Software in measuring instruments

RISE can evaluate software in measuring instruments in respect of risks of incorrect measurements or measured values, based on the requirements of the EU Measuring Instruments Directive and corresponding WELMEC guidelines.

Software evaluation is performed in accordance with an accredited test method.  In addition to the software evaluation, information and guidance on the interpretation of the WELMEC Guide 7.2 is offered. The WELMEC Guide can be interpreted for electricity meters, taximeters, weighing instruments and fuel dispensing pumps.

The MID specifies requirements

Measuring instrument manufacturers face new challenges in ensuring that certain instruments meet the requirements of the Measuring Instruments Directive (2014/32/EU).  The Directive applies to all types of measuring instruments, such as water meters, gas meters, electricity meters (active power), heat meters, metering systems for liquids other than water, automatic weighing instruments and taximeters. 

The MID applies throughout the EU

With approved test results and an MID certificate for a measuring instrument, manufacturers can reach the entire EU market.  The necessary approval procedure consists of evaluation of the instrument's software in accordance with WELMEC Guide 7.2. 

Measuring Instruments Directive (MID)

MID - a new European directive for measureing instruments. We can assist your company with testing and certificates...Read more...

Related Information


Evaluation of software Functional safety

Business Areas

RISE Safety and Transport

Contact Persons

Urban Blomqvist

Phone: +46 10 516 58 87

Niclas Hjelm

Phone: +46 10 516 57 05

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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