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Monday, 15 November 2021

Obuka iz oblasti mase

U Direkciji za mere i dragocene metale (u daljem tekstu DMDM) 10. novembra 2021. godine organizovana je obuka u oblasti merila mase.

Obuku su održali Dragan Pantić, rukovodilac Grupe za masu, silu i pritisak i Boris Laštro, metrolog za pritisak – koordinator.

Obuka se sastojala od teorijskog i praktičnog dela u vezi sa postavkama metode ispitivanja elektronskih mernih i pokaznih uređaja u skladu sa smernicama datim u WELMEC 2.1 (Guide for Testing Indicators (Non-automatic Weighing Instruments). Obuci su prisustvovali metrolozi iz Nacionalnog metrološkog instituta Bosne i Hercegovine: Haris Memić, Azmir Alić i Ešef Dević, kao i  Ivan Panić iz DMDM.

Ujedno, na obuci su razmenjena dosadašnja iskustva u ovoj oblasti.

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Representative of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Jasmina Lazarevic, metrologist for  ACV and ACI in the Section for Electrical Quantities, Time and Frequency participated in work of EURAMET Subcommittee of the Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism: DC & Quantum Metrology from 20th to 21st of October, 2021 which was held via video conference.

The organizer of the meeting was EURAMET, with participation of 39 experts, representatives of national metrology institutes (NMI).

Activities of all subcommittees that belong to the Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism were presented, the status of current and planned research programs, current European Metrology Network (EMN). Projects related to traceability and writing of guidelines for calibration results of current and finished key comparisons, as well as plans for additional comparisons, were presented.

In the presentation on EURAMET Capacity Building activities, part related to knowledge transfer was presented, also a platform for remote training that exists on the BIPM website was presented.  It is planed to constantly improve the platform and to provide opportunities for constant trainings in different fields of metrology.     

During the process of recertification, the Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals (hereinafter: the Directorate), once again successfully confirmed the compliance of the integrated system with the requirements of SRPS ISO 9001: 2015, SRPS ISO 14001: 2015 and SRPS ISO 45001: 2018.

During this assessment the existing scope of certification was expanded to include the following processes: calibration/testing of measuring instruments; type approval of measuring instruments/ certification of measuring instruments; verification of measuring instruments; development of new and improvement of existing measurement standards of the Republic of Serbia, including  calibration methods; testing and hallmarking of precious metals articles; approval of manufacturers hallmark, importers hallmark, including representatives, as well as approval of fulfilment of conditions for testing and hallmarking of precious metal articles in business premises;  deciding on entry in the register of purchasers of precious metals articles; metrological supervision of measuring instruments and use of measuring units; supervision on the work of authorized bodies for verification of measuring instruments; supervision on precious metals articles; use of state marks by authorized bodies; extraordinary review of measuring instruments in use; authorizing for performing verification of measuring instruments; conformity assessment based on quality assurance of the production process; conformity assessment based on unit verification of measuring instruments.

The certified integrated management system includes the following locations: headquarters of the Directorate in Belgrade, Department for Metrological Inspection Belgrade, Department for Metrological Inspection Kruševac, Group for Metrological Inspection Niš. Group for Metrological Inspection Novi Sad, Group for Metrological Inspection Subotica and Group for Metrological Inspection Zrenjanin.

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Ending Daylight Saving Time

On the basis of the Law on time calculation („Official Gazette of SCG”, No. 20/06) in 2021 daylight saving time ends on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in 3 h 00 min 00 s, so that, by moving back by one hour, the time of 3 h 00 min 00 s counts as 2 h 00 min 00 s.

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On September 2, 2021 the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) published new calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC) of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals in the field of pressure in the KCDB 2.0 database based upon significant results achieved in international comparisons EURAMET.M. P-S18 and EURAMET.M. P-S13. For the first time calibration and measurement capability of all kinds of standards and measuring instrument in the range from 10 MPa to 100 MPa was published. More information regarding CMC in the field of pressure can be found in the database KCDB, BIPM.
Representatives of the Bureau of Metrology from Northern Macedonia, Bianka Mangutova Stoilkovska, Head of Quality and Mass Laboratory, and Mihajlo Miškovski, Head of the Department of Human Resources, visited Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals on September 21, 2021.
The expert visit included an exchange of experiences in the field of legal metrology, metrology of physical quantities of mass and pressure.

