Laboratory, optical and precision equipment (excl.glasses) 

Measuring instruments allow accuracy of measurement – water meters, gas meters, electricity meters, etc. - and play an increasingly more significant role in today's society, by raising the industry and consumers' awareness on their actual consumption and making them more environmentally responsible. In the field of measurement, CEN develops standardization deliverables for heat, gas, and water meters, whereas the electricity sector is covered by CENELEC. These activities partially support the Directive 2014/32/EU on Measuring Instruments (MID) on the one hand and on the other hand, the EU policies on smart meters and smart grids.

CEN and CENELEC also undertake the standardization activities related to laboratory equipment. To a great extent, the work is carried out in cooperation with the corresponding international standardization bodies of ISO and IEC respectively.

Furthermore, CEN produces the standards and other documents dedicated to lasers and photonics, as well as on means of measuring and/or recording temperature in the cold chain. 

For more information contact Joanna FRANKOWSKA.

News and events

Technical bodies and activities

CEN/CLC/JTC 18 Non automatic weighing instruments (NAWI)
CEN/SS F05 Measuring Instruments
CEN/TC 123 Lasers and photonics
CEN/TC 176 Thermal energy meters
CEN/TC 237 Gas meters
CEN/TC 318 Hydrometry
CEN/TC 332 Laboratory equipment
CEN/TC 423 Means of measuring and/or recording temperature in the cold chain
CEN/TC 92 Water meters

European legislation and mandates

EU Directive:
Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) Recast – 2014/32/EU
Directive 2014/31/EU  on Non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI)

Mandate:
M/541 standardisation request to CEN, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain measuring instruments.

Useful links and documents

European Commission
The European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)
The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC)