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MUkit - Measurement Uncertainty Kit

About the program

MUkit (Measurement Uncertainty Kit) is a measurement uncertainty software application, where calculations are based on the Nordtest TR 537 report. By introducing the MUkit software, ENVICAL SYKE presents for chemical laboratories a user-friendly tool, which can be utilized for measurement uncertainty estimations often appearing to be a laborious task to perform. The traceability and comparability of analytical results require knowledge of the measurement uncertainty associated with a result. A uniform procedure for the estimation of measurement uncertainty is expected to improve the comparability of analysis results between laboratories.

The work also supports the goals of the Finnish energy and environment cluster's (CLEEN Ltd) programme for Measurement, Monitoring, and Environmental Efficiency Assessment (MMEA) especially in developing the MMEA platform for environmental data.

The software allows laboratories to easily evaluate the measurement uncertainties utilizing:

  • Results of control samples
  • Routine sample replicates
  • Results of inter-laboratory comparison tests
  • Results of the recovery tests

MUkit measurement uncertainty software, including the source code, is available for download free of charge from the links below. The program has been implemented in Finnish, English and Russian.

System requirements

MUkit requires to be installed on a computer with Microsoft Windows, which can run the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile.

Unfortunately, the 1.0 version of the software works properly only with the Windows default DPI size for fonts (96 DPI). If the user is using another DPI, the user can test the program, but it is absolutely not guaranteed that the user can see everything and therefore make calculations with it.

License

The MUkit software is licensed under the following BSD Licence:

 

Copyright (c) 2012, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.


THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE (SYKE) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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Disclaimer

This software application (MUkit) has been implemented with small resources. Therefore, the application is not ready or flawless but under continuous development. Because of this, the software can have usage paths that are untested, and the accuracy of the application should always be considered on case by case basis. The authors and publishers are not responsible for the flaws or user's misinterpretations of the input or output of the application. When you notice flaws in the application, the authors would be thankful, if you could contact the authors about the flaws, so that the application can be made better (firstname.lastname(at)environment.fi).

The latest version of the MUkit application can be downloaded from the internet address: www.syke.fi/envical/en.

Authors & Acknowledgements

Atte Virtanen - specification, design and programming
Teemu Näykki - specification and design
Olivia Gruzdova and Olga Kovru - *russian translation
Erika Varkonyi - logo

Producing this software and the work around it has received funding from the Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Finnish energy and environment cluster's (Cleen Ltd) programme for Measurement, Monitoring, and Environmental Efficiency Assessment (MMEA), which in turn receives funding from the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES). The work has also been partially supported by Joint graduate school “Functional materials and technologies” of Tartu University and Tallinn Technical University receiving funding from the European Social Fund under project 1.2.0401.09-0079 in Estonia. The authors also acknowledge Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry for financial support. *The Russian translation work has been made as part of the Water Quality Monitoring in the Kyrgyz Republic –project, which is a collaboration between the State Agency of Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic (SAEPF) and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland under the program of Wider European Initiative.

Personnel of SYKE Laboratory (Mirja Leivuori, Markku Ilmakunnas, Timo Vänni, Mika Sarkkinen, and Marketta Turunen), Information Centre (Esa Hirvonen and Sami Korhonen) and Graphic Services (Erika Varkonyi and Satu Turtiainen) are acknowledged for their invaluable contribution during the development of the software. The pilot laboratories (Nablabs laboratories, Mervi Tabell; University of Helsinki, Department of Environmental Sciences, Jukka Pellinen; UPM, Pietarsaari, Tomi Heikkinen, Stora Enso Oyj Research Centre, Jouni Kumpulainen; Environmental Laboratory of Haapavesi, Tuula Savolainen; and Labtium Ltd, Juha Virtasalo), are also acknowledged for their important contribution for testing the software.

Published 2013-05-06 at 14:49, updated 2016-01-20 at 15:31
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