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In Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, on September 21, 2021, an internal training was held for the employees of the Section for verification of measuring instruments. The topic of the training was: Use of the portal for entering records on verified measuring instruments.
The training was held by Jasmina Pavlović, Head of the Information Technology and Communication Group.

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By the decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia number: 119-8282 / 2021 from September 9, 2021, Zoran Damnjanović was appointed acting assistant director of the Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals - Sector for Control and Supervision.

Representative of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Ljiljana Mićić, Head of Group for volume and flow actively participated in EURAMET Technical Committee for Flow (EURAMET TC-F) from August 30 to September 2, 2021, as well as in meetings of the subcommittee for gas flow, liquid flow, speed of fluids and volume of liquid, which took place via video conference.
The host of the meeting was EURAMET and it was attended by 78 eminent experts, representatives of national metrology institutes (NMI), and designated laboratories from 29 countries.
At the meeting statuses of current research programs, current European metrology networks (EMN) as well as activities regarding CIPM MRA were presented. Also, results of current and finished key and additional comparisons were presented, as well as a plan of foreseen international comparisons.
At the meeting of the subcommittee for the volume of liquid, Ljiljana Mićić as coordinator of EURAMET project 1533 – Comparison of piston-operated volumetric instruments presented information on additional comparison which is planned to be realized in the next period among eleven NMIs.

Within the project “Support to the Quality Infrastructure in Serbia” that conducts the National metrology institute of Germany (PTB) five days training was organized in the Directorate of measures and precious metals (hereinafter: DMDM). The training in the field of acoustics, sub-field sound in the air took place from 16th to 20th of August 2021.

The training, which was based on the exchange of previous experience in this sub-field was held by Marin Chushkov, contact person for acoustics at EURAMET on behalf of the Bulgarian National Metrology Institute (BIM) and Boris Mihajlov, general manager of the accredited acoustics laboratory and general representative of B&K (Brüel & Kjær) for Bulgaria. The training consisted of theoretical and practical work related to the principles of measurement, measurement uncertainties, measurement method settings in DMDM, as well as a software solution for collecting and processing measurement results.

The training was attended by metrologists from DMDM: Slobodan Zelenika, Head of Group for length, optical quantities and acoustics, Gordana Stefanović, metrologist for acoustics, roughness and shapes and Neboša Stanković, metrologist for lengths. All of the participants of the training expressed satisfaction, both because of the information received and because of the good and efficient organization of training in DMDM.

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Representatives of the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Nikola Petrović, Acting Assistant Director for Sector for metrology development, Boban Zarkov from the Group for length, optical quantities and acoustics, Dragan Pantić from the Group for mass, force and pressure, Nikola Božović from the Section for electrical quantities, time and frequency and Predrag Selaković from the Group for volume and flow on July 13 and August 10 and 11, 2021, attended a seminar entitled “Application of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards with demonstration of immunity testing in laboratories”.

The seminar was held in the Joint stock company for quality testing "Kvalitet" a.d. Nis..

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Representatives of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Marina Pavićević metrologist for electrical resistance and Jasmina Lazarević, metrologist for AC voltage and electricity in the Section for Electrical Quantities, Time and Frequency attended from 2nd to 3rd of June, 2021 the EURAMET Subcommittee of the Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism: DC & Quantum Metrology.

Representative of Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Jasmina Lazarević, metrologist in the Section for Electrical Quantities, Time and Frequency participated on June 14th and 15th, 2021 in the work of EURAMET Subcommittee of Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism (Subcommittee Low Frequency) which took place via video connection.
The meeting was organized by EURAMET, in the presence of 42 eminent experts, representatives of national metrology institutes (NMI) from different countries of the world.
At the meeting were presented new development projects related to new technologies, especially Josephson standard for application in the field of AC voltage, as well as results of current and finished EMPIR projects.

DMDM representative Dr Jelena Bebic, Head of group for Metrology in Chemistry, participated at 37th EURACHEM General Assembly, hosted by Czech Republic, held on-line.

