Emirates Metrology Institute releases 2023 first quarter achievements

ABU DHABI, 3rd May, 2023 (WAM) -- The Emirates Metrology Institute of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) said it issued 113 calibration certificates for legal measurement instruments, carried out 16 inter-comparisons and fitness checks, provided seven advisory services, and issued seven specialised advisory reports in the first quarter of 2023.

Saeed Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Emirates Metrology Institute, said the Institute’s activities follow from its commitment to support key economic sectors of Abu Dhabi and the UAE in general. These activities were also undertaken as the Institute is the national reference entity for metrology in the UAE. The institute also contributes at the regional level through the Gulf Metrology Assembly (GULFMET) and its memberships in the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM MRA), the Asia-Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), the Intra-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS), and the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), he said.

On the sidelines of its participation at the IDEX and NAVDEX 2023 exhibition last February, the institute signed an agreement with Caracal International LLC to enhance cooperation across scientific and technical metrology for developing capabilities in the defence industries.

Another cooperation agreement was signed with the Khalifa University of Science and Technology for enhanced innovation in the development of the science of measurement, scientific research and technological development to promote advanced technologies in the local Abu Dhabi economy and the UAE.

The Institute participated in the Joint International Committee of Regional Metrology Bodies (JCRBs) organised by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the Regional Metrological Bodies (RMOs) in March this year.

Other participations included the Advisory Committee for Electricity and Magnets meetings of BIPM in Paris to discuss global electrical metrology systems, wherein the Institute presented a report on the measurement, calibration and inter-comparison capabilities of GULFMET.

As part of supporting the Council-accredited laboratories, the Institute organised a workshop at its headquarters in cooperation with the German company, WIKA, specialising in calibration technology. The workshop had participation from 23 representatives of government and semi-government sectors, companies and institutions and accredited laboratories.

During the workshop, there was a presentation to introduce the institute’s services in benchmarking, calibration of measurement tools, technical consultancy and training, while WIKA gave a briefing on its expertise in calibration and standardisation and introduced the latest devices and technologies it deploys in these sectors.

A GULFMET delegation visited the Institute in the year’s first quarter to enhance cooperation in facilitating the procedures required for the member states of the assembly to meet the technical standards. This was done by organising inter-comparison programmes and reviewing the application and evaluation of quality management systems for national institutes.

The delegation was also briefed on the services provided by the Institute as the National Institute of Measurement in the UAE, including calibration services, training, counselling, merit examination, inter-laboratory comparisons, studies and scientific research services.