Western European Calibration Cooperation (WECC)

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1975. Formalized, 9 Jun 1989, Copenhagen (Denmark), on signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, addendum signed 7 Dec 1990, Reykjavik (Iceland). Memorandum of Understanding came into force 19 Dec 1991, for 3 years. Merged with U-XF5275 - Western European Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (WELAC), 31 May 1994, to create U-XF3391 - European Cooperation for Accreditation of Laboratories (EAL).


Build up and maintain mutual confidence among member services; develop and maintain close collaboration among them in work on dissemination of units of measurement and on accreditation of calibration laboratories; open and maintain channels for flow of technical knowledge; promote international acceptance of certificates of calibration issued by laboratories accredited by signatories to the WECC Multilateral Agreement on equivalence of operation; harmonize calibration procedures and presentation of calibration results; promote visits and cross participation of experts among members and cooperation in training of laboratory assessors and staff.


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Committee (meets annually), consisting of one delegate for each accreditation body and including Chairman and Secretary who, with Subcommittee Chairmen and up to 3 other members, comprise the Executive Committee. Secretariat. Subcommittees (4): Multilateral Agreement; Technical Activities; Documentation; International Cooperation. Technical Expert Groups (6): Dimensional measurements; Pressure measurements; Other mechanical measurements; DC and low frequency electrical measurements; High frequency electrical measurements; Temperature measurements. Task Forces (3): Ionizing radiation and radioactivity; Reference materials; Liquid and gas flow measurements.


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