Swedish spreader manufacturer Bromma has claimed to be the first company to get a twistlock based weighing system certified to OIML international standards.
The company’s system was issued a certificate of conformity with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) standards on July 1.
The OIML is an intergovernmental treaty organisation which provides model regulations for measuring instructions which its 61 member states’ organisations are obliged to implement as far as possible.
Bromma’s marketing director Lars Meurling said: “The certification process is an extensive process including, amongst other things, laboratory testing under various temperature conditions, field based testing as well as the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of the equipment used.”
“OIML is the most commonly referenced set of recommendations we could find when we started the certification process. This is also confirmed now when the national requirements are being published”, he continued.
New rules requiring container weights to be verified came into force globally on July 1, 2016.
One way of verifiying a container’s weight is by measuring it using twistlocks. Another is to use a weighbridge.