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Step by Step: NIMT’s Experience

P R AYOON S H IOWAT TA NA
NAT I O NA L I N ST ITUTE OF METROLOGY ( TH AIL AND)
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Table of Content
• Foundation
• Present status
• Some lessons learned
• Mode of Operation for Future challenges
• National Metrology Development Master Plan III (2017 – 2021)

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Foundation
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Metrology system in Thailand
Legal
Scientific Metrology
Metrology
National Metrology
Weights and Measures
System Development
Act B.E. 2466 (1823)
Act B.E. 2540 (1997)

National Institute of Central Bureau of Weights


Metrology (Thailand) and Measures
Ministry of Science and Technology Ministry of Commerce
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NIMT: Legal basis

National Metrology System Development Act


B.E. 2540 (1997)

Autonomous institution Designated national


under Ministry of Science highest authority in
and Technology scientific metrology
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Immediate Challenge

Financial
crisis

1 July 1997 1 June 1998


Need
Floating of THB NIMT was found metrology
started the Asia
Economic Crisis Need export
to support
economy

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Yen loan from Japanese Government
• JBIC Loan
• 1st Loan: 29 September 1999
722 Million JPY (~ 7 Million USD)
for National Metrology System Development #1
• 2nd Loan: 22 September 2000
2,202 Million JPY (~ 22 Million USD)
for National Metrology System Development #2

• Japan Technical Cooperation for the Project on Technical


Strengthening of National Institute of Metrology (Thailand) 2 Phases
• October 2002 – October 2004
• October 2004 – October 2008 “I AM NIMT”

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Details of technical support through JICA

3 months hand- Procure


on training with measurement Calibration
Choosing NMIJ system & Preparing procedure and
quantity and
range of researchers: equipment calibration lab setting were
measurement 36 staff of NIMT recommended by procedure checked by NMIJ
involved in these NMIJ researchers
trainings researchers

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Supports from friends
• PTB: Promotion of Thai Calibration Service Project
• JICA & NMIJ/AIST: Japanese Technical Cooperation for
the Project on Technical Strengthening of National
Institute of Metrology (Thailand)
• NMIA & NIM, China among the first helping hands

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Present status
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Labs & Offices
• 2 campuses:
• one in Pathum thani
• the other in Bangkok
• Organisation:
• 7 Metrology Departments
• 2 Administrative Departments
• 1 MIS Center
• 47 labs with strictly controlled
temperature and humidity
• Good vibration control
• Energy conservation (operated 24 h)
• Easy maintenance with less interruption
• Good working environment
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Staff & Budget
• Staff  196
• Metrologist: 127
(Bachelor: 27, Master: 56, PhD: 41, Others: 3)
• Supporting staff: 69
(Bachelor: 40, Master: 20, PhD: 3, Others: 6)

• Budget
~ 220 Million THB from government
~ 40 Million THB from services
~ 2000 Million THB for upgrading national measurement
standards and facilities, 2013 - 2017
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Measurement Capabilities & Services

2000 2003 2016


• 70 measurement • 100 measurement • 677 measurement
capabilities capabilities capabilities
• 1100 services • 1400 services • 4000 services

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NIMT’s Calibration Capabilities

187

136

117 115

50
44

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AUV Chemical Electrical Dimensional Mechanical Photometry Thermometry
No. of capability 28 136 117 187 115 50 44

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CIPM-MRA and CMCs

October 1999 July 2003 February 2016


• Became signatory to • First measurement • 197 measurement
CIPM-MRA capabilities entered capabilities
Appendix C registered in the
(CMCs in electrical Appendix C
metrology) • 143 Physical
• 54 Chemical

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Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) of APMP NMIs

1029

881 880

261 259
239
197

94
73 31 21
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China Korea Japan Singapore Taiwan India Thailand Malaysia Indonesia Vietnam Philippines
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Some lessons learned from Thailand
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Influential factors
• Good understanding and strong support from decision makers
“ The ASEAN governments would be encouraged to support the plan and roadmap to
develop scientific metrology to strengthen the quality infrastructure in their
respective countries ” (Decision of COST-69, Phuket, Thailand)
• Continuity
• Starting from practical level
• Demand pull: find partners and work with them
• Friends: support and guidance
• Delivery: keep one’s promise
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Development of NIMT’s
mass measurement capabilities
2015
• Vacuum mass comparators, silicon sphere
2007
• Mass comparators: Mettler AX64004, up to 64 kg, resolution 0.1 mg
2004
• E2: 1mg - 20 kg - Accredited
1998
• Weight class E1 & E2

First customers: weight classes F2 & lower, F1, E2


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1400 35
Class F2 and Lower 108
Class F1
115 157
1200 Class E2
32
1000

229 152 56

Development of
105
800
88 177

NIMT mass 600 239 290


1165 1142

calibration 400 189 801

services
698 658
473
200
292
1999 - 2005
0
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005*

