Pattern approval certificate (PAC) of measuring instrument (Metrology Certificate) - this document confirms the compliance of measuring instrument with legal requirements and issued by Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandard). The issued certificate guarantees that the measuring instrument is approved for use in the Russian Federation.
Pattern approval certificate of measuring instrument is valid for the period of 5 years, and then it is necessary to pass the procedure of prolongation. PAC for single-piece measuring instruments - unlimited.
According to the requirements, which are set by appropriate legislation, the certificate is issued only after testing (researches), which allow to define accuracy, compliance of all parameters with permissible errors. To obtain Metrology Certificate it is necessary to carry out activities, such as:
Certification of measuring instruments also implies the approval of verification procedures, test certificate execution. Upon receipt of the positive testing results, the decision that the measuring instrument can obtain metrological certificate is made, and it contains the following information:
Certification of measuring instruments in Russia - is an indispensable complex of tests, ensuring the safety of human life and health.