ABU DHABI, 23 December: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) said the calibration laboratories of the Emirates Metrology Institute have passed all international assessments in December 2021, within the allotted time frame to complete the evaluation processes.
QCC said the assessment time frame for following the procedures, undertaken to obtain international accreditation certificates, ranges between 3 to 6 months.
The assessment process is carried out by international evaluators specialized in quality systems and relevant technical fields, said Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Emirates Metrology Institute, adding that the IEC 17025:2017 certifies an entity’s competence to provide high quality services. The validity of these certificates are up to three years, he said.
The aim of the evaluations is to obtain recognition from international bodies and organizations, effectively leading to registering the institute's measurement and calibration capabilities in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) database.
Al Muhairi said the institute plays a leading role in representing the UAE in the technical committees of various regional and international metrological organizations and bodies.
The Emirates Institute of Metrology was established to develop an efficient infrastructure for metrology, and to be the measurement reference for Abu Dhabi specifically and the UAE in general. The institute’s agenda is to help reduce cost and time, facilitate international acceptance of national industries, upgrade production capacities and improve safety.