2005: Moving NIMT labs to


Pathum thani campus
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Development of NIMT’s
Electrical measurement capabilities
2005++
• Josephson Voltage Standard & Quantum Hall Resistance Standard
2001
• Zener 732 & Thomas 1-ohm, GL 9975 & etc.
2000
• DMM 3458, Calibrator 5700s, 5790 & etc.
1998
• Calibrator 5500s

First customers: meter 3 ½ & 4 ½ digits


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NIMT in 2015

• 47 labs with strictly controlled temperature and humidity


• Good vibration control
• Energy conservation (operated 24 h)
• Easy maintenance with less interruption “I AM NIMT”
• Good
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NIMT in 2015
• Staff: 195 • Metrologist: 130
(Bachelor: 31, Master: 57, PhD: 41, Others: 1)
• Supporting staff: 65
(Bachelor: 35, Master: 22, PhD: 1, Others: 7)
• Organisation • Metrology Departments: 7
• Laboratories: 47
• Administrative departments: 3
• MIS Center: 1
• Budget • ~220 Million THB from government
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• ~30 Million THB from services
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Mode of Operation for Future challenges
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New Challenges

Link national
metrology
development to Create tangible impacts
national economy and
social development

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Approach & Mode of Operation
Create
Tangible
Impacts

Building
Network

Building
Stronger
Foundation

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Building Foundation
Chemical Metrology International
Physical Metrology
& Biometry recognition

Upgrade Participate in
New lab building measurement Key
standards Comparisons

New quantities, Research &


New equipment ranges & publish peer
techniques reviewed articles
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Building Network
Domestic Regional International
Network Network Network
Bilateral
ASEAN Experts collaboration
Metrology Club
Group on Metrology e.g. NMIJ, NICT, PTB,
NIM, KRISS

Participation in
Chemical Metrology
APMP, APMP-DEC international forum:
Laboratory Network
BIPM, IMEKO

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Create tangible impacts

New transfer measurement standard

Consumer
SME and Quality of
Protection
Industry Life
& Fair Trade
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Strengthen NQI
• Collaboration with Abs
• MOU on Promotion and Development of Thailand RMs
• Partners: TISI, DSS, DMSc & NIMT

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Improve productivity through skill improvement:
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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Fair trade: sweetness RM
Cane and sugar Industry of Thailand
1. One of the biggest sugar exporter, about 7
million tons, worth approx 30,000 million baht
2. Internal consumption 3 metric tons, worth
approx. 20,000 million baht
3. Involved more than 1,000,000 farmers

“Promotion of metrology system


for the quality of cane and sugar”
Office of The • Reference Material for Brix
Cane and Sugar measurement
Board (OCSB) • Calibration of refractometer
• Proficiency Testing scheme for brix
determination of the sugar
industry
• Awareness seminars Calibrated refractometer: Fairness of
Calibrated weighing machine: Fairness of weighing trading by CCS measurement
FOO
D

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Quality of medical services:
Guide for measuring device verification

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Quality of environment: Pollution monitoring & control
Collaboration with Pollution Control Department

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National Metrology System Development
Master Plan III (2017 – 2021)
A P P ROV E D IN P R I N C I PLE BY T H E NAT I O NA L M E T RO LO GY CO M M I T T E E
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Structure of Strategic Intentions
SI-1: Demand-pulled Measurement Capabilities &
Innovations

SI-2: Coherently and effectively Functioning NQI

SI-3: Productive & Innovative Economy

SI-4: Sustainable Society with Quality Culture

SI-5: Capable and Respectable NMI


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Structure of Strategic Intentions
COMPETITIVE THAILAND

STRATEGIC INTENTION 4
STRATEGIC INTENTION 3 STRATEGIC INTENTION 2
Coherently Functioning NQI Sustainable Society with
Productive & Innovative
Quality Culture
Economy

STRATEGIC INTENTION 1
Demand-pulled Measurement Capabilities & Innovations

STRATEGIC INTENTION 5
Capable and Respectable NMI
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Expectations following the completion of Master Plan #3
Social Environment Economy
Public health Waste reduction Efficient
Road safety Pollution control manufacturing
Increase Green energy process
Consumer
protection Efficient energy
Natural Disaster consumption for
Sustainable society management manufacturers
with Quality Culture Carbon footprints Increase
reduction productivity for
industry
Cost-saving from
importing foreign
know-how
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Work Plans to deploy the strategies
1
INFRASTRUCTURE
2 TARGETED
INDUSTRIES
BIOECONOMY 3

4 SMEs
5
HUMAN CAPITAL
6 PEOPLE & SOCIETY

ENVIRONMENT 7

8 S & T INFRASTRUCTURE
SMART 9 “I AM NIMT”
ORGANIZATION
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New Chemistry Lab
Strengthening
metrology
infrastructure

• Construction 727 Million THB • Area 12,000 m2


( ~ 24 Million USD) • 7 floors, 5 groups of laboratories “I AM NIMT”
• Equipment 484 Million THB
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International Relations
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3/4-5 Moo 3, Klong 5, Klong-luang,
Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

P: +66 (0)2 577 5100 Ext. 1252 F: +66 (0)2 577 3658
Email: sivinee@nimt.or.th, iro@nimt.or.th

Thank you for your kind attention!


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