Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp 485–487

Case study of the effectiveness of a distributed metrology infrastructure for chemical measurements: supporting measurements for the regulated content of proteins in wheat in Slovenia

Practitioner’s Report


This paper describes a demonstrator case study of how a distributed metrology institute can bring value to the measurement infrastructure. The example is taken from the food measurement area, where the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (MIRS) has set up a collaboration with the Slovenian National Food Reference Laboratory (NFRL) to act as the holder of the reference standard for the measurement of the content of protein in wheat. The responsibilities of the different parties are described; examples of the joint activities are given. The benefits of the co-operation are described in detail.


Metrological infrastructure Measurements in chemistry Quality of food 

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Republic of Slovenia-Ministry of Education, Science and SportMetrology Institute (MIRS)CeljeSlovenia
  2. 2.Institute for Reference Materials and MeasurementsJoint Research Centre European CommissionGeelBelgium

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