Calibration Services
Overview of the Instruments Research and Development Unit (IRDU)
  • Keep a set of meteorological standard instruments traceable with recognized national or international standards.

  • Serve as the centre for the national reference standard for basic meteorological instruments of the agency.

  • Perform calibration of basic meteorological instruments and equipment.

  • Issue and file certificates of calibrations

  • Cooperate with other local and international instrument centers for standardization of basic meteorological instruments.

  • Participate to inter-comparison of basic meteorological instruments.

  • Training of personnel in calibration methodology and basic meteorological instrumentation.

  • Participate actively in local and international workshops, conference and trainings.

  • Perform research on basic meteorological instruments and equipment, and the conduct of thorough study to support research project.

PAGASA Calibration Laboratory Services with Corresponding Fees
NOTE: As per DOST Administrative No.006, series of 2018 and in compliance to Malacanang Administration order No.31, series of 2012

PRESSURE

Type of Equipment / Device Method Range or Capacity Existing Fee Recommended New Fees
Pressure Measuring Instrument (Barometer, Barograph, Electronics) Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Barometer 700hPa - 1040hPa regular six (6) test points 550 700.00
per succeeding test points New Service 250.00
Mercurial Barometer Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Barometer 700hPa - 1040hPa, regular six (6) test points 660.00 850.00
per succeeding test points New Service 300.00
Surveying Altimeter Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Barometer 700hPa - 1040hPa regular six (6) test points 550 700.00
per succeeding test points New Service 300.00

HUMIDITY

Type of Equipment / Device Method Range or Capacity Existing Fee Recommended New Fees
Hygrograph Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Hygrometer/Psychrometer 35% - 98% RH, regular six (6) test points 510.00 650.00
Electronic / Dial Type Hygrometer Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Hygrometer/Pscyhrometer 35% - 98% RH, regular six (6) test points 540 700.00

RAIN GAUGE

Type of Equipment / Device Method Range or Capacity Existing Fee Recommended New Fees
Tipping Bucket Recorder Comparative Measurement and Calculation System 10-300 mm/hr regular four (4) test points 620 800.00
per succeeding test points New Service 300.00

TEMPERATURE

Type of Equipment / Device Method Range or Capacity Existing Fee Recommended New Fees
Thermometers (Room, Max, & Min, Liquid, Thermograph, Dial Type and Electornics) Comparative Measurement using Calibration Chamber and Standard Thermometer 0 - 45 °C regular six (6) test points 670 850.00

WIND SPEED

Type of Equipment / Device Method Range or Capacity Existing Fee Recommended New Fees
Anemometer (analog or digital) Comparative Measurement using Wind Tunnel and Standard Wind Flow Calculation System 2 - 100 m/s, regular six (6) test points 1040 1,350.00
per succeeding test points New Service 500.00

IRDU Contact Details

For Quotation Requests


Mr. Ferdinand Barcenas

Unit Chief, IRDU

Agham Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1100

(632) 9292121

irdu@pagasa.dost.gv.ph