Conformity and Standardization Services Sector
Emirates Metrology Institute
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has established the Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI) to provide an efficient infrastructure for the scientific study of measurement. The strategic objective behind this project is to provide standardized measuring references in the emirate to ensure accuracy in the various measurement tools. This is a main technical requirement of industries, which in addition, helps strengthen competitiveness, promote trust in our economy, and benefit from openness to international markets. The Institute's services were launched in January 2014 operating 10 major metrology laboratories. The facilities include laboratories for: electricity, timing, and frequency, pressure and strength, heat and humidity, dimensions, and mass, volume and flow. In December 2014, following a field assessment carried out by evaluators at the Turkish Institute of Metrology (UME), the board of Directors of ESMA authorized the Emirates Institute of Metrology to carry out the functions of the National Institute of Metrology (NMI). Therefore, the measuring criteria maintained by the Institute have been recognized as national measurement standards.
Central Testing Labs
The Central Testing Laboratory sector was formed in Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council to fulfill market needs of quality infrastructure services and consumers protection assurance in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to that, this entity promotes national industry, to be a regional pioneer that synergies more effectively with the global economy. Testing services and certification are considered as the most important pillars of the council, as it fulfills the various requirements of the strategic partners such as laboratory testing, technical consultation, specialized technical training, conformity and applied scientific research certifications. There are 165 qualified technicians in central testing laboratories distributed into 3 sites to serve the customers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. They are audited constantly by International approved auditing committees such as ENAS, ILAC, UKAS and IAF.