Robert McGee, Metrology Lab Director
129 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
rmcgee@scda.sc.gov
803-253-4052


New Metrology Lab opening in 2018 adjacent to the Consumer Protection Headquarters at the State Farmer’s Market Campus

Please be patient as we transition to our new Metrology Laboratory.

Construction of the new metrology laboratory is complete and measuring equipment is installed. The metrology staff is now in the process of making daily control measurements needed to obtain NIST recognition of the new lab.

We will continue to operate at the current lab (237 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC) but on a limited schedule during this process.  Calibrations and certificates are temporally affected as our time is divided between two labs. Once fully operational, we will have much improved turnaround times.

 To schedule a calibration please call the metrology lab to discuss appointment availability and turnaround times.

Address: 129 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172
Phone number: 803-253-4052
Hours: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


SCDA Metrology Laboratory is an Echelon I laboratory, which is the highest precision level recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

South Carolina 2018 Certificate of Traceability

The Metrology Lab provides NIST traceable calibrations for mass and volume standards, calibrates equipment for our state inspectors and private scale and pump service companies for the enforcement of weights and measures regulations. Calibration services are available upon request to any business, industry, or government agency requiring NIST traceability for a fee. To schedule a calibration, complete the Calibration Request Form and include a copy with each shipment.

Calibrations available:

  • 1 milligram to 500 kilograms
  • .001 pound to 1000 pounds
  • 1 gallon to 1500 gallons.
  • Wheel-load weighers up to 36,000 pounds

Certification of Prover Cleaning

Laboratory Shipping Address:

SC Department of Agriculture
Metrology Laboratory
237 Catawba Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Additional Services Available Upon Request

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