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COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF METROLOGY AND CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

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MOSCOW, November 1, 2021 – Two Meetings of sectoral working subgroups
of the Permanent Russian-Chinese Working Group on standardization, metrology, conformity assessment and inspection control were held via videoconference:

The co-chairs of the Working Subgroup on metrological assurance of measuring units of energy resources are Zakhar Osoka, Deputy Head of the Department of Metrology, State Supervision and Control of Rosstandart, and Zhang Yiqun, Chief Inspector
of the SAMR Department of Metrology. During the meeting, Parties presented reports on the prospects of improving metrological support in the field of moisture measurement of oil and petroleum products, presented the results of bomb calorimeters on coal samples comparisons, exchanged information on the current state of preparation for comparisons of VNIIM and NIM for measuring sulfur content in petroleum products, international comparisons of the state primary standard of the unit volume of liquid, temperature dependence of viscosity, standard reference data.

 

"Metrology Institutes continue preparations for comparisons of standards
of volume and flow of liquid between Russia and China, continue to exchange information in the field of creating standard samples of natural gas and quality control of liquefied natural gas. Our experts on the permanent basis carry out various cooperation activities with Chinese partners, which allows us to see practical results of joint work. Holding of related meetings has a positive effect on our bilateral cooperation and allows us to increase our interaction," said Zakhar Osoka.

 

Following the meeting, Russian and Chinese sides agreed to conduct comparisons of national standards of water consumption of Russia and China in 2022. In addition, Chinese side expressed interest in the Russian experience of maintaining
and developing the State Service of Standard Reference Data, the scientific
and methodological support of which is carried out by the State Scientific Metrological Centre of FSUE "VNIIMS". Moreover, the principle of using Raman spectroscopy presented by PJSC "Gazpromneft" in the gas analysis, oil and petroleum products
on the stream - also kindled interest of the counterparts.

 

On that week was also held a meeting of the Working Subgroup on conformity assessment of automobiles, co-chaired by Alexander Kuzmin, Head of the Department
of Metrology, State Supervision and Control of Rosstandart and Bo Yumin, Deputy Director of the SAMR Certification Department. Parties raised and covered issues
of the comparative analysis of regulatory legal acts of conformity assessment procedures for automotive products in the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. Discussed inspections that were carries out in relation to Russian representative offices of Chinese automobile plants.

Both Russian and Chinese sides paid attention to the topics of control system and supervisory activities for unmanned vehicles, electric vehicles, and regulatory requirements for unmanned vehicles and electric vehicles in Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.

 

The parties confirmed their intention to continue the work of the Working Subgroup, which is a link between the control and supervisory authorities, manufacturers
of automotive products and conformity assessment bodies. This work has a positive impact to the quality of products supplied to the markets of the both countries.

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