer

A speedometer is referred to as that device which is commonly used for measuring the speed of a vehicle which is usually in units of kms/hour. This is the instrument which can easily be found in any motorized vehicles. There are two types of speedometers, which are mainly known, namely analog and digital speedometer.

24. Anemometer: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Anemometer
Anemometer

Anemometer is referred to as that device which is the measuring instrument for the wind speed of a place. The speed measurement is then used by the geophysical meteorological agency or the weather forecasting agency in order to predict the future weather conditions and to act accordingly. The bowl-shaped propeller is found being responsible for being rotated whenever it gets windy and then it gets converted by the instrument into a speed value.

25. Altimeter: ( Types of Measuring Instruments )

Altimeter
Altimeter

The altimeter is referred to as that device which is commonly used in order to measure the height above the sea level. This tool is found being used in the activities like climbing, flight, parachuting or activities related to high height. Currently these altimeters are found being combined along with a watch so that it becomes multipurpose for the climbers.

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