TBS Joins Global Metrology Day Celebrations: Emphasizing Accuracy for a Sustainable Future

Dar es Salaam, May 20, 2024 – To harmonize with global practices, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) celebrated World Metrology Day today, an annual event on May 20. This year’s celebration took place in the Mbeya region, with TBS leveraging the occasion to educate and motivate stakeholders on the critical importance of verifying measurements to safeguard consumers.

A Global Theme for Local Impact

The theme for this year’s World Metrology Day, “Measurements Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow,” was echoed throughout the event. Joseph Kadenge, Senior Metrology Officer at TBS, underscored the theme’s relevance by speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam. He emphasized the vital role accurate measurements play in various sectors, urging manufacturers and stakeholders to engage TBS’s services to verify measurements to ensure accuracy and consumer protection.

“Accurate measurements are the backbone of quality assurance in any industry,” Kadenge stated. “We urge all sectors, from healthcare to manufacturing and the oil and gas industries, to continually verify their measurements. This practice ensures consumer protection and enhances trust and reliability in the market.”

Educational Initiatives in Mbeya

To mark the day’s significance, TBS organized a comprehensive seminar in Mbeya. This seminar aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of precise measurements and their impact on daily life and industrial practices. Attendees included representatives from various industries, government officials, and members of the public.

Joseph Mahilla, Chief Metrology Officer of the National Metrology Laboratory, highlighted the event’s educational focus. “World Metrology Day provides an excellent platform to disseminate critical information about the science of measurements. We ensure that this knowledge reaches all relevant stakeholders across the country,” he said.

The Dual Aspects of Metrology

Mahilla elaborated on the dual aspects of metrology that TBS manages: fundamental and industrial metrology. “Fundamental metrology deals with the research and development of new measurement methods and standards, while industrial metrology focuses on applying these standards in manufacturing and other industrial processes,” he explained.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

A key highlight of the seminar was the emphasis on TBS’s state-of-the-art metrology laboratory. “Our laboratory is equipped with the latest technology to provide precise measurement services. It is crucial for stakeholders to utilize these facilities to enhance the accuracy and quality of their products,” Mahilla noted.

A Call to Action for Stakeholders

The event concluded with a strong call to action for all stakeholders to prioritize the verification of their measurement tools and methods. “By ensuring accurate measurements, we are not just complying with standards; we are fostering a culture of excellence and reliability that benefits consumers and industries alike,” Kadenge remarked.

Looking Ahead

As Tanzania aligns with global standards in metrology, TBS remains committed to advancing measurement accuracy and quality. The Bureau’s efforts in education and providing top-tier verification services are pivotal in building a sustainable future, where accurate measurements underpin economic and industrial growth.

World Metrology Day serves as a reminder of the essential role of measurements in everyday life and the global economy. Through initiatives like these, TBS continues to champion the cause of accurate measurements, ensuring that Tanzania remains at the forefront of metrology excellence.

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