Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng.
Volume 5, Number 3, 2014
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||03 November 2014|
Development of a system to increase the legal metrological control of measuring instruments in Brazil
National Institute of Metrology, Technology and Quality (INMETRO),
General-Coordination of the Brazilian Network of Legal Metrology and Quality (Cored), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Accepted: 10 June 2014
This article presents the development of a system used by the Brazilian Network of Legal Metrology and Quality – INMETRO and its delegated public bodies to increase the coverage of mandatory periodic verification on measuring instruments in Brazil, especially non automatic weighing instruments. Based on a governmental database of active establishments that allowed the choice of an specific economic activity, the system provides a list of establishments where measuring instruments are used to commercial transitions and, therefore, subject to periodic mandatory verification. As a result, the use of system increased the number of measuring instruments controlled in Brazil, revealed areas for improvement and provided references to set goals.
Key words: Legal metrology / mandatory periodic verification / measuring instruments
© EDP Sciences 2014
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