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26. 3. 2009

Seminar EURAMET -Action on the control of articles of precious metals

Seminar EURAMET -Action on the control of articles of precious metals

Today, 26 March 2009, the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, in cooperation with the State Office for Metrology of the Republic of Croatia within the framework of EURAMET-Action, carried out the training of experts in its laboratory in Celje, in the area of control of articles of precious metals.   
During the first part of the meeting, all participants were acquainted in detail with the operation of the Metrology Institute of the Republic of, Slovenia in the area of precious metals and with different innovations introduced by legislation as well as with the procedure of precious metal control itself.   During the second part of the meeting, the participants further upgraded their theoretical knowledge in the laboratories of the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and also with a professional visit to Zlatarne Celje, guided by Mr Poharc.
The expert meeting and training was attended by representatives of most institutions in the countries of South-Eastern Europe that are competent for the certification of conformity of articles of precious metals and to whom such meetings and training are of great help on the way to accreditation of their own laboratories.

A new subgroup WG5-1 will be set up, which will work on the updating of Guideline 5.2 in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 765/2008 regarding the responsibility relating to EPOS problems and the reconstruction of the WG5 website.   The members of the sub-group have not yet been nominated, but the sub-group will meet in September in London.