Vocabulary of legal metrology

Report
International Organization of Legal Metrology
Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale
International cooperation in
metrology
The role of the OIML
Willem KOOL
BIML Assistant Director
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What is the OIML ?
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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)
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OIML Membership
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Metrology
• Metrology is the science of measurement and its
application
• Scientific metrology:
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The definition of measurement units
The realization of primary measurement standards
Traceability to the SI
• Legal metrology:
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practice and process of applying statutory and regulatory
structure and enforcement to metrology
• Industrial / non-regulated metrology
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Legal metrology
• Legislation
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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
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Human and physical resources
Procedures
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OIML publications
• Recommendations (R)
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International standards / model regulations
• OIML Documents (D)
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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
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Global metrology infrastructure
Main driver: international trade (WTO)
Elements:
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Harmonized national regulations
Harmonized standards (non-regulated)
Traceable measurement results
Recognized test laboratories and certification bodies
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International organizations
ISO /
IEC
OIML
WTO
Global Metrology System
BIPM
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ILAC /
IAF
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International cooperation
Example:
Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM)
Member organizations:
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BIPM
OIML
IFCC
IUPAC
IUPAP
ISO
IEC
ILAC
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Metrology vocabularies
• 1956: 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
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VIML and VIM
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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 (1961-1969) was led by Dr Jan Obalski
(1898-1968)
• Dr Obalski was appointed “Member of Honor” of
the CIML
• Currently, TC 1 has a project to develop an
electronic vocabulary
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Entries from the 2013 edition of the VIML
Additional terms validated by a validation team (TVT)
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2014 celebrations
• 95 years GUM
• World Metrology Day
• Theme:
Measurement and the
global energy challenge
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Suggested 2015 celebrations
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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)
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Happy anniversary
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