ARMENIA   
Area: 29,74 thousand-sq. km
Population: 3,2 million
Capital: Yerevan

The legal basis of the system for assuring the uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Armenia was laid down in 2004 in the Law on Assuring the Uniformity of Measurements and in the Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Organizational structure of the national metrological system includes a national metrology body and a National Metrology Institute.

The national metrology body is the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.

Management: Mr. Tigran Davtyan

Address: 5 Mkrtchyan Str., 0010 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Telephone: +374 10 52 61 34

Fax: +374 10 52 65 77

E-mail: minister@minted.am

Major activities are as follows:

·           development of public policy in the field of uniformity of measurements;

·           coordination of activities of the National Metrology Institute;

·           development of legal and other acts regarding uniformity of measurements;

·           organisation of development and approval of national standards;

·           type approval of measuring instruments imported into Armenia and domestically produced;

·           accreditation of laboratories that calibrate measuring instruments;

·           organisation and carrying out of state metrological inspection of measuring instruments and control over compliance with metrological rules and regulations;

·           licensing of organisations and individuals who produce and repair measuring instruments;

·           maintenance of the register of approved measuring instruments and reference materials.

56 units of reference measuring instruments represent the technical basis of the system for assuring uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Armenia.

 

The duties of the Armenian National Metrology Institute are performed by the Closed Joint-Stock Company “National Institute of Metrology”

Management: Dr. Vahan Sahakyan

Address: 49/2 Komitasi Ave., 0051 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Telephone: +374 10 23 26 00

Fax: +374 10 23 54 78

E-mail: metrology@metrology.am

Major activities:

According to the Law on Assuring the Uniformity of Measurements of the Republic of Armenia of 26 May, 2004, the National Institute of Metrology under authority of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia was established on the basis of the Closed Joint-Stock Company “Metrologist”.

The National Institute of Metrology within its lawful competence is responsible for implementing state policy in the field of metrology. The Institute fulfils its responsibilities through the following constituent laboratories, departments and services:

·           service of reference materials and scientific research of the use and maintenance of measurement standards, which includes optical-physical, physical-chemical, thermotechnical, radiation and reference material laboratories;

·           department of development of normative documents in metrology;

·           department of state type approval testing of measuring instruments;

·           department of technical maintenance of measuring instruments;

·           territorially organised verification laboratories;

·           laboratory of mechanical and dimensional measurements;

·           laboratory of time and frequency, as well as radio-electronic measurements;

·           laboratory of gas and liquid flow measurements;

·           laboratory of force, strength and pressure measurements.

 

Major activities of the Institute are:

·           development of normative and methodical documents in metrology;

·           provision of reproducibility of units of measurements and their dissemination to the working measuring instruments used by metrological services of organisations, as well as by testing and measuring laboratories accredited by it;

·           carrying out of research with the purpose of assuring the uniformity of measurements;

·           performance of state tests, verification and metrological attestation of measuring instruments and testing equipment;

·           provision of comparisons of national standards with intergovernmental and international standards;

·           carrying out metrological attestation of measurement techniques, metrological examination of normative documents in metrology;

·           performance of other functions stipulated by the legislation and the Statute of the Institute.