Abu Dhabi

EMI gains international recognition for its measurement and calibration capabilities

Abu Dhabi, October 12th, 2020: The Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), the UAE’s National Metrology Institute (NMI) has added another feather to its cap by gaining international recognition from Joint Committee for Regional Bodies (JCRB) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) for its measurement and calibration capabilities (CMCs) in Time and Frequency area which now have been published at BIPM Key Comparison Data Base (KCDB) 
The institute gained recognition after all Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs) from six different geographical regions EMI Capabilities.
Commenting on the occasion, Eng. Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi, Executive Director of EMI, said: “Today’s achievement in which the UAE capabilities  were recognized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures comes to complement what the country has started five years ago when it joined the Meter Convention and signed mutual recognition agreements (CIPM MRA) with BIPM. 
Such a huge development will not only help to pave the way for the local industry to enter the markets of developed industrial countries will also serve as an incentive for the entire local industrial sector industries to compete internationally across global markets,” Al Muhairi added.
The UAE joined the Meter Convention and became a Member State at BIPM in 2015, which was later followed by signing a Mutual Recognition Arrangement known as CIPM MRA in 2016. As per CIPM MRA the calibration certificates issued by the EMI will be accepted by all member states especially developed industrial countries which as a result will boost the acceptance of UAE products in international market and enhance UAE industries position across the globe.
The UAE is the first member state in the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) to obtain JCRB of BIPM recognition for its measurement and calibration capabilities, which paves the way for the GULFMET to obtain full recognition as a Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) by JCRB. The GULFMET includes 7 member states and 5 associate members.
The CMCs recognition process passes through several stages, starting from by submitting an application for quality and technical competencies to the heads of relevant technical committee as well as quality management committee chairpersons in the Asia Pacific Metrology Program (APMP) in order for them to assess the EMI quality and measurement and calibration capabilities, reviewing, in case all criteria sated by APMP are met the relevant TCs accept the CMCs and vote in favor of the EMI measurement and calibration capabilities. 
The process also featured another stage for submitting the EMI measurement and calibration capabilities by the APMP to the JCRB of the BIPM for review and approval after all members of JCRB the positive vote of JCRB members enables the EMI’s measurement capabilities to be published at BIPM Key Comparison Data Base (KCDB).
It is worth mentioning that  EMI has received many congratulations from several international bodies, including the APMP, the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM), and the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET).


Update On28 Jun 2020
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