Eurachem is a network of organisations in Europe, having the objective of establishing a system for the international traceability of chemical measurements and the promotion of good quality practices.this Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals represents Serbia in EURACHEM, as a full member.

EURACHEM General Assembly had 49 participants, the election of new management representatives was done, activities in 2020 were presented, published papers, as well as the national reports for the last year, from all members.
More information at:https://www.eurachem.org/.

Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (hereinafter: DMDM) marked the World Metrology Day on May 20, 2021. On that ocasion an online conference was held on the topic "Measurement for Health".

World Metrology Day is marked on the occasion of the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention, which in 1875 established a framework for international cooperation in the field of metrology for industrial, trade and social applications. As a signatory to the Meter Convention since 1879, Serbia has been applying the International System of Units for 142 years. Every year, more attention is paid to a certain topic, so in 2021, the topic of the World Metrology Day is "Measurement for Health".

In previous years, the emphasis was on the revision of the International SI System of Units, as well as on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which was an unavoidable topic when it came to progress and development. However, the Covid-19 pandemic brought many unexpected situations, so all resources and knowledge are focused on researching new ways of working and applying technology in the field of health. Metrology is already widely used in diagnostics and treatment, as well as in the continuous improvement of medical devices in order to provide accurate and reliable measurements.

The European and world metrological community is already working hard on the development of new methods and improvement of measurement systems, and through cooperation with scientific and international metrological organizations, DMDM provides exchange and transmission of information of importance to the public in our country. In this regard, within the European Regional Metrology Organization, numerous research and development projects are underway to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and to develop measurement methods and techniques to support diagnosis and treatment.

For example, research deals with the development of accurate and reliable tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus, then the improvement of tests and the development of new software for detection of cardiovascular diseases, the development of new methods in the fight against antibiotic resistance, the development of software and others. Metrology, as a science of measurement, plays an important role in responding to the global public health crisis and in finding answers to the questions that the health system is looking for.

During the conference folowing topics were presented:

  • Metrology of ionizing radiation doses in the function of health protection - Dr Miloš Živanović, Institute of Nuclear Science ,,Vinča”
  • Traceability of measurements of ozone concetration in ambiental air - Jasmina Zukan Banović, DMDM
  • Role and importance of Laboratory for optical quantities in human health and safety protection - Boban Zarkov, DMDM
  • Traceability in the field of ultrasound therapy - Boris Laštro, DMDM
  • Techniques/methods of noninvasive blood pressure measurement - Dragan Pantić, DMDM
  • EMPIR project: Metrology in drug delivery - Predrag Selaković, DMDM
  • Practical application of metrology in healthcare - dr. Sunčica Panić, KBC ,,Dr Dragiša Mišović-Dedinje”

At the end of the conference, it was pointed out that DMDM will continue to address the challenges in the field of measurement, as well as that it will continue to develop and ensure the application of appropriate measurement infrastructure in order to prevent and improve our health.

Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (hereinafter: DMDM), Group for length, optical quantities and acoustics, plans to organize for interested accredited and other laboratories inter-laboratory comparison (PT Scheme) in the field of dimensional quantities:

1. Calibration of line scales All interested laboratories from country and region that want to participate in mentioned comparison, PT Scheme may submit their request/application in free form on address: Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, 11000 Belgrade, Mike Alasa 14, on e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 14.06.2021.

Participating laboratories will bear the costs of inter-laboratory comparison and the costs of transporting objects of calibration. Laboratories are required to provide transportation to the following participating laboratory, in accordance with schedule from technical protocol of comparison. DMDM, as a pilot laboratory, after collecting applications, will submit a technical protocol to all participants in the comparison and determine the start of stated activity.

The costs paid to the DMDM account for comparison purposes amount to RSD 34,000.00. It is also necessary to pay two Republic administrative fees in the amount of 320.00 RSD.

May 20 is the World Metrology Day, which is marked on the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875. This agreement provides the basis for a globally coherent measurement system that supports scientific discovery and innovation, industrial production and international trade, as well as improving the quality of life, health and the environment. The theme of World Metrology Day 2021 is “Measurement for Health”. This topic was chosen in order to create awareness of the important role that measurement plays in health, and thus the well-being of each of us

Around the world, national metrological institutes are constantly improving metrology - the science of measurement, development and validation of new measurement methods with less measurement uncertainty. National metrology institutes participate in measurement comparisons coordinated by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide.

