Metrology

NMi’s independent position, expertise and technical competences are guaranteed by national and international accreditations and designations that are underpinned and maintained through a quality system. Together, the quality of its test reports, its knowledge of standards and regulations, its client focus and innovative approach have given NMi an excellent global reputation.

Notified Body for MID and NAWI

The regulations covering measuring instruments in Europe are largely harmonised through the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID 2014/32/EU) and the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive (NAWI 2014/31/EU). NMi is registered as a Notified Body for both the MID and NAWI Directives and certifies most measuring equipment.

Accreditations

NMi is accredited by several accreditation institutes which are recognised internationally through the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).  

NMi Certin is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (Raad voor Accreditatie – RvA) as a testing laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025), inspection body (ISO/IEC 17020) and certification body (ISO/IEC 17021). An overview of NMi’s accreditation certificates can be found on the RvA website (testing, product certificationsystem certification  and calibration). In the Netherlands, NMi is also a designated body for the Dutch Metrology Act (Metrologiewet).

Test report recognition

On the basis of international agreements, NMi test reports and certificates are accepted in many countries all over the world. For many years NMi has been an Issuing Authority for the OIML, the international organisation for legal metrology in Paris, whose test reports support market access outside Europe. Its numerous direct agreements mean that NMi test reports are accepted in many more countries as a basis for approval.

Accreditations and designations

 Dutch Accreditation Council

 MID and NAWI

 OIML

 Dutch Metrology Act

 

Cock Oosterman

Cock Oosterman

Head Certification Body, Netherlands

Over 25 years of wide, international experience in fields of Quality, Metrology, Testing, Accreditation and Certification. Secretary of NoBoMet. Member of the Committee Participation Review of the Multilateral Acceptance Arrangement of OIML . Expert in working groups of OIML and WELMEC.