In the field of legal metrology, LNE plays a role at the European level in evaluating the compliance of measurement instruments and IPFNA (non-automatic instruments) falling under the jurisdiction of Directives 2014/32/EU (MID) and 2014/31/EU. At the French level, LNE issues instrument type examination certificates, design drawing approvals and installation verifications, in addition to approving the quality management systems of manufacturers, repairers or installers of these instruments. The Laboratory also issues OIML compliance certificates.
Legal metrology encompasses all regulatory provisions introduced by public authorities at the national as well as European levels in order to guarantee the quality of measurement instruments being employed:
Such controls are carried out in several stages:
Notified body in Europe, for:
French body designated by the Ministry of Industry within the scope of enacting Decree No. 2001-387, for:
Authority to issue OIML compliance certificates at the international level.