Belarusian state institute of metrology has a solid base and long traditions. Our history starts from 29th February 1924 – the day of creation of the Belarusian office of weights and measures. Since then metrological activity has been developing very actively in our country. In 2000 our organization has got the status of the National metrological institute after many structural transformations.
Today our institute is the central state scientific and practical organization of Gosstandart of the Republic of Belarus in the field of metrology and a main element in the chain of the National system for ensuring uniformity of measurements.
The main task of Belarusian state institute of metrology is a development and continuous improvement of national metrology, ensuring high scientific, technical, organization and methodical level of the works performed and services provided.
The scope of Institute’s activities covers all main directions of modern metrology – legal, fundamental and applied. It includes: carrying out scientific and technical works; development and production of standards and reference materials; tests, metrological attestation, verification and calibration of measuring instruments; carrying out high-accuracy measurements and product tests; development of technical normative legal acts, reference and methodical books; certification of products, services, personnel and management systems; information support.
BelGIM performs the functions of the Main Centre of National Measurement Standards of the Republic of Belarus, the main organization for standard reference data service, the reference sample service, the time and frequency service, the National Calibration Service, main organization for standardization in the field of metrology, the authorized certification body of measuring instruments of the International Organization of Legal Metrology ( OIML).
When defining perspectives of our institute development, main priority direction is still to continue to maintain standards base at international level, smooth creation of new standards, performing of the State scientific and technical program "Standards of Belarus", that is indispensable for development of the industry in the country.
BelGIM, as a national metrology institute, represents the Republic of Belarus in the Organization of Euro-Asian Cooperation of State Metrology Institutes (COOMET). COOMET consists of 21 countries, including China. In April 2018 V.L. Gurevich, director of BelGIM, was elected as the President of COOMET.
International cooperation of BelGIM
BelGIM is the signatory of CIPM MRA Agreement, that provides the opportunity for international recognition of measurement results used during production and control of export products
BelGIM actively develops international cooperation the main goal of which is to support enlarging export opportunities and strengthening confidence for Belarusian products at international level.
BelGIM actively participates in the work of international and regional metrological organizations:
Metre Convention (CGPM),
International organization of legal metrology (OIML),
Organization for cooperation of the state metrological institutions from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CООМЕТ),
Interstate council for standardization, metrology and certification of Commonwealth of Independent States (MGS).
Particular aspect of this activity is the reali-zation of the Agreement on mutual recognition of standards and calibration and measurement certificates issued by national metrological institutes (CIPM MRA) signed by BelGIM within the framework of General conference of weights and measures and Metre Convention.
National standards base of the Republic of Belarus
National standards are national asset of the Republic of Belarus
The National standards base of the Republic of Belarus includes 55 national and reference standards. The creation of the standards is carried out by BelGIM in cooperation with scientific and industrial organizations of Belarus in accordance with the State Scientific and Technical Program “Standards of Belarus", which is aimed at improving the competitiveness of products, helping to recognize measurement results at the international level. The state customer is the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, the leading implementing organization is BelGIM. БелГИМ.
The National standards base meets the needs of science and industry and is updated in accordance with promising directions of economic development.
The metrological characteristics of the national standards of the Republic of Belarus are confirmed by the results of international comparisons, which are published in the KSDB international database of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.
The publication of data on calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC) in the KCDB database indicates international recognition of the equivalence of national standards and calibration certificates.
reation of the State reference materials is a prospective direction of BelGIM activity and very important investing task for the economy of the Republic of Belarus.
The work on creation of the state reference materials (GSO) started in 2000.
Nowadays BelGIM produces 267 types of GSO in the field of component compound of gases and 6 types in the field of radioactivity.
BelGIM, as manufacturer of the standard sample of gas mixture compounds, since 2011, regularly passes international audit for the compliance to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 (certificate QSF-R40) and ISO Guide 34 (certificate QSF-R41).
Metrological services of BelGIM
Confirming the traceability of national standards of the Republic of Belarus to the International System of Units (SI)
|Code||Measurement field||Number of entries|
|M||Mass and related quantities||10|
|TF||Time and frequency||31|
|AUV||Acoustics, ultrasound, vibration||31|
|PR||Photometry and radiometry||11|
|EM||Electricity and magnetism||42|
|QM||Chemistry and biology||18|
Metrological services for verification, calibration and metrological certification of measuring instruments are provided in the following areas of measurement :
Calibration and measurement capabilities of all types of measurements are presented on the website: www.belgim.by. In the “Metrology” section, customers can find information on receipt of devices for verification, submit an application for verification of devices via the Internet, familiarize themselves with the list of measuring instruments calibrated by BelGIM.
Body for certification of products and services performs the works on attestation of the products conformity to the requirements of technical regulations of the Republic of Belarus and Customs Union:
BelGIM – provider of laboratories qualification check
Testing, verification and calibration laboratories, in order to attest their technical competence and ensure the monitoring of the quality of the tests and measurements carrying out, use the check of laboratories qualification via planning, organization and carrying out interlaboratory comparisons.
It is more than 20 years, that BelGIM performs the works on organization and carrying out interlaboratory comparisons with the aim to check qualification of laboratories.
BelGIM has the official status qualification check provider
Qualification check provider – BelGIM, is organized on the base of scientific and research department of international comparisons and has developed and implemented management system complying with the requirements of GOST ISO/IEC 17043 «Conformity assessment Main requirements for qualification inspections carrying out». Main requirements for qualification inspections carrying out».
BelGIM is assigned as authorized body for realizing programs of qualification check of the laboratories, which perform the works on assessment of the quality of products to the requirements of the technical regulations of the European economic union.
BelGIM is authorized for the following:
The Belarusian State Institute of Metrology was registred in the international database of the EPTIS qualification testing programs as a coordinating organization of the Republic of Belarus .