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EU Working Group Measuring Instruments 15 March 2015

posted Dec 17, 2014, 5:08 AM by nobomet secretariat   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 5:30 AM ]

The next EU WG Measuring Instruments will be on 11 March 2015 in Brussels. NoBoMet will participate in this meeting. During the WELMEC meeting in Paris, Daniel Hanekuyk asked the member states and affiliated members to address their questions about the NLF before 1 February 2015. Members of NoBoMet and Manufacturers can sent their questions to the secretariat of NoBoMet: 


posted Dec 17, 2014, 4:55 AM by nobomet secretariat   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 5:04 AM ]

NoBoMet participated in the WELMEC WG8 meeting on 9 and 10 December 2014 in Paris. The following issues are discussed that might be of interest for the members:

Nationally regulated instruments, New Legislative Framework,  Risk Analyses, Modification of instruments in use, Different CE markings, Accreditation and re-notification of NoBo's and Capacity Measures.

Member find more details under the News on the members website

WELMEC WG5 feedback

posted Dec 17, 2014, 4:12 AM by nobomet secretariat   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 5:06 AM ]

Market Surveillance Authorities in EU researched in 2013 and 2014 the conformity of weighing instruments in use. Non-compliance of the instrument was directly communicated with the manufacturer and where necessary also the NoBo who maintains the certifications. Some of our members have already been in contact with the manufacturer and/or market surveillance authority to take appropriate corrective actions.
The workshop was very learning for all parties about the needs for inspection. It was proposed to organize a workshop with the NoBo's preceding the annual NoBoMet meeting in 2015. Members find more details ion the members website News.

Branch organisation Aqua

posted May 27, 2013, 12:59 AM by nobomet secretariat

Serge Frank, General Secretary & Treasurer of "Association Européenne des Fabricants de Compteurs d'Eau et d’Energie Thermique", informed the secretariat to join the NoBoMet meetings as representative of manufactuers of water and heat meters.

Workshop on Software

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:08 AM by nobomet secretariat

I draw your attention to the special workshop on software the PTB is preparing now. This workshop is supported by WELMEC and probably also by OIML. The aim is to bring together experts from different technical disciplines as well as representative from industry, science, testing authorities, notified bodies and regulatory authorities to discuss challenges, approaches and solutions concerning IT-related topics in legal metrology. The main focus this year is directed on the protection of measurement data and related challenges. This involves also remote reading and storage, protection of measurement data in special areas like smart meters, non-automatic weighing machines, billing processes, etc. The guiding theme of the workshop is "Advanced technology meets daily practice".

I hope you will find the time to attend this important workshop yourself or otherwise to promote this workshop within your country. Last year’s session of the workshop was attended by almost 100 participants. From the Notified Bodies which were present, most of them were also member of Working Group 7 and familiar with the issues raised. WELMEC would however welcome the (active) participation of those Notified Bodies which are not a member of working group 7. That way the harmonisation in Europe concerning software related issues in metrology will be brought forward.

I would therefore ask you to active stimulate Notified Bodies and manufacturers to attend this PTB workshop. I am convinced that it will offer an excellent platform for discussion. As soon as more information is available, it will be distributed by the WELMEC secretariat. Just make a note in your diary that the workshop shall be held at PTB in Berlin on November 30th and December 1st, 2011.

Transition period NAWI 10V/m - Announced publication date November

posted Sep 27, 2011, 1:04 AM by nobomet secretariat

The European Commission has announced to publish the note regarding the 10V/m-issue for NAWI’s by the beginning of November. They also announced a transition period of 1 year.
Rumours in the market started after the European Commission announced that harmonised standard EN-45501 (test B 3.4) does not give presumption of conformity for immunity to radiated electromagnetic fields as the test level is only 3 V/m. The state of the art is 10V/m as stated in OIML R 76-1:2006. No transition period was announced.

Transition period

The announced transition period of 1 year should imply that NAWI’s that were already approved can be placed on the market until November 2012.


Take expected change in requirements into consideration

For the time being NMi performs both options (3 V/m and 10 V/m), but we strongly advice our clients to take the expected change in requirements into consideration before taking the decision which levels to use.

Changes of status notified bodies

posted Jul 8, 2011, 7:18 AM by C. Oosterman   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 5:18 AM by nobomet secretariat ]

 After organizational changes Kema obtained a new notification number 2290 (previous 0344). Bartjan Kaptein of Kema informed the secretariat of NoBoMet to be interested in participation. Miscarea Romana pentru Ca litate in Romenia is recently registered for MID with NB 2275.
MetCert GmbH (NB 2185) confirmed its withdraw of notification.  Fundacion Labein in Italy (NB 1860) is not registered anymore as notified body.

Meeting Working Group Measuring Instruments EU

posted Jul 7, 2011, 11:28 PM by C. Oosterman   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 5:19 AM by nobomet secretariat ]

 The working group Measuring Instruments of the EU met on 17 June 2011 in Brussels. The meeting was participated by representatives of manufacturers of measuring instruments, CENCENELEC, BIML and also notified bodies. Pieter van Breugel participated in this meeting as representative of NoBoMet.

Although notified bodies can participate in this working group individually, the participants of the meeting warmly welcomed the idea of the notified bodies working in metrology to establish the NoBoMet platform. As the NoBoMet restricted participation in the platform to notified bodies designated for type examination and quality system approval, a number of notified bodies designated for verification only are excluded. The EU asked the representative of NoBoMet to take participation of these bodies in NoBoMet in consideration.

Contact EU

posted Jul 7, 2011, 5:27 AM by Eveline Janse   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 5:19 AM by nobomet secretariat ]

 On 29 April 2011 Cock Oosterman, secretary NoBoMet, contacted Daniel HaneKuyk of the EU Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry about the establishment of NoBoMet and possible support from the EU.

It is confirmed that there is a possibility for arranging meetings for organizations that are directly involved in the European directives, especially when the impact is of great influence on industry or society. This funding covers the travel and accommodation cost for the chair and the cost for the meeting room.The meetings, with a maximum of ten, should always be held in Brussels. To become qualified for this funding NoBoMet should identify the need for these meetings.As the working group on measuring instruments is already open for notified bodies and the impact of the directives (NAWI, MID) is limited for industry and society, the need for funding for NoBoMet is doubtful.

Mr Hanekuyk invited NoBoMet to the next meeting of the EU working group Measuring Instruments.

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