All weighing or measuring equipment in use for trade purposes (buying and selling using the equipment) is controlled by an array of weights and measures legislation.
The majority of equipment is required to be of an approved form and must be ‘passed as fit for use for trade’ by an Inspector of Weights and Measures, a notified body, the manufacturer or their authorised representative, or an installer or repairer.
Equipment has to be suitable for its intended purpose and sufficiently accurate.
There are now two different types of verification, commonly referred to as EC and UK:
- EC verification is for instruments that have a Type Approval Certificate issued by an EU member state for use anywhere within the EU
- UK verification is for equipment that in most cases have a Section 12 Notice of Approval issued by the National Measurement Office for use within the UK
For EC verifications we can verify (conformity assess) as lead partner of the EETSA notified body No. 0922:
- Non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI) of: Class I up to 25kg eg analytical scales; Class II up to 100kg eg jeweller’s scale; Class III up to 60,000 kg eg weighbridges; Class IIII up to 60,000 kg eg weighbridges
- Measuring Instruments (MID) of:
- Automatic catchweighers
- Automatic checkweighers (non-prescribed)
- Automatic weighing instruments – automatic gravimetric weighing instruments
- Dimensional measuring instruments
- Fuel dispensers
For UK verifications we can verify;
- Non-automatic weighing machines: Class l; Class ll; Class lll up to 100,000kg; Class llll up to 100,000kg
- Automatic weighing machines – various types
- Length measures
- Liquid fuel measuring instruments – eg petrol pumps
- Bulk fuel metering systems used for heating fuel