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Germany measurement sensor calibration requirements - DAkkS

Germany measurement sensor calibration requirements - DAkkS

Germany measurement sensor calibration requirements - DAkkS

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Hello,

We have just got wind that a sensor we use may require individual annual calibration certificates from DAkkS, the German accreditation agency, for use in that country. I have so far been unable to uncover whether this is required in all industrial use cases or only in certain industries such as food and pharmaceutical. Can someone please point me to some information that could indicate whether a calibration certificate is required or not?

Or if you don't know where to find that info, how would you go about doing so?

Thanks!

RE: Germany measurement sensor calibration requirements - DAkkS

I'd contact the German agency.

RE: Germany measurement sensor calibration requirements - DAkkS

Intriguing, I'd never heard of DAkkS

Some skim reading at the DAkkS site has this note on the accreditation procedure:

"Accreditations are generally valid for five years. To ensure that proof of competence can be provided during this time period, DAkkS also conducts two to three surveillances at fixed intervals - depending on whether the organisation is a laboratory, an inspection or a certification body."

Why don't you scan the list of accredited bodies at this link and see whether your 'product' falls into any of the categories, of which the three organisations above are a subset.

It seems that other terminology on the site infers that there are competitive organizations doing similar things for instance,
"DAkkS charges fees and expenses for the public authority services it renders in line with the accreditation and surveillance of conformity assessment bodies."
https://www.dakks.de/en/content/costs-accreditatio...

Like all 'approvals', if your market insists on DAkkA accreditation, then it's pay-to-play. But there might well be alternatives.

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