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6. 8. 2009

Completion of the first international project of weighing instruments supervision in Slovenia and Austria

Completion of the first international project of weighing instruments supervision in Slovenia and Austria

In spring 2009, the first joint market control project was initiated by the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Austria.   From Slovenia, the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia took part in the project, while the project participant from Austria was the Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying).  The aim of the project was to record the correctness and accuracy of operation of non-automatic weighing instruments of 30 kg maximum capacity used for various purposes (in shops, fishmonger’s shops, butcher’s shops) and to compare the results in the two countries. Two percent of all “commercial” weighing instruments in use have been examined in each country, which means 190 weighing instruments in Slovenia and 1016 weighing instruments in Austria.  
  
At the final meeting, held on 29 and 30 July 2009 in Vienna, the following representatives from the two institutes were present: from the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia the project manager Dušanka Škrbić and from the Budesamt fur Eich-und Vermessunswesen, Dr Ludwig Turnewald and Günther Thin.
 
The final project report will be published in the following month.  On the basis of the results, it can already be established that weighing instruments are accurate and the results of both countries comparable, which demonstrates that the system of control over non-automatic weighing instruments in Slovenia is well regulated, so consumers need not worry and can have confidence in the accuracy of these instruments.