Common rules for instruments, Directive 2004/22/EC on measuring instruments, has been adopted by European Parliament and published in the Official Journal in April 2004 and is valid all over the European Union since October, 2006
The Directive specifies that: Member States should as a general rule prescribe legal metrological control. Where legal metrological control is prescribed, only measuring instruments complying with the common performance requirements should be used.
The Directive also states that: Legal metrological control should not lead to barriers to the free movement of measuring instruments. The provisions concerned should be the same in all Member States and proof of conformity accepted throughout the Community.
Meters of electrical energy
The requirements for Meters of electrical energy are specified in European standard EN 50470-1, -2 and -3. All our meters are type approved by a Notified Body to be in accordance with European and IEC norms.
First time verification
ABB is accredited to do first time verification in the production through a MID Annex D approval. This gives us the right to issue meters to the market in EU and EEA with first time verification without any additional body involved. The accredited calibration laboratory is under supervision of SWEDAC (the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment) and carries the registration number SE 1818.