Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC

Number: 2004/22/EC

Official Title:
Directive 2004/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on measuring instruments

The Measuring Instruments Directive (with the official reference number 2004/22/EC) establishes the requirements that the devices and systems which fall under its scope have to satisfy before being placed on the market and/or put into use. This Directive is a specific Directive in respect of requirements for electromagnetic immunity in the sense of Article 2(2) of the Electromagnetic compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC. Directive 89/336/EEC continues to apply with regard to emission requirements.



Which Products Are Covered By The Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC?

This Directive applies to products that fall under following the definitions:

  • ‘measuring instrument’ means any device or system with a measurement function that is covered by Articles 1 and 3
  • ‘sub-assembly’ means a hardware device, mentioned as such in the specific annexes, that functions independently and makes up a measuring instrument together with other sub-assemblies with which it is compatible, or with a measuring instrument with which it is compatible;

The Measuring Instruments Directive applies to devices and systems with a measuring function concerning:

  • water meters
  • gas meters and volume
  • conversion devices
  • active electrical energy meters
  • heat meters
  • measuring systems for continuous and dynamic measurement of quantities of liquids
  • other than water
  • automatic weighing instruments
  • taximeters
  • material measures
  • dimensional measuring instruments
  • exhaust gas
  • analysers




Which Products Are Not Covered By The Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC?



How to Comply with the Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC:

Depending on the situation, the Measuring Instruments Directive offers manufacturers two ways to perform conformity assessment:

1. Internal Production Control or CE marking self-certification: the manufacturer performs the conformity assessment and documents the assessment in his own right.

2. Involvement of a Notified Body: For higher risk measuring instruments




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