Metric Periodic Verification MO285

Our metrology laboratory MO285 is qualified for the verification of automatic and non-automatic weighing instruments.

The Coop Bilanciai metrological laboratory (identification number 285) is authorised to verify automatic, non-automatic and MID weighing instruments throughout the Italian territory using masses verified by Legal Metrology (Regulation: Decree 28 March 2000 No. 182 published in the Official Gazette No. 154 year 141 – Discipline: Decree 29 December 1992 No. 517 published in the Official Gazette No. 306 of 31/12/1992).

ANNUALLY
AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS:
WEIGHT SORTING MACHINES USED FOR CHECKING PRE-PACKAGED PRODUCTS; LABELLERS WEIGHT PRICE **

EVERY 2 YEARS
OTHER TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS FOR WEIGHING WITH AUTOMATIC OPERATION (e.g. gravimetric fillers)

EVERY 3 YEARS
TOOLS FOR WEIGHING WITH NON-AUTOMATIC OPERATION (WEIGHBRIDGES, SCALES, WEIGHING PLATFORMS, etc.)

After each repair of the instruments in which the removal of protective seals (including electronic ones) has been necessary, the owner of the instrument must request a periodic verification within a maximum of 10 days.

**FOR ANY INSTRUMENTS WHOSE VERIFICATION PERIODICITY HAS BEEN REDUCED DUE TO THE NEW DECREE, THE FIRST CONSEQUENT SUBSEQUENT VERIFICATION CAN IN ANY CASE BE CARRIED OUT WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE SAME DECREE IF THE RELATIVE TERM EXPIRES BEFOREHAND (article 18 paragraph 4).

PRACTICAL CASE:
a weighing and labelling line verified in May 2016 (by National Decree) which had an expiration of 3 years, with the entry into force of the new decree must be verified within one year from the entry into force of the decree itself, therefore by 18 September 2018.

TIMINGS FOR REQUESTING PERIODIC VERIFICATION
The owners of metric instruments for legal measurement functions must request, based on the terms established by the type of instrument, the periodic verification at least 5 working days before the expiry of the same, the accredited Body is obliged to carry out the verification within 45 working days from the date of receipt of the request and must communicate the result to the Chamber of Commerce within 10 working days.

If the warranty seals have been removed for repairs or orders for adjustment, the request for verification must be made within 10 working days of repair.

Anyone who uses a metric instrument for legal measurement functions must:

  • at the time of starting to use the tool declare to the
    Chamber of Commerce of his or her constituency the starting date and purpose of use within 30 days
  • ensure to maintain the verification mark affixed to the instrument
  • take care of the integrity of the protective seals including the provisional ones applied by the repairer
  • ensure that the instrument is working correctly and not use it if you find it unreliable from a metrological point of view
  • keep the Metrological Booklet (mandatory document established by the new Ministerial Decree no. 93)
  • request periodic verification according to timing and frequency provided (see paragraphs

This is the document on which all the activities that are carried out on the instrument must be noted: repairs involving the removal of seals, the results of periodic checks, the results of random checks carried out by the Chamber of Commerce.

The metrological booklet can be issued:

  • by the Body that will carry out the first periodic verification after the entry into force of the Ministerial Decree.
  • by the Chamber of Commerce or by the laboratories that carry out periodic checks in the transitional period
  • by the manufacturer of the instrument if he deems it appropriate.
In the event of a positive outcome, a self-adhesive label is applied, which can be destroyed by removal, bearing the expiration date of the same, in black on a green background and the logo of the Body that carried out the verification.
In the event of a negative outcome, a self-adhesive label is applied, destructible upon removal, indicating the negative result in black on a red background. Instruments with a negative periodic verification result CANNOT be used. Once the repair has been completed, the repairer must affix a temporary seal and the instruments can be used, with the repairer’s seals, for a maximum of 10 days and, after the request for a new periodic verification (to be requested by the owner of the instrument within 10 working days from the repair) until the execution of the same.
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