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1 International Organization of Legal Metrology Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale International cooperation in metrology The role of the OIML Willem KOOL BIML Assistant Director th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 1

2 What is the OIML ? International treaty organization Established in 1955 Headquarters (the BIML) in Paris, France Aim is to harmonize metrological legislation worldwide Currently 59 Member States and 67 Corresponding Members International standards setting organization (WTO/TBT) th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 2

3 OIML Membership th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 3

4 Metrology Metrology is the science of measurement and its application Scientific metrology: The definition of measurement units The realization of primary measurement standards Traceability to the SI Legal metrology: practice and process of applying statutory and regulatory structure and enforcement to metrology Industrial / non-regulated metrology th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 4

5 Legal metrology Legislation law on metrology (legal acts and secondary legislation) providing statutory structure to metrology Conformity assessment of regulated products Control of regulated activities Supervision / inspection / market surveillance Providing infrastructure Human and physical resources Procedures th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 5

6 OIML publications Recommendations (R) International standards / model regulations OIML Documents (D) Guidance and information on general legal metrology issues (e.g.: OIML D 1: Considerations for a law on metrology) Basic publications (B) Guides (G) Vocabularies (V) Expert reports (E) OIML Bulletin th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 6

7 Global metrology infrastructure Main driver: international trade (WTO) Elements: Harmonized national regulations Harmonized standards (non-regulated) Traceable measurement results Recognized test laboratories and certification bodies th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 7

8 International organizations th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 8 ISO / IEC OIML WTO BIPM ILAC / IAF Global Metrology System

9 International cooperation Example: Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) Member organizations:  BIPM  OIML  IFCC  IUPAC  IUPAP  ISO  IEC  ILAC th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 9

10 Metrology vocabularies th Anniversary of GUM, Poland : Harmonization of terminology is one of the items on the first work plan of the OIML 1961: The CIML starts to develop the Vocabulary of legal metrology (VML) 1969: First edition of the VML 1984: First edition of the VIM (ISO/TAG 4) 2000: First edition of the VIML (OIML) 2008: Third edition of the VIM (JCGM) 2013: Second edition of the VIML (OIML) Currently: JCGM develops fourth edition of the VIM

11 VIML and VIM th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 11

12 OIML TC 1: Terminology Poland is responsible for the secretariat (Dr Jerzy Borzyminski) The work on the development of the first edition of the VML ( ) was led by Dr Jan Obalski ( ) Dr Obalski was appointed “Member of Honor” of the CIML Currently, TC 1 has a project to develop an electronic vocabulary Entries from the 2013 edition of the VIML Additional terms validated by a validation team (TVT) th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 12

13 2014 celebrations 95 years GUM World Metrology Day Theme: Measurement and the global energy challenge th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 13

14 Suggested 2015 celebrations 96 years GUM World Metrology Day Signing of the Meter Convention (1875) Polands accession to the Meter Convention (1925) Signing of the OIML Convention (1955) Adoption of the SI (1960) th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 14

15 Happy anniversary th Anniversary of GUM, Poland 15


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