The agreement signers from the left: Professor Rafał Wiśniowski, Vice-Rector for Cooperation, and Rafał Kępka, Vice-President of GUM. Photo: AGH UST
On January 9, 2023, the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Central Office of Measures (GUM) signed agreements on cooperation to implement projects from the ‘Polish Metrology’ programme of the Ministry of Education and Science.
The agreements were signed by Professor Rafał Wiśniowski, Vice-Rector for Cooperation, and Rafał Kępka, Vice-President of GUM.
On the part of the AGH UST, the cooperation will be coordinated by two faculties: the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection. Both projects will be carried out within 24 months.
The cooperation will encompass the participation of the Central Office of Measures in two projects carried out at the AGH UST, funded by the first edition of the ministerial competition.
The first project, carried out at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering and led by Dr hab. Eng. Ryszard Sroka, Associate Professor at the AGH UST, is titled: Przygotowanie zabezpieczenia metrologicznego dla wprowadzenia do stosowania w Polsce systemów WIM działających w trybie „direct mass enforcement” (e-WIM).
The subsidy for this project is: PLN 979,000.
The second project, carried out within a consortium led by the AGH UST and Dr hab. Eng. Marcin Zych, Associate Professor at the AGH UST, is titled: Metodyka oceny przydatności wybranych przepływomierzy zwężkowych do pomiarów dwufazowych ciecz-gaz.
The consortium comprises:
The subsidy for this project is: PLN 975,590.
The Central Office of Measures is a government agency that focuses on measures and hallmarking. The President of the Office is accountable to the Minister of Development. The chief tasks of the GUM include a wide spectrum of issues related to metrology, measurement units, and their definitions, as well as technologically advanced measurement standards and the protection of the economic and technical safety of the state.
Metrology plays a vital role not only in the economy, but also in everyday life. It is especially important in wholesale trade, as the transactions in the energy and power raw material sectors come to millions of tonnes of petroleum, billions of cubic metres of natural gas, or terawatt hours’ worth of electricity with a contract value of billions of zlotys. Metrology is also an important tool in scientific research and cutting-edge work on complex technologies; in other words, in all instances where innovation meets precise measurements. Developing new products, services, and processes often forces entrepreneurs to measure quantity, quality, and efficiency at all stages of production.
GUM supports the Polish economy, increasing its innovation and competitiveness by providing up-to-date knowledge on measures, sharing measurement infrastructure, providing metrological services, and controlling measuring devices used in health care, environmental protection, internal security and public order, protection of consumer rights, collection of fees, taxes, and other budget charges, as well as in customs and tax control and trade.
From the left: Prof. Janusz Gajda, Vice-Dean for Science from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering; Dr Andrzej Kurkiewicz, Director of GUM Innovation and Development Department; Dr hab. Marcin Zych (Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection); Prof. Rafał Wiśniowski, Vice-Rector for Cooperation; Rafał Kępka, Vice-President of GUM; Dr hab. Ryszard Sroka, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering; Prof. Jacek Matyszkiewicz, Dean of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection; Agnieszka Wójcik (Administration and Business Cooperation Department; Dr Adam Lichota, Director of Centre for Project Management Support. Photo: AGH UST