Issued by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the NTEP Certificate of Conformance indicates that a device has been rigorously tested to ensure that it meets all applicable government standards and requirements. These standards are spelled out in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NIST Handbook 44, which covers scale capacity, accuracy, labeling, and how a scale must perform at varying levels of temperature and humidity.
Established in 1991 as an international organization capable of creating a single standard for weighing and measurement technologies and ensuring compliance with existing rules, the Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale is responsible for overseeing the voluntary certification system that enables a transparent and reliable international market for measuring instruments. When you see the OIML Certificate of Conformity next to a Transcell product name, you can be sure that the device meets all international and individual governmental standards.
The Ex certification was created in response to a series of European Union (EU) directives (known as the ATEX Directive) governing what sort of equipment is legally permitted for use in a potentially explosive work environment, including areas that are at-risk of lightning strikes, open flames, electric sparks, high surface temperatures, radiation, sparks, and more. All of our Ex certified devices meet the Essential Health and Safety Regulations in the EU and comply with the ATEX Directive.
“Conformité Européene,” more commonly known as “European Conformity,” is a mandatory certification necessary for all industrial and electronic goods sold in the European Economic Area, a free trade zone including both members of the European Union and European Free Trade Association. This certification must be included on nearly all electronics manufactured within the EU or intended for sale within the zone, and is comparable to the United States’ FCC Declaration of Conformity.
The ISO certification, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, is a quality management system that certifies an industrial manufacturer’s internal manufacturing processes, management systems, and quality assurance standards are in-place and consistent with international standards created to ensure reliability and consistent performance in industrial equipment.
The Verified Conformity Assessment Program (VCAP), governed by the National Conference of Weights and Measures, is a key part of the larger NTEP certification structure. VCAP is an ongoing auditing program that ensures that NTEP-certified devices remain in compliance with the NTEP certification requirements long after the initial assessment, assuring customers and end-users that the equipment will continue to perform as promised throughout its life cycle.