Overestimation of conformity assessment risks in legal requirements of weighing instruments
Keywords:NAWI, MPE, conformity assessment, global risk
This paper examines the risks for producers and consumers of non-automatic weighing instruments. It compares two scenarios: one where only the maximum permissible error requirement of the standard weights is considered during the computation of measurement uncertainty and another where the standard uncertainty of the weights is also involved. By quantifying these risks, the study sheds light on the potential implications for both producers and consumers. The results shows that in general, the producer and consumer risks are both wrongly estimated for the use of only the maximum permissible error location criterium. The overestimation founded reached levels higher than 20 %.
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