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Legal Metrology in Lithuania

Summary information in PDF format is available here.  

 

Information updated as of 01.06.2020.

Organizational structure in LM

1. Organizations involved:

 

The Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania is in charge of formation the policy of Metrology in Lithuania and notification of bodies to other EU Member States.  

 

Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate under the Ministry of Economy and Innovation controls how legal and natural persons observe the Law on Metrology of the Republic of Lithuania and other legal acts related to legal metrology. The Inspectorate executes state metrological inspection control of the condition and use of measuring instruments and the product quantities, protects the rights of the state and consumers from the effects of incorrect and illegal measurements. The Inspectorate maintains the Lithuanian State Register of Measuring Instruments and provides designation to bodies performing national type examination and metrological verification of measuring instruments.  

 

Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (LA) accredits testing and calibration laboratories, certification bodies for products, quality and environmental management systems and persons and inspection bodies. LA also assesses certification and inspection bodies and testing laboratories proposed by authorized institutions for notification to perform conformity assessment procedures according to the New Approach Directives.  

 

2. Type approval bodies  

Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate (responsible for national type approval) and Notified bodies (conformity assessment for NAWID and MID) listed:  

 

- Lithuanian Energy Institute Laboratory of Heat Equipment Research and Testing (Notified Body number 1621). Legislation: 2014/32/EU Measuring Instruments Directive (ex-2004/22/EC). Water Meters (Annex III MI-001) and Thermal Energy Meters (Annex VI MI-004): Annex II - Module B (EU type-examination), Annex II - Module D (Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process) and Annex II - Module F (Conformity to type based on instrument verification). Measuring Instruments for Liquids Other than Water (Annex VII MI-005): Annex II - Module F (Conformity to type based on instrument verification).  

 

- Stock Company “Vilnius Metrology Center “(Notified Body number 1398). Legislation: 2014/31/EU Non-automatic weighing instruments (ex-2009/23/EC) Annex II - Module F (Conformity to type based on product verification); 2014/32/EU Measuring Instruments Directive (ex-2004/22/EC). Automatic Weighing Instruments (Annex VIII MI-006): Annex II - Module F (Conformity to type based on instrument verification).  

 

- Joint Stock Company Vakaru “Imega” (Notified Body number 2419). Legislation: 2014/31/EU Non-automatic weighing instruments (ex-2009/23/EC). Annex II - Module F (Conformity to type based on product verification).  

 

- Joint Stock Company „Patikra” (Notified Body number 2867) Legislation: 2014/31/EU (ex-2009/23/EC) Non-automatic weighing instruments, Annex II – Module F (Conformity to type based on product verification).  

 

3. Verification bodies are designated by Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate. There are 28 institutions carrying out the verification of measuring instruments, 7 institutions carrying out national type examination of measuring instruments and 47 38 institutions carrying out the verification of tachographs

Units

Information is not provided

Law on metrology

All legislation posted in Lithuanian official Journal “Teisėkūros žinios” and they are published in the e-Register of Legislation ( https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalActSearch)

The Law on metrology of the Republic of Lithuania of 9 July, 1996

Technical Regulations on measuring instruments of 30 October, 2015

https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/1c8984707f4a11e59a1ed226d1cbceb5/asr

Technical Regulations on prepackages and measuring containers of 25 September, 2015

https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/97afa71063c011e5b316b7e07d98304b?jfwid=q8i88ls5l

Technical Regulations on non-automatic weighing instruments of 19 November, 2015

https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/e9aadc41974311e5a69681f9674b7edd?jfwid=9fbgs9ae6

Rules of Legal Metrological Regulation of Measuring Instruments of 24 October, 2014

https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalActEditions/lt/TAD/d3cf8ac05bc011e4b240c0fa7489cd0e

Note: Please read actual consolidated versions of legislation.  

 

The Law on metrology determines the fields of using measuring instruments, where verification is mandatory:

1. the value of goods, services, content and value of direct sales transactions between the buyer and the seller and for some goods and services, if their measured quantity causes price;

2. the fine and the amount of damages awarded;

3. health care, veterinary, environmental and work conditions safety;

4. banking, taxation, customs and postal operations;

5. the measurement of law enforcement and the state and control institutions.

List of MIs within the field of Legal Metrology or scope of state regulation

Information is not provided

Type approval

1. Legal and technical requirements for type approval

2. Bodies, responsible for type approval

3. Bodies, responsible for testing for type approval

4. Recognition of OIML certificates

 

Information is not provided

Verification

1. Legal and technical requirements for initial and periodic verification

Information is not provided

 

2. Bodies for verification

Information is not provided

 

3. RVIs for MIs

3.1 The list of measuring instruments referred to legal metrology and time intervals between verifications are approved by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania of 1 August, 2014,  

https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalActEditions/lt/TAD/07d931c019bf11e4988dd8c7447f8ac5

Note: Please read actual consolidated version of this legislation.

