Robert McGee, Metrology Lab Director
237 Catawba Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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

SCDA is building a new state of the art metrology laboratory located at the State Farmers Market Campus. The laboratory will be 8900 sf and will feature cranes, lifts and weight moving equipment which will greatly improve safety and workflow. The precision mass labs are designed for Echelon I calibrations for the highest possible calibration accuracy.

Construction will be completed in the fall of 2017. Our plan is to transition to the new lab with limited effect to our customers or schedule. But please be patience if calibrations take a little longer during this process. You will be notified when our shipping address changes.


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 2016-2017 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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