DOST offers calibration services

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Suppliers and distributors of petroleum products can now have their fuel delivery tankers calibrated at the Metrology and Instrumentation Laboratory (MIL) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) located at Barangay Maimpis, in this city.

Engr. Wilbert Balingit said the new calibration service is being offered to local oil companies who are required under government regulations to have their road tankers calibrated for accuracy once a year.

The MIL of the DOST logy has the capacity to calibrate fuel tankers with capacities of 5,000 to 50,000 liters. The process usually takes from four hours up to eight hours depending on the capacity of the tankers. Test fees range from P600 to P3,900.

"It actually benefits both the supplier and the distributor as a calibrated road tanker is protected against loss of fuel," said Balingit.

He also encouraged suppliers of petroleum products and owners of gasoline stations in the region to avail of the service.

DOST-MIL is also offering temperature calibration of refrigerated vans used for delivering meat products, both fresh and processed. This service is geared towards assisting food processing firms comply with regulations on the transport of said food products.

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