Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) 2014/32/EU

What is the Directive?

Directive 2014/32/EU  of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of Measuring Instruments came into force from 20 April 2016 and replaces Directive 2004/22/EC.

This Directive implements the text of EU Decision No 768/2008/EC and makes reference to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 on accreditation and market surveillance.

The Directive has been implemented in the UK as Statutory Instrument 2016 No, 1153 – Weights & Measure, The Measuring Instruments Regulation 2016 .

All instruments placed on the market after 20 April 2016 have to comply with the requirements in the Directive & Regulations listed above. 

In order to display the CE marking under this Directive, you must prove the products are durable, reliable, suitable for intended use and sensitive to the required measurement with repeatable results.


Who is the Directive for?

This Directive is for manufacturers of Measuring Instruments,, Authorised Representative, Distributor, Importer who are wishing to place  products on the market or put into service  in the European Union. Once you meet the requirements of the Directive you will be able to apply CE marking to the products.


What products do we test?

Various Measuring Instruments are covered by the Directive under the following headings:

MI-001 : WATER METERS

MI-002 : GAS METERS AND VOLUME CONVERSION DEVICES

MI-003 : ACTIVE ELECTRICAL ENERGY METERS

MI-004 : THERMAL ENERGY METERS

MI-005 : MEASURING SYSTEMS FOR THE CONTINUOUS AND DYNAMIC MEASUREMENT OF QUANTITIES OF LIQUIDS OTHER THAN WATER

MI-006 : AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

MI-007:  TAXIMETERS

MI-008 : MATERIAL MEASURES

MI-009 : DIMENSIONAL MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

MI-010 : EXHAUST GAS ANALYSERS

BSI is currently accredited and provides Notified Body service for MI-001, MI-002, MI-003 & MI-007


Our commitment to service and expertise

As a Notified Body for the Measuring Instruments Directive we have a wealth of expertise in this industry. We have a team of experts who can help you to meet the requirements of the Directive and dedicated laboratories where we can provide you with on-going support. We can also help you gain certification to other schemes giving you even greater market access.

Our testing service means more than producing a report. We’ve been experts in product certification and testing for over 60 years. With us you can be confident of the integrity of the certification and testing services for your products. Plus we provide innovative and efficient testing and certification solutions, saving you time and money.

Our certification managers, client managers, laboratory technicians and business development managers have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the testing process and can help you every step of the way.