Bureau of Standards Jamaica
Metrology, which is the science of measurement, plays a key role in industry, international trade and in everyday life. Accurate and reliable measurements are critical in assuring product quality, and in supporting environmental, health and safety issues. The national measurement standards of a country provide the basis for its other conformity assessment activities like calibration services, trade metrology services, and conformance testing. The Bureau provides metrology services through a number of laboratories to various sectors including health, telecommunications, security, construction, food and beverage, and mining.
The calibration services of the BSJ help users of the measuring instruments and standards to obtain the highest possible levels of measurement quality and to conform to quality system requirements. Through its state-of-the-art calibration equipment, stable laboratory environment and well-trained staff, the metrology laboratories offer calibration services with international traceability and extremely high levels of accuracy.
Our Metrology Laboratories serve the following functions:
Ensuring that the National Standards for Mass, Length, Force, Pressure, Torque, Flow and Volume are traceable to the SI
Provides traceability to other laboratories at the BSJ (Determination of mass of deadweights and pressure balance components)
Provide traceability to Legal Metrology
Provides traceability for equipment, used in testing laboratories and in industries in Jamaica and CARICOM