The D.I. Mendeleev All-Russian Institute for Metrology (VNIIM) news
International conference on flowmetry organized by VNIIM
Topical issues of metrological support of measurements in the fuel and energy complex were discussed at the Tatarstan Oil and Gas Chemical Forum. The traditional International Conference on urgent issues of metrological support of measurement of flow and quantity of liquids and gases, which took place on September 2-4 in the city of Kazan, gathered more than one hundred industry companies, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Ministry of Energy of Russia, RosAccreditation, scientific organizations of Rosstandart, Centers of Standardization and Metrology. The conference was organized by VNIIM. In his online greeting, the Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of technical regulation and ensuring the uniformity of measurements of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Mr D. Kuznetsov, called the conference a significant event that takes a central place among other industry events. The Head of Department, Mr M. Letunovsky, told about the work of the Ministry to improve the regulatory system to ensure the uniformity of measurements. The Deputy Director of the Department of Oil and Gas Production and Transportation of the Ministry of Energy Mr A. Savinov presented to specialists the Action Plan for the implementation of the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the safety of natural gas fuel for transportation and use", and spoke about joint activities with Rosstandart to update and create new standards in the field of gas resources accounting. Mrs Yu. Danilina, Deputy Head of the RosAccreditation Department for the Volga Federal District, reported on the procedure for accreditation taking into account the spreading of the coronavirus infection. The Head of VNIIM, Mr A. Pronin, informed about the development of the stock of measurement standards in the framework of the implementation of the State Strategy for Ensuring Uniformity of Measurements until 2025 and the challenges faced by VNIIM and its branches. The merger of some Russian metrology institutes will give a noticeable synergetic effect both in general and in individual areas. Stages of digital transformation of the system for ensuring the uniformity of measurements and the first results of implementation of the modernized system FGIS "Arshin" were presented to the conference participants by Mr A. Yashin, Deputy Director of VNIIM of the Metrology Service of Rosstandart. Mr Bodo Mikan, Head of the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB), joined the conference online. After the plenary session that took place on the 4th of September, there was an open meeting of the Interstate Technical Committee MGK 553 and Technical Committee of TC 024, where the specialists were acquainted with the stock of measurement standards maintained at VNIIR (branch of VNIIM). According to the conference participants, the event was held at a high scientific and organizational level and was actually the first one in the metrological community after the beginning of lifting of coronavirus restrictions in the Russian Federation.