Transport stakeholders urged to utilize TBS metrology facilities

TBS Metrologist Kadenge Joseph presents a paper during the commemoration of World Metrology Day on on Saturday 20th May, 2017 at TBS headquarters.

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged transport stakeholders to utilize measurement facilities available at TBS for accurate and reliable measurements of equipment to ensure the safety of transportation systems.

This was addressed by TBS Acting Director General Eng. Tumaini Mtitu during the celebration of World Metrology Day held on Saturday 20th May, 2017 at TBS Headquarters, Ubungo.

Eng. Mtitu insisted that TBS will continue to work and support all stakeholders in metrology field and to buy more equipment so as to fulfill the existing gap and be able to calibrate other uncovered parameters. She added that the Bureau will also continue to strengthen the awareness among stakeholders and the public in general through media, so as to increase knowledge on metrology issues.

The World Metrology Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by 17 nations. This treaty provides the basis for world-wide uniformity of measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI) and this year the theme was “Measurement for Transport”.

World Metrology Day events this year started on Thursday 11th May 2017 whereby TBS metrologists visited transport stakeholders’ premises for familiarizing and discussing calibration of equipment and creating measurement awareness.

During the World Metrology Day, papers from different metrology fields including mass, dimensions, temperature, pressure and force were presented by experts from TBS, the University of Dar es Salaam and the College of Business Education. The presentations highlighted on various issues including the role of metrology in insuring safety in transport and the importance of metrology in survey equipment and taximeters.