 

3.2 In Lithuania the following RVIs (years) are currently valid for the following MIs:

 

 

Dimensional measuring instruments
Length measuring instruments2
Length measuring instruments used in milk refrigerator-containers5
Length measuring instruments used for wood and landed property measurement (except GPS)3
Dimensional measuring instruments (length, area and multidimensional measuring instruments)2
Measuring sieves2
Distance meters, level measuring instruments, theodolites and tacheometers2
Instruments for motoring lamps regulation1
Mass measuring instruments
Non-automatic and automatic weighing instruments (except non-automatic and automatic car, rail wagon and bunker weighing instruments)2
Non-automatic and automatic car, rail wagon and bunker weighing instruments1
Measuring instruments used to determine the mass per storage volume of grain2
Force measuring instruments
Dynamometers and dynamometric keys1
Pressure measuring instruments
Manometers1
Manometers used in the inlets of heating points in buildings2
Barometers2
Traction measuring instruments2
Vehicle tyre pressure measuring instruments1
Pressure transducers and pressure recorders2
Movement measuring instruments
Taximeters together with signal generators1
Tachographs2
Air (gas) speed measuring instruments2
Vehicle speed meters (stationery and mobile)1
Vehicle brake parameters measuring instruments1
Gas and liquids measuring instruments
Diaphragm measuring instruments for liquids, vapors, gases and heat2
Heat meters in heat sources and inlets of buildings2
Heat meters in apartments and individual houses4
 Diaphragm gas meters for household use, which size is up to G6 inclusive12 (+6 years, if results of verification by sampling is satisfies the requirements)
Diaphragm gas meters for commercial use, which size from G10 to G25 inclusive 8
Rotary-type gas meters4
Turbine, vortex and ultrasonic gas meters 2
Conversion devices with pressure transmitters2
Conversion devices without pressure transmitters5
Water meters at building inlets2
Water meters in apartments and individual houses6
Water meters of a nominal diameter of 150 mm or more4
Other water meters2
Petrol and oil pumps, oil meters1
Measuring instruments  and measuring systems of liquids other than water except petrol and oil pumps, oil meters2
Glass capacity serving measuresEC initial verification only
Capacity serving measures from other materials2
Laboratory glassware (flasks, cylinders, pipettes, burettes, beakers, test tubes)5
Laboratory volumetric measuring instruments from other materials2
Piston-operated volumetric apparatus  (pipettes, burettes, dispensers)1
Liquid tanks (except on ships)5
Liquid tanks on ships12
Waste water flow measuring instruments4
Physical and chemical measuring instruments
Density measuring instruments (glass)5
Density measuring instruments (other materials)  1
Humidity measuring instruments Humidity measuring instruments 2
Viscosity measuring instruments (glass)5
Viscosity measuring instruments (other materials)  1
Dust and smoke analyzers1
Measuring instruments for milk fat and protein content (glass)5
Measuring instruments for milk fat and protein content (other materials)1
Alcohol in human body measuring instruments0.5
Smoke measuring instruments for diesel engines1
Exhaust gas analysers0.5
pH-meters1
Vehicle glass transparency measuring instruments2
Temperature measuring instruments
Glass thermometers (other than medical)5
Electric, electronic thermometers2
Bimetallic, manometric thermometers1
Temperature recorders2
Optical and optical-physical measuring instruments
Illuminance measuring instruments1
Flame photometers1
Photoelectric colorimeters1
Solid, liquid and gaseous fuel calorimeters1
Polarimeters, refractometers, spectrophotometers1
Acoustic and vibration measuring instruments
Noise measuring instruments2
measuring instruments1
Measuring instruments for electrical quantities
Inductive single-phase electrical energy meters 16 (+6 years, if results of verification by sampling is satisfies the requirements)
Inductive triphase electrical energy meters12 (+6 years, if results of verification by sampling is satisfies the requirements)
Electronic electrical energy meters12 (+6 years, if results of verification by sampling is satisfies the requirements)
Measuring transformers8
Earthing, insulation resistance measuring instruments1
Electric field strength measuring instruments2
Time and frequency measuring instruments
Super high frequency field strength measuring instruments1
Chronometers2
Telephone call volume and duration accounting systems5
Vehicle parking watches1
Radio technical measuring instruments
Radio interference measuring instruments2
Super high frequency power and its density measuring instruments2
Electromagnetic field strength measuring instruments2
Measuring instruments for ionizing radiation
Dosimeters and dose rate meters1
Radiometers and contamination meters1
Dosimeters-radiometers and combined meters with dose (dose rate) and contamination measurement function1
Medical devices with measuring function
Audio tone and speech audiometers2
Glass body temperature measuring instruments5
Electronic body temperature measuring devices1
Non-invasive sphygmomanometers2
Eye tonometers1
Pedal ergometers2

 

  4. Other national requirements for verification

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Conformity assessment for MIs

1. Brief description of the system

2. Bodies for assessment of conformity with the type

 

Information is not provided

Prepackages

1. Legal requirements for controlling prepackages

2. Documents, setting requirements for prepackages

3. Bodies, involved in control of prepackages

4. Other national requirements for prepackages


Information is not provided

Metrological supervision

Information is not provided

Metrological supervision

Information is not provided

Legal metrology practitioners

Information is not provided

Sanctions

Information is not provided

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