New Calibration and Measurement Capabilities or CMC of the country through the National Metrology Laboratory of the Philippines in the field of Thermometry was recently approved and published in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) Key Comparison Database (KCDB) on November 2015.
The Philippines now has registered CMCs covering the measurement fields of Thermometry and Mass, with CMCs in Mass previously published in the database in December 2013.
The publication of CMC in the Database means that the country’s metrological competence, is recognized by peer national metrology institutes (NMI) all over the world. It further means the acceptance of the calibration certificates issued by that NMI in 98 institutes worldwide and 153 designated institutes participating in the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
Internationally recognized metrological competence in a country is fundamental to guarantee reliable testing and analyses, and lays the foundation for international acceptance of the results.
The approval of CMC is based on three essential elements:
Once approved, it is then published in a single, world-wide publicly available database (http://kcdb.bipm.org) accessible to everyone.
View CMC of the Philippines: