Inspection bodies verify measuring instruments
Measuring instruments are verified by inspection bodies approved by Tukes. When the verification of a measuring instrument is about to expire, the company responsible for the operation of the measuring device or another party using the measurement results orders verification from an inspection body.
Due to its work queues, the inspection body may move the time of verification by 4 months at maximum. The inspection body informs the customer of the decision to move the time of verification in writing.
Consumption measurement instruments, i.e. water, electrical energy, gas and thermal energy meters, can be verified in accordance with the procedures approved by the inspection body under the law.
|Inspection body||Identifier||Verification services
offered by the inspection body
|Scales||Liquid fuel meters||Beer taps|
KIWA Inspecta Tarkastus
Offices: Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kemi, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku, Vantaa, Ylivieska
KIWA Inspecta Tarkastus carries out all duties of an inspection body in accordance with the Measuring Instruments Act on all measuring instruments and non-automatic scales within the scope of application and methods of the act.
In addition, KIWA Inspecta Tarkastus act as a notified body in accordance with the NAWI Directive and the Measuring Instruments Directive with the identifier 0424.
High power measurements:
Operating area: entire Finland
Inspection body as referred to
Scheduled verification of scales
DEKRA Industrial Oy
In accordance with the Measuring Instruments Act (707/2011),
Table. Inspection bodies approved by Tukes for the in-service verification of measuring instruments. The inspection bodies carry out inspections of measuring instruments in accordance with their scope of accreditation.
Measuring Instruments Act 707/2011
Government Decree on Measuring Instruments 471/2014
Government Decree on Non-Automatic Scales 1431/2016
Government Decree on Essential Requirements, Demonstration of Compliance and Specific Technical Requirements of Measuring Instruments 1432/2016
Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EU (MID)
Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive 2014/31/EU (NAWID)
Council Directive 76/211/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain prepackaged products
Council Directive 75/107/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to bottles used as measuring containers
Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement
Directive 2009/34/EC relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control
Website of the European Commission on legal metrology and pre-packaged products
The European Commission’s list on the harmonised standards of the MID
NANDO database Database of the European Commission on notified bodies
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology
WELMEC (The body for the promotion of European cooperation in legal metrology)