National Measurement System


NMC is the custodian of the national physical measurement standards in Singapore and is responsible for establishing and maintaining the nation’s highest level of physical measurement standards. This can be traced to the International System of Units (SI) established under the Metre Convention, a worldwide diplomatic treaty on metrology.

To ensure that the measurement standards in Singapore are compatible and consistent with international definitions, NMC actively participates in international comparisons of measurement standards with other national metrology institutes, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, USA), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany), VSL Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL, Netherlands), National Institute of Metrology (NIM, China), Korea Research Institute of Standards and Sciences (KRISS, Korea) and National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ, Japan).

NMC is a signatory to the Global Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Measurement (CIPM-MRA), coordinated by the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM).

NMC provides technical expertise in the accreditation of laboratories, in calibration and measurement services, and provides key services to the industry, government organisations and other end users.