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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland became a Member State in 1884.

Dr Martyn Sené, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Operations at NPL (United Kingdom), was elected to the CIPM in 2016.

The Director of the BIPM, Dr Martin J.T. Milton, is also of British nationality.

Representatives of the NMIs or designated institutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (see CIPM MRA) participate in the following Consultative Committees:

Note: This summary chart also includes personal members where applicable.

Hampton Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
Tel.: + 44 208 977 3222
Fax: + 44 208 943 6458
Web: http://www.npl.co.uk/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: John RAE (then Director, NPL)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington

  • Designated institute(s):
  • For chemical and bio-metrology excluding gas analysis: LGC, formerly Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), Teddington
  • For gear standards: National Gear Metrology Laboratory (NGML), Newcastle upon Tyne
  • For bio-activity metrology related to international activity units: National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
  • For fluid flow: static volume: National Measurement and Regulation Office, formerly National Measurement Office (NMO) (NMRO), Teddington
  • For fluid flow: gas and liquids: TUVNEL, formerly National Engineering Laboratory (TUVNEL), Glasgow

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    The following institutes are authorized to use the CIPM MRA logo, for the fields of measurement supported by CMCs published in the KCDB:

    LGC from 13 October 2006
    NPL from 28 August 2006
    TUVNEL from 24 August 2010

    Over the last 15 years this State has benefited from BIPM comparison and calibration services in the following fields:

    • Chemistry
    • Electricity
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Mass
    • Time

    BIPM calibration certificates issued to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2018:
    • Dr Martyn Sené
    • Dr Graham Beastall
    • Dr Peter Thompson
    • Mr Robert Gunn
    • Mr Paul Simon Hadley (Head of Delegation)

    Nationals having participated in/benefited from the BIPM CBKT programme:

    Nationals having contributed to the BIPM CBKT programme:

    National institutes having sponsored a BIPM CBKT initiative (in full or in part):

    Member States
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    Notice of Contributions
    Calculating Member State contributions
    List of Member States
    Signatories of the MRA
    Participation in
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    Number of CMCs published per domaintable
    NMI Directors and State Representatives