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Issue 10/2011

Pooling resources

IEC-OIML agreement helps reduce costs, time and complexity

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it”. Lord Kelvin, First IEC President.

What Lord Kelvin said more than a hundred years ago is still true. The technology of the 21st century may be a far cry from that of Lord Kelvin’s era, but metrology is still a key element of standardization and conformity assessment, essential to the work of the IEC and the OIML, the International Organization of Legal Metrology.