The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is developing international recommendations aimed at harmonizing metrological requirements around the world in many areas. OIML also manages the OIML Certification System (OIML -CS) which facilitates international acceptance and global trade in measuring instruments that are subject of legal control. International metrology organizations provide the necessary confidence in measurement results, providing a sound basis for today’s global trade and helping us prepare for future challenges. World Metrology Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of all people working in intergovernmental and national metrology organizations and institutes around the world.

The Law on Precious Metal Articles was published in the "Official Gazette of RS", No. 47/21 of May 10, 2021. This Law shall enter into force on May 18, 2021, except of Article 25 of this Law, which shall apply on the day of accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union.

The new law harmonizes with the Law on Inspection Supervision and the Law on General Administrative Procedure and improves the system of control of precious metal items. Additionally, the purchase of used items made of precious metals is elaborated and the term purchaser is introduced, who will purchase used items made of precious metals at the designated purchase point and on that occasion issue a purchase certificate.

The law specifies the provisions relating to supervision in the field of precious metals. Namely, the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals retains the authority to supervise precious metal objects and producers of these objects, and market inspectors will supervise the turnover of objects and purchasers of objects, in accordance with this and the law governing trade records and market surveillance. The proposed improvements of legal solutions contribute to more efficient control and improvement of supervision over the trade of precious metal items.

The law abolished the possibility of authorizing bodies for examination and stamping of cases, considering that since 2011, when that possibility was introduced, there were no interested business entities in performing these tasks. The term deposit of the trademark of manufacturers, importers and agents, which has been valid for 10 years so far, has also been abolished, which facilitates the business of these economic entities.

Consumers, ie buyers of precious metal items, are provided with an extraordinary examination of the fineness of precious metal items in DMDM, which represents additional protection when purchasing these items.
The new legal solutions provide high quality items made of precious metals on the market, as well as fair market competition in order to protect the interests of both consumers and manufacturers, importers, or representatives of items made of precious metals.

On the day this law enters into force, the Law on Control of Precious Metal Objects ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 36/11 and 15/16), the Rulebook on the manner of performing control and the degree of fineness of gold semi-finished products for dental prosthetic objects ("Official Gazette of the FRY", No. 8/95), Rulebook on conditions and manner of authorizing economic entities and other legal entities to perform testing and stamping of precious metals, as well as testing of precious metals and their alloys "Official Gazette of RS", No. 116/13) and the Rulebook on the Form and Content of the Official Identity Card of a Person Authorized to Supervise Precious Metal Objects (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 35/13) shall cease to apply.

Retrieved from: https://tehnis.privreda.gov.rs/sr/vesti/zakonodavne-novine/888/zakon-o-predmetima-od-dragocenih-metala.html

Representative of the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Tamara Đekić, executant on quality affairs in the Certification Group, in the period from 20 to 22 April 2021, attended the meeting of the Technical Committee for Quality of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes - EURAMET TC-Q.

The meeting, which was held via video conference, was attended by about 60 representatives of national metrological institutes, appointed institutes, as well as other related organizations such as COOMET, SIM, EA. During the meeting, novelties and current events in the field of application of the requirements of the SRPS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards were presented by periodic review of quality management systems, which are one of the ways to provide connectivity in internationally recognized measurement and calibration capabilities. This year, the following institutes presented their systems: Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBiH), Lithuania (FTMC, LEI), Kingdom of Norway (JV, DSA, NILU), Slovak Republic (SMU), Kingdom of Denmark (DFM, HBK-DPLA, DTI, FORCE, TRESKAL, DTU) and the Kingdom of Sweden (RISE, SSM).

In the "Official Gazette of RS", number 41/21 of April 23, 2021, the Rulebook on the road and railway tanks with level measurement was published. This Rulebook prescribes in more detail the requirements for road and railway tanks with level measurement, their marking, documentation, method of determining the fulfillment of requirements, measurement methods, method of testing the type of road and railway tanks with level measurement, as well as the manner and conditions of verification of these tanks.

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