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.