ILOCOS SUR - The Department of Science and Technology Region 1 (DOST 1) - RML provides training on the calibration of weighing instruments in Candon City, Suyo and Narvacan, Ilocos Sur.

This Training on Calibration/Verification of Weighing Scales and Balances was attended by CEST staffs, municipal employees, market vendors, and volunteers. This will help equip them with appropriate knowledge and enhance their capabilities in calibrating/verifying different weighing scales used in the market and private sectors in the municipality. Furthermore, a free calibration of weighing scales and balances was also conducted to ensure fair trade in the said Municipalities.

In the leadership of Engr. Marlon R. Orpilla and Engr. Raymond P. Espe, Calibration Engineers of RML-1 first discussed the programs, projects, and activities of DOST. And then followed by the discussion of proper calibration practices and principles on the calibration of mass measuring instruments and the role of LGU’s on proper sealing of weighing scales and balances.

RML-I is a Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited calibration laboratory, the highest insignia of recognition for testing and calibration services. It undertakes both in-house and on-site calibration for the standardization of mass and volume to public and private sectors, LGUs, research or academic institutions and other stakeholders. The mass calibration includes all kinds of weighing scales and test weights while volume calibration covers road tankers, calibrating buckets, proving tanks and fuel dispensing pumps. The Metrology Lab also offer trainings on mass and volume calibration.

The Regional Metrology Laboratory-I is part of the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory- I (RSTL-I), together with the chemistry and microbiology laboratory. For more information about the calibration services of the Metrology Laboratory-I, clients can contact (072) 242-0663 or visit the laboratory located at Government Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union. (By Engr. Raymond Espe, Science Research Specialist I, PSTC-LU)