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Lithuanian Metrology System

 The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.ukmin.lt/web/en/), according to the Law on Metrology, is responsible for the formation of metrology policy, coordination of uniformity of measurements in Lithuania, carrying out implementation of legal metrological regulation, as well as for exchange of information on notification of bodies with the other EU member states.

 

State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and technology (FTMC) performs the functions of a National Metrology Institute. FTMC together with the national standards laboratories from LEI and VMC, are authorised by the Government of Lithuania to develop and maintain national measurement standards. 

The national standards laboratories create, maintain, use and improve national standards, assure assignment of reproduced measurement quantities, maintain international traceability in the fields allocated to them and represent Lithuania in the activities of international metrological organisations in the scope of their competence.

 

According to the Resolution of the Government of Lithuania No. 595 of 25 June 2014 on the approval, maintenance and use of national measurement standards, and approval of the list of national measurement standards and national standard laboratories, laboratories were authorized to develop and keep national standards. The development of national measurement standards is being performed in line with the aforementioned Resolution, as well as the needs and economical capabilities of Lithuania.

Verification and calibration of measuring instruments and standards is performed by the stock companies – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys Metrology Centres (MCs) and private accredited laboratories for calibration and testing of certain kinds of measuring instruments, which are appointed by the Ministry of Economy. 

 

Accredited and designated by the Ministry of Economy bodies carries out metrological conformity assessment in respect of pre-packaged goods or measuring containers, affixes respective marks and (or) issue documents ascertaining conformity.

 

Notified bodies carry out conformity assessment activities according to the EU legislation. 

 

The Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate (http://www.metrinsp.lt/2/) was established according to the Law on Metrology of Lithuania and performs the tasks of market surveillance for measuring instruments, which are under the metrological control, for prepackaged goods and measuring containers also for quantity of weighted, counted measured and dosed products.

At Kaunas University of Technology established the Institute of Metrology (http://metrologija.ktu.edu/), whose tasks are organization, coordination and execution of research in the field of metrology, as well as training of specialists in metrology.

 

There is a Technical Committee “Metrology” within the Lithuanian Standards Board. It‘s main responsibility is to draft written standards in the metrology field.

    Last Update: 08.08.2017 | Disclaimer & Copyright | Print-Version
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