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Calibration and verification services

Calibration laboratory (Metrology) 

Cheshire West and Chester operates a calibration service for weights and measures equipment. 

Service contact information:

Fees and charges

* Please contact us for our local authority working standards charges 2013


Service Information
Weight calibration From 1mg to 1,000 Kg
Volume calibration From 5ml = 1,000 L
Length calibration Up to 50 Metres
Weighing and measuring equipment test and verification We offer a testing / verification service for many different forms of weighing and measuring equipment. We are a Notified Body for the verification of Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) and for Liquid Fuel Measuring Instruments (Petrol / Diesel Pumps)
Certification Each item submitted for calibration is returned with a traceable calibration certificate that is acceptable to most quality systems
 We can demonstrate traceability from National Standards via the National Measurement Office

Weighbridge test unit (WBTU)

Weighbridge Test Unit VehicleOur Weighbridge Test Unit (WBTU) is available for hire by customers anywhere in the UK. The vehicle has a maximum gross weight of 48 tonnes.

The vehicle is used to carry out verifications and tests on weighbridges and other large weighing equipment for both the public and private sector. The driver / operator carries all relevant documentation including risk assessment, calibration certificates for all weights, safety certificates and a health and safety note to clients.

The WBTU consists of:

Bulk fuel test unit (BFTU)

Our Bulk Fuel Test Unit (BFTU) is available for hire by customers anywhere in the UK. The BFTU is used to test / verify the accuracy of bulk fuel road tankers often used to deliver large quantities of heating oil to domestic and commercial premises. The BFTU consists of a calibrated reference meter mounted within and enclosed trailer. The trailer is towed behind our Land Rover.

The unit is towed to site and operated by an officer from Cheshire West and Chester. The driver / operator carries all relevant documentation including risk assessment and calibration certificates.

Hire weights

A range of weights are available for hire. These include 1000 Kg bar weights, 500 Kg block weights, 500 Kg roller weights, 250 Kg roller weights, 20 Kg / 10 Kg / 5 Kg hand weights and an inspector style box containing weights from 1 g to 2 Kg.

Delivery and collection service (items for calibration, testing or hire)

Items to be submitted for calibration and hire weights can be collected and / or delivered by prior arrangement.