EN 17277:2019

Hydrometry - Measurement requirements and classification of rainfall intensity measuring instruments EN 17277:2019

Publication date:   Mar 16, 2020

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60.60 Standard published   Oct 16, 2019


CEN/TC 318 Hydrometry

European Norm

07.060   Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology



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This document considers liquid atmospheric precipitation and defines the procedures and equipment to perform laboratory and field tests, in steady-state conditions, for the calibration, check and metrological confirmation of liquid precipitation measurement instruments. It provides a classification of catching-type measurement instruments based on their laboratory performance. The classification does not relate to the physical principle used for the measurement, nor does it refer to the technical characteristics of the instrument assembly, but is solely based on the instrument calibration. Attribution of a given class to an instrument is not intended as a high/low ranking of its quality but rather as a quantitative standardized method to declare the achievable measurement accuracy in order to provide guidance on the suitability for a particular purpose, while meeting the user’s requirements.

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EN 17277:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 16, 2019