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Measuring instruments - Guidance documents

Guidance documents

In order to ensure a coherent application of the measuring instruments directives guidance documents have been developed as a result of the "Commission Statement to WELMEC on Cooperation" and agreed by the Commission's working group "Measuring Instruments". This working group is composed of representatives of authorities, European federations, Notified Bodies and European Standardisation Organisations and is chaired by a representative of the Commission services.

Status of the guidance documents

The guidance documents are a not a legally binding interpretation of the directive. The legally binding text remains that of Directives 2004/22/EC and 2009/23/EC, which is the codification replacing 90/384/EEC. However, the guidance documents represent a reference for ensuring consistent application of the directives by all those involved. Guidance documents are conceptual in their set-up and give a general context allowing to answer any questions of application that may arise.

List of the guidance documents

(MID =Measuring Instrument Directive):

2

Directive 90/384/EEC: Common Application

2.1

Guide for Testing Indicators

2.2

Guide for Testing Point of Sale Devices

2.3

Guide for Examining Software

2.4

Guide for Load Cells

2.5

Guide for Modular Approach and Testing of PCc and other Digital Peripheral Devices

2.6

Guide for the testing of automatic catchweighing instruments

2.7

Directive 90/384/EEC - Explanation and Interpretation

2.8

Guide for Conversion of NAWI (Indicators) Test Results for AWI Purposes

4.1

Guide for Notified Bodies performing Conformity Assessment of Measuring Instruments

5.2

Market Surveillance Guide (NAWI and MID)

7.1

Software Requirements on the Basis of the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID)

7.2

Software Guide (Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC)

8.0

Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Generalities on the Assessment and Operationof Notified Bodies performing Conformity Assessment

8.1

Terms and definitions in MID and their relation to terms defined in other international metrologically relevant documents

8.2

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Application of Module H1

8.3

Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Application of Module B

8.4

Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Application of Module D

8.5

Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Assessment of Notified Bodies in Charge of Type Examination Presumption of Conformity based on EN 45011

8.6

Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Presumption of Conformity of the Quality System of Manufacturers with Module D or H 1 when EN ISO 9001:2000 is applied

8.8

General and Administrative Aspects of the Voluntary System of Modular Evaluation of Measuring Instruments

8.9

Measuring Instruments Directive (2004/22/EC): Common Application – Capacity Serving Measures (CSM)

8.11

Guide For Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Water Meters Corresponding Tables OIML R 49 2006 and R 49-2 2004 – MID-001

8.12-1

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Gas Meters Corresponding Tables OIML R 137-1 2006 – MID-002 I

8.12-2

Volume conversion devices Cross Reference Table 2004/22/EC vs. OIML R 140 – 2007

8.14

Guide For Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Heat Meters Corresponding Tables OIML R 75-1 and R 75-2 2002 – MID-04

8.15

Guide For Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Measuring Systems for Liquids other than Water Corresponding Tables OIML R 117 1995 – MID-005

8.16-1

Guide for Automatic Catchweighing Instruments Cross Reference Table 2004/22/EC vs. OIML R 51-1 Edition 2006 (E)

8.16-2

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments Corresponding Tables OIML R 61-1 2004 – MID-006 III

8.16-3

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Discontinuous Totalisers Corresponding Tables OIML R 107-1 1997 – MID-006 IV

8.16-4

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Continuous Totalisers Corresponding Tables OIML R 50-1 1997 – MID-006 V

8.16-5

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Automatic Rail Weighbridges Corresponding Tables OIML R 106-1 1997– MID-006 VI

8.17

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Taximeters Corresponding Tables OIML R 21 2007 – MID-007 II

8.18-2

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Capacity Serving Measures Corresponding Tables OIML R 138 2007 – MID-008 II

8.19-1

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Length Measuring Instruments Corresponding Tables OIML R 66 1985 – MID-009 II

8.19-2

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Area Measuring Instruments Corresponding Tables OIML R 136-1 2004 – MID-009 III

8.19-3

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC Multidimensional Measuring Instruments Corresponding Tables OIML R 129 2000 - MID-009 IV

8.20

Guide for Exhaust Gas Analyser Cross Reference Table 2004/22/EC vs. OIML R 99-1 & 2 - 2008

8.21 

Directive 2004/22/EC Common application

10.1

Guide for Pattern Examination

10.3

Guide for the use of an alibi recording device (printer or memory) in Measuring Systems for Liquids other than Water

10.4

Guide for Testing of Electronic Calculators with Conversion Function and Conversion Devices

10.5

Guide for Common Application of Marking of Fuel Dispensers

10.9

Guide on evaluating purely digital ancillary devices (MI-005)

11.1

Guide for Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC, Common Application for utility meters

11.3 

Guide for sealing of Utility meters

Guidance document on transition under Directive 2004/22/EC

In reaction to many questions by stakeholders about the transition period mentioned in Article 23 of Directive 2004/22/EC, the Commission services have presented a guidance document which has the agreement of all authorities. It offers a common approach to what is essentially the responsibility of each authority in the understanding that diverging approaches could lead to a less than smooth transition.

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