Interest is growing in NEL’s legal metrology services. An increasing number of manufacturing companies are coming to our East Kilbride lab for the necessary testing and project management services to achieve international certification for their products.
“Recently we have been doing a lot of testing and support work helping meter manufacturers to apply for accreditation for their products under the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML),” says Flow Measurement Consultant Craig Marshall. “This is a vital step towards taking the new product to market, as many companies only specify or purchase equipment that has OIML certification.”
OIML is an intergovernmental treaty organisation which develops model regulations, standards and related documents for use by legal metrology authorities and industry.
“Over the last year, we have provided legal metrology services for companies in the oil and gas and water industries,” Craig explains. “We undertake all of the necessary testing work, then pass the results on to the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) for it to fill in the test reports. These are then passed to OIML for certification. Because we are ISO/IEC 17025 certified, companies trust us to deliver these services with integrity and to rigorous quality standards.”
OIML accreditation is just one of the test and accreditation services NEL provides. The lab can help a company comply with the criteria of whichever regulatory body it is working under, wherever it is in the world.
“We can also provide environmental testing through one of our sister companies in the TÜV SÜD group,” says Craig. “This means that we can cover all key legal metrology testing requirements.”
Alongside testing and project management services, NEL also provides the pre-audit guidance and support companies need to prepare their products and teams for the certification process. The lab also provides help with all the necessary paperwork for accreditation.
For more details, contact Craig Marshall.