Ensuring the accuracy of measurements

The global economy is driven by the production, development and trade of goods and services. As such, there is a constant desire to upgrade and improve on said goods and services as the global market continues to make advances in technology as it relates to trade and industry. With this social and economic growth comes the need for assurance that the products and services provided for consumption are of a high standard, and thus, are of distinguished quality.

In order to improve on something, it must first be measured. Consumers and professionals alike must be able to rely on the accuracy of measurements. Metrology, which is the science of measurement, provides assurance so as to ensure the overall health and safety of the consumer, the environment, and equity in trade.


There are three divisions of metrology, each with differing levels of complexity and accuracy:

Industrial metrology

which is concerned with ensuring the adequate functioning of measurement instruments used in manufacturing or production as well as testing processes;


Scientific Metrology,

which deals with the development and organization of measurement standards as well as their maintenance;


Legal metrology

which seeks to establish regulatory requirements of measuring instruments used in trade.

Industrial Metrology

Industrial metrology is essential for ensuring the quality of products and services. It plays a vital role in a wide range of industries.

Legal Metrology

Legal metrology is important for protecting consumers and businesses from unfair trading practices. It also helps to ensure the smooth functioning of the market and the fair distribution of goods and services.