Abu Dhabi, August 10, 2020: Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, stated that the institute’s accreditation as a national standards institute will guarantee financial surplus in various sectors in the UAE, such as energy, transport, telecommunications, defence, oil and gas, health, manufacturing and nuclear energy, of around AED6 million over the next ten years.
He added that the institute offers 112 local and international metrology services, which will facilitate the provision of high-quality standards services.
In an interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Al Muhairi said that the institute’s accreditation took place in coordination with the Emirates International Accreditation Centre, EIAC.
Emirati human resources account for 85 percent of the institute’s employees and provide over 112 services to its strategic partners from the public and private sectors in the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, countries, he further added, noting that the institute has issued 3,563 calibration certificates and 97 technical consultations, and organised 75 training course and 334 comparisons.
EMI, part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, provides its stakeholders, internationally recognised reference measurements with the degree of accuracy required to support the objectives set-out in "UAE 2021 Vision" and "Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision." It also maintains the national measurement standards and provides the necessary advice and support to the government, industry, commerce and the public on metrological issues including calibration, consultancy and inter-laboratory comparison services.
Al Muhairi added: “The EMI has positively affected various economic sectors in the UAE, including the industrial one, by reducing costs and time, facilitating international acceptance of national industries, bolstering production capacity and improving safety”.
“The EMI has become the national reference for measurement units in the country, undertaking the tasks of preserving and maintaining the national measurement standards in the UAE. It represents the country in the mutual recognition agreement with the International Committee for Weights and Measures / CIPM / and also in many of the technical committees of metrological organizations and bodies at the regional and international levels”.
“After the being given the approval by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to carry out its tasks, according to which the EMI measurement standards were recognized as national measurement standards, the institute has started providing a number of metrological services nationwide including calibration, technical advisory, technical training services as well as Intercomparisons, scientific research and development services,” Al Muhairi added.