1.Standardizing the single market for EU measuring instruments, eliminating trade barriers within the EU, and better protecting consumers. MID is not only an important application of metrology, but also an important regulation for the conformity assessment of measuring instruments.
2. MID certification is limited to ten categories of measuring instrument products, including water meters, electricity meters, gas meters, heat meters, etc., covering 9 % of measuring instruments sold in the EU market. Manufacturers of these measuring instruments should determine the corresponding technical requirements and conformity assessment modes according to the MID instrument classification principles.
MID certification is also widely used in banks, government, and enterprise units, and specific application scenarios include:
1. Government public services: Users can use MID certification to achieve online processing of government public services such as vehicle registration and payment of social security fees.
2. Internet finance: Users can use MID certification to achieve account registration, online payment, and other operations in banks, third-party payment platforms, etc. The MID certification mark and CE mark are the proof that the product complies with relevant directives and the basis for the product to freely circulate in the EU market. Therefore, MID certification is of great significance for both manufacturers and consumers of measuring instruments. In general, the main purpose of MID certification is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of measuring instruments, protect the interests of consumers, and promote fair trade in the internal market of the European Union. At the same time, MID certification also provides a secure and reliable certification service for government public services and the field of internet finance.
The certification process for MID energy meters generally includes the following steps:
1. Determine the certification body: Manufacturers can choose a designated certification body and, under the guidance of this body, voluntarily choose the certification mode.
2. Prepare certification materials: Manufacturers need to prepare relevant information about the electricity meter, such as product specifications, technical parameters, production processes, and so on.
3. Carry out type approval testing: The certification body will conduct type approval testing on the electricity meter to verify if it meets the requirements of the MID directive.
4. Audit the product quality management system: The certification body will audit the manufacturer's quality management system to ensure that it can continuously produce products that meet the requirements of the MID directive.
5.Awarding of the Certificate: If the energy meter passes the type approval test and the product quality management system audit, the certification body will issue an MID certificate, allowing the product to be sold and used in the European Union market. It is important to note that the specific certification process may vary depending on the certification body. Therefore, when applying for MID energy meter certification, manufacturers should carefully understand the relevant regulations and certification body requirements, and apply accordingly.