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Capacity Measurement Unit (Identification)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for science and technology collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains the unit used for measuring the action of the object.


  1. The unit may be for measuring power, voltage, pressure, extension, electrical charge, volume, etc.

    A scale that can measure the mass of objects under 1000 kilograms

      Object Name scale
    Capacity Measurement Unitkg
      Minimum Capacity0
      Maximum Capacity1000
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid using a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add symbols for units of measurement as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Use the official symbols of the international system for measuring capacity.

    A compressor with a maximum capacity of 5000 kilopascals.

      Object Namecompressor
    Capacity Measurement Unit kPa
      Minimum Capacity0
      Maximum Capacity5000
  2. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec