DIRECTORATE OF MEASURES AND PRECIOUS METALS
WORLD METROLOGY DAY
May 20 is World Metrology Day. It celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment.
The theme chosen for 2016 is Measurements in a dynamic world.
This reflects both the challenge of accurately measuring dynamic quantities, for example the pressures in a combustion chamber, and the rapid pace of change in measurement science today.
Across the world, national metrology institutes, such as Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals in the Republic of Serbia, continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed. They also participate in comparisons coordinated by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide. The BIPM also provides a forum for its Member States to address new measurement challenges.
Many measuring instruments such as continuous weighing machines, radars for measuring vehicle speed, etc. that are used to measure objects in motion are subject to legal requirements or to regulatory control. Additionally, new technologies constantly change both the way in which these instruments make measurements and the methods needed for their control – “smart” meters for energy or water are one example. The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) develops international Recommendations, the aim of which is to align and harmonize requirements for these types of instruments worldwide.
World Metrology Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of all the people that work in intergovernmental and national organizations throughout the year on behalf of all.
Celebration of the World Metrology Day in DMDM
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM) celebrated World Metrology Day on Friday, May 20. On that occasion, DMDM has opened its doors to all interested parties, including representatives of the Ministry of Economy and representatives of institutions of quality infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia, as well as representatives of the University of Belgrade. Participants were greeted and welcomed by Mr. Čedomir Belić, Acting Director of the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, congratulating all the World Metrology Day. This was followed by the presentation of news in the current work of DMDM through promotional film, and then by visit to the DMDM laboratories. read more..
International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) Published the New Calibration Capabilities (CMC) in the field of DC Voltage for Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals in KCDB of CIPM MRA
International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) published the new calibration capabilities (CMC) in the field of DC voltage for
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM) in KCDB of CIPM MRA. Calibration capabilities in the field of DC voltage by application
of the new Republic of Serbia DC voltage standard based on Josephson effect can be found at:
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals Hosted a Meeting of EURAMET TC-F Technical Committee for Flow, held in Belgrade from April 19 to 21, 2016
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals hosted EURAMET Technical Committee for Flow (EURAMET TC-F) from April 19 to 21, 2016.
Meeting of EURAMET TC-F was attended by 44 eminent experts, representatives of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs) from 22 countries. read more..
Mr. Čedomir Belić Acting Director of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals
Government of Serbia at the session held on April 15, 2016, by Decision No. 119-4001/2016 appointed Mr. Čedomir Belić for the Acting Director of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals.
The handover of duties was made on Friday, April 22, 2016. read more..
Annual Meeting of Authorized bodies for Performing Verification of Measuring Instruments
Annual meeting of authorized bodies for performing verification of measuring instruments (authorized bodies) was held for the fourth time, on March 30, 2016, in Belgrade at Palace of Serbia, organized by the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM), in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Economy.
Meeting was opened by Lucia Dujović, Assistant Director of DMDM, and at very beginning, thanked the participants of the meeting on a large turnout, stating that it confirms the validity and importance of such meetings.
Mrs. Vida Živković, M. Sc., Director of DMDM welcomed the participants, expressing her satisfaction with the growing number of participants in the meeting from year to year. She mentioned that in practice annual meetings proved very useful, recalling that, due to the needs of authorized bodies highlighted at last year’s meeting, in the course of the previous year were held four expert meetings of the authorized bodies, namely, for performing verification of measuring instruments for mass, electricity meters, measuring instruments and systems for continuous and dynamic measurement of quantities of liquids other than water, water meters and heat meters. Finally, Mrs. Vida Živković, M. Sc., congratulated all authorized bodies that were accredited and renew authorizations under the current Regulation on non-automatic weighing instruments (which came into force from January 1, 2016), expressing great satisfaction that the joint efforts overcome the problems of the transition period. read more..
WELMEC Guides in Serbian
On website of WELMEC – European Cooperation in Legal Metrology were published Guides in Serbian, which, inter alia, relate to non-automatic weighing instruments, market surveillance, pre-packaged products, designated bodies that performs conformity assessments, and measuring instruments used by public companies.. read more..
Training on Verification of Measuring Systems for Compressed Gas Fuels for Vehicles
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, within the Project support of quality infrastructure in Serbia and Project of technical cooperation with the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB – Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) ”Support of the quality infrastructure in Serbia” - Technical cooperation project – PTB number 95089, organized a Training in CNG dispenser – for tasks of verification of measuring systems for compressed gas fuels for vehicles, in period from February 22-26, 2016. read more..
Training Regarding the Requirements of Standard ISO/IEC 17065: 2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services
During January 2016, in Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM) were held trainings in connection with the requirements of standard ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity assessment – requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services, organized by the StandCert, company for certification and supervision from Belgrade.
The first training was held on January 12, 2016, in order to inform employees with the requirements of standard ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for bodies certifying products, processes and services, and then on January 13 and 14, followed by training for internal auditors according to the requirements of the aforementioned stadard. These trainings were held as part of the preparations for the forthcoming accreditation of the DMDM certification body for measuring instruments.read more..