National Metrology Institute of Malaysia (NMIM) is established to support the industries and nation’s needs on the reliability of measurement unit in Malaysia. Its existence has evolved from a local calibration organization to positioning itself as standard laboratory which is recognized internationally.
Calibration plays an important role to ensure the accuracy of a measurement and quality control. It is essential to guarantee quality of products is at best due to competitiveness of various sectors arises nowadays. In addition to that, the science of measurement is crucial in economic development, social well- being, safety and health as well as public welfare. NMIM functions as reference standard laboratory that provides traceability to the SI unit for mass (weight), length, time, resistance, voltage and density.
International Committee of Weights and Measures Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM-MRA) - since 2001
Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) - since 1977
Asia Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF) - since 1999
ASEAN Consultative Committee Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) - since 1993
National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI, USA) - since 2010
The Mutual Recognition Arrangement of International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM MRA) is the supporting structure through the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) in corroborate the international equivalence of their measurement standards and the calibration and measurement certificates issued by them. The technical basis of CIPM MRA is the set of results obtained for certain range of time through scientific key comparison carried out by the Consultative Committees (CCs) of the CIPM, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs).
Reference material issued by National Metrology Institute of Malaysia (NMIM) are produced according to ISO Guide 34 to ensure their consistency in quality with a well‐defined traceability to SI unit. NMIM is continuously developing new reference materials to act as calibration reference.