Measuring Instruments Directive (MID)Most countries around the world have laws to control the function and the precision of meters used when selling goods or services of great economical value to a normal consumer. Within EU these laws are national and the kinds of meters that are controlled can differ from country to country. But the technical requirements of the instruments are now identical, and approvals and certificates will be valid in all member states. SP can assist your company with testing and MID certificates.
Information about our notification can also be found at "NANDO", the web site of EU notified bodies.
All measurements, including environmental stress tests- climatic and mechanical, EMC, LVD, ATEX and software tests are performed at SP premises. We can also assist with quality system assessments.
The complete directive can be downloaded from the Metrology Web Site of EU. Links to other related organisations such as WELMEC and OIML can also be found here. More info about the certification process at SP is available here.
Swedish regulations in force
A number of new legal documents implement MID in Sweden from October 30, 2006. More information about this (in Swedish only) can be found at SWEDAC.
The route to the market can start now!
For a manufacturer or supplier of measuring instruments it is of course of utmost importance to minimize the time-to-market in this new situation! The first steps can be taken already now! SP is a Notified Body and offers accredited type testing in accordance with MID-requirements.