Belarusian state institute of metrology

Belarusian state institute of metrology

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
L Length 16
M Mass and related quantities 10
TF Time and frequency 31
T Thermometry 37
AUV Acoustics, ultrasound, vibration 31
PR Photometry and radiometry 11
EM Electricity and magnetism 42
RI Ionizing radiations 51
QM Chemistry and biology 18

Metrological services for verification, calibration and metrological certification of measuring instruments are provided in the following areas of measurement :

  • geometrical
  • mechanical
  • thermal and thermaphysical
  • physicochemical and optical
  • electrical
  • radioelectrinical
  • pressure and flow
  • ionizing radiations
  • acustical and nondestructive inspection aids
  • vehicle health checks.

Calibration and measurement capabilities of all types of measurements are presented on the website: 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:

  • ТR 2008/012/BY "Non-automatic weight measuring instruments. General requirements";
  • ТR 2009/013/BY "Buildings and constructions, construction materials and products. Safety";
  • ТR ТС 004/2011 "On safety of low voltage equipment";
  • ТR ТС 005/2011 "On safety of package";
  • ТR ТС 007/2011 "On safety of the products on children and teenagers";
  • ТR ТС 008/2011 "On safety of toys";
  • ТR ТС 009/2011 "On safety of perfumery and cosmetic products";
  • ТR ТС 010/2011 "On safety of machines and equipment";
  • ТR ТС 011/2011 "On safety of lifts";
  • ТR ТС 012/2011 "On safety of equipment used in explosive mediums";
  • ТR ТС 014/2011 "Safety of auto-roads";
  • ТR ТС 015/2011 "On safety of grain";
  • ТR ТС 016/2011 "On safety of devices using gaseous fuel";
  • ТR ТС 017/2011 "On safety of consumer goods";
  • ТR ТС 018/2011 "On safety of motor vehicles";
  • ТR ТС 019/2011 "On safety of personal protection equipment";
  • ТR ТС 020/2011 "Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means";
  • ТR ТС 021/2011 "On safety of food stuffs";
  • ТR ТС 022/2011 "Food stuffs and their marking";
  • ТR ТС 023/2011 "Technical regulations for juice products from fruits and vegetables";
  • ТR ТС 024/2011 "Technical regulations for oil and fat products";
  • ТR ТС 025/2012 "On safety of furniture products";
  • ТR ТС 029/2012 "Requirements for safety of food additives, flavoring agents and technological auxiliary means";
  • ТR ТС 031/2012 "On safety of agricultural and forestry tractors and trailers to them";
  • ТR ТС 032/2013 "On safety of equipment working at overpressure";
  • ТR ТС 033/2013 "On safety of milk and milk products";
  • ТР ТС 034/2013 "On safety of meat and meat products";
  • ТR ТС 035/2014 "Technical regulations for tobacco products";
  • ТR EAEU 036/2016 "Requirements for liquefied hydrocarbon gases used as fuel";
  • ТR EAEU 037/2016 "On limitation of use of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radioelectronic products";
  • ТR EAEU 040/2016 "On safety of fish and fish products".

Interlaboratory comparisons

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:

  • performing coordination function in relation to the development of the qualification check programs organized by providers of the Republic of Belarus;
  • scientific and methodical ensurance of the development and realization of qualification check programs;
  • analysis of the results of realization of qualification check programs with the aim to prepare proposals for improvement of the activity associated with products testing and metrological ensurance of products lifecycle.

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 .

Contact Information

Belarusian State Institute of Metrology

93, Starovilensky tract, 220053 Minsk, Republic of Belarus tel.: +375 17 233 55 01 fax: +375 17 288 09 38 е-mail: site: