Sensus Metering Systems has achieved accreditation for its processes in Germany under the new European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) and is on track for approval for all its European facilities.

The MID is aimed at providing a standard and consistent approach to the regulation of gas and electricity meters, among other measuring instruments. Accreditation requires a full quality assessment procedure, which encompasses and certifies all processes from the development of meters through to production processes and up to final inspection.

“This achievement is good news for our customers and for Sensus across Europe,” says Jürgen Westphal, technical director of Sensus Metering Systems ESAAP.

MID certification means that Sensus heat meters will carry EU-wide approval, rather than having to undergo an approval process in each country.

For water meters, while metrological classes A-C are already covered by an EU directive, the MID approval means that higher quality meters, such as class D meters produced by Sensus for the UK market, will also be covered EU-wide.

The European MID was implemented by European Union member states on October 30, 2006 with a transition period of 10 years for measuring devices which were previously accredited.