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Transfer standard

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A transfer standard is a measurement standard used as an intermediate device when comparing two other standards. (VIM, 6.8) Typical applications of transfer standards are to transfer a measurement parameter from one organization to another, from a primary standard to a secondary standard, or from a secondary standard to a working standard in order to create or maintain measurement traceability. Examples of typical transfer standards are DC volt sources (standard cells or zener sources), and single value standard resistors, capacitors, or inductors.