Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 28, 2010 – Testing and certification laboratory MET Laboratories has been re-approved by Measurement Canada to test electricity meters as a Recognized Test Facility, with additional authorization to conduct radiated and conducted susceptibility EMC testing.
Formerly, MET Laboratories performed load performance (demand) testing and external magnetic field testing.
MET Laboratories was first designated in September, 2007 by Measurement Canada as a Recognized Test Facility under its ISO 17025 Accredited Test Facilities Program as set out in RT-01. MET was, and continues to be, the only company authorized to test under this program.
This recognition from Measurement Canada allows MET Laboratories to test previously approved watt-hour meters that have been modified and are being re-submitted for approval. Possible meter modifications include firmware upgrades, hardware changes, and other modifications.
Upon satisfactory completion of testing, MET Laboratories issues a report of compliance to the meter manufacturer, which then receives a Measurement Canada certification. As Measurement Canada is the only body authorized to certify meters in Canada, it can be heavily backlogged with meter testing. MET testing streamlines the re-certification process, potentially saving months of wait time.
“We are pleased to again be recognized by Measurement Canada as the only independent lab capable of doing electricity meter testing for the Canadian market,” said MET Laboratories president Rob Frier. “We have been doing meter testing for over a decade, and have a special competency in it.”
MET Laboratories, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with office locations in Union City and Santa Clara, CA, as well as Shenzhen City in the Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China, tests to ANSI C12 for accuracy; UL 61010 and CSA 22.2 No. 61010.1 for product safety; EN 62052-11, ANSI C62.41, ANSI C37.90.1:1989 & ANSI C37.90.1:2002 for surge testing; ANSI C12.1 for electrical fast transients, electrostatic discharge, radiated immunity, and surge and voltage dip testing.