27 Jul

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01 Aug

NPL e-Learning Program: Measurement Explained Series

Measurement Explained is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.

Measurement Fundamentals Explained
This is the first online open unit from NPL’s ‘Measurement Explained’ series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as ‘accuracy’, ‘precision’, ‘calibration’, ‘traceability’, but also outlines the International System of Units and the realization of the SI Base Units.

Measurement Uncertainty Explained
This is the second online open unit from NPL’s ‘Measurement Explained’ series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as ‘error’, ‘standard deviation’ and ‘probability distributions’. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.

Geometrical Product Specification Explained
This online open unit introduces dimensional measurement, geometrical tolerancing, tolerance types, and covers relevant considerations when designing and/or interpreting an engineering drawing. More ⇒

01 Aug

Fluke Calibration Web Seminars On Demand

Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology Free, real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are added monthly. Bookmark this page and check back often. And, if you would like to be the first to know about new seminars, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you cannot find the topic you are looking for on the list, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand Fluke Calibration Web Seminars to find out. Schedule of 2017 Web Seminars by Fluke Calibration, Updated June 1, 2017


01 Aug 2017

WorkPlace Training – elearning

Precision Measurement Series-Level I, Precision Measurement Series-Level II, and ISO/IEC 17025 Complaince: An easy to access, menu driven curriculum allows the learner to concentrate on the topics specific to their job requirements. For anyone taking measurements, new hires, students or a refresher for more experienced technicians. All titles have their own parameter specific glossary, pre and post tests and Certificate of Competency. More ⇒


01 Aug 2017

Seminar 114: Hands-On Gage Calibration, Aurora, Illinois

The Hands-On Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small • a maximum of 6 students • to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations. Download course description More ⇒


02 Aug 2017

2017 Best Calibration Practices: Interactive Workshop! Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

This education-driven, interactive workshop is designed to equip managers, engineers and technicians with strategies for improving daily calibration processes and tasks.  More ⇒


03 Aug 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 for Cannabis Testing Laboratories, San Francisco, California

In the interest of public health and safety, many states are raising the bar for cannabis testing laboratories by requiring those laboratories to be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. This course will provide an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating technical competence of cannabis-testing laboratories. Throughout this course, participants in the cannabis industry will learn why this standard applies to them and how accreditation improves their visibility and creditability over non-accredited labs. This course will be presented for the benefit of all interested parties, however there is direct reference as to how the standard applies to cannabis-testing facilities. You will be introduced to the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard. Laboratory personnel will learn how implementing the standard will make their labs better; regulatory personnel will understand how the standard can ensure impartial technical competence; and cultivators, producers, and investors will learn how using an accredited laboratory is good for business and good for consumer safety. More ⇒


07 Aug 2017

2017 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) is the largest conference in North America focused on environmental measurements. In 2017, NEMC will be held August 7-11 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Effectively Communicating Scientific Information.” NEMC is held annually as a part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium — a combined meeting of the NEMC and The NELAC Institute (TNI)’s Forum on Environmental Accreditation. The Symposium is co-sponsored by TNI under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

08 Aug 2017

Expanding the Use of A Piston Gauge: Differential and Negative Gauge Mode, Webinar

Piston gauges are commonly used to measure absolute and gauge mode pressures. But they can be used for much more, including negative gauge or vacuum mode as well as differential pressures. Join us as we show how to do these useful calibrations. More ⇒

Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, U.S.


12 Aug 2017

NCSL International 2017 Workshop & Symposium

Precision & Performance with Measurement Science Gaylord National Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland


19 Aug 2017

XXXIInd International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium, Montréal, Canada

For the thirty-second time since the inception of URSI, Radio Scientists from across the world will get together for the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. This triennial gathering will take place from 19th to 26th of August 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about recent advances in all fields of Radio Science, as covered by all ten URSI Commissions.

Topics of Interest will include:

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology Commission B: Fields and Waves Commission C: Radiocommunication and Signal Processing Systems Commission D: Electronics and Photonics Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation Commission H: Waves in Plasmas Commission J: Radio Astronomy Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine Print friendly version of all of the Commission Sessions (PDF, 655 KB)


21 Aug 2017

Advanced Mass Seminar, Gaithersburg, Maryland

The 9 day, hands-on mass calibration seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the advanced mass dissemination procedures, the equations, and associated calculations. It includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of documentary references, reference standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers mass calibration documentation published in NISTIR 6969, NISTIR 5672, NIST Technical Note 952, and NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods. Date for the calibration of precision mass standards to OIML R 111-1 and ASTM E617 weight classes. This seminar incorporates approximately 50 percent lectures with topic-related discussion and 50 percent laboratory work in which the participant performs measurements by selecting and applying correct procedures, equations, and calculations discussed in the classroom. The participant will evaluate measurement assurance and uncertainty data, complete data analysis using software, and produce a certificate of calibration compliant with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. More ⇒


21 Aug 2017

CALCON 2017, Meeting on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing, Logan, Utah

Calibration is becoming increasingly more challenging as measurement requirements for many of today’s remote sensing applications become more stringent. The Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing (CALCON) annual meeting provides a forum for scientists, engineers, and managers to present, discuss, and learn about calibration, characterization, and radiometric issues within the microwave, IR, visible, and UV spectral ranges. Individuals developing measurement requirements for current and future sensor systems are encouraged to participate in the meetings to foster continuity and advancement within the community. CALCON attendance enables interaction with other experts, helps close the gap between expectations and real-world experiences, and may result in the discovery of solutions to individual program challenges. If attending CALCON this year, check with your home institution to find out if attendance satisfies any training requirements.


21 Aug 2017

Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025, Memphis, Tennessee

The 2.5-day Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 training course prepares the internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. Attendees of this course will learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit to ISO/IEC ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening. More ⇒


23 Aug 2017

How to Properly Use and Maintain Temperature Fixed-Point Cells to Correctly Establish Traceability, Webinar

Fixed-point cells are the lowest uncertainty temperature reference standards available today, producing uncertainties as low as 0.00002 °C. However, when they are not used and maintained properly, errors on the order of 0.020 °C or larger can occur. Due to these risks, current quality standards and international directives have special requirements for correctly establishing their traceability. Attend this webinar to learn about potential fixed-point cell errors and how to avoid them. Also, quality standards will be discussed to ensure you know and understand current industry best practice. The webinar will cover primary standard fixed-points, secondary (mini) fixed-points, and special considerations for the water triple-point fixed-point and how it is handled for maintaining accuracy of reference thermometers. More ⇒

Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern, U.S.


23 Aug 2017

3D Vision Inspection, Webinar

The technologies that have become available to metrologists over the past 20 or more years is prolific. Laser scanners and other high-tech and automated tools have become mainstays of the quality professional’s toolbox. This webinar will discuss one of the most popular, 3D vision inspection, which provides what is most important to discrete manufacturers–accuracy, speed and portability–for a host of applications, from high-accuracy to high-volume. More ⇒

Start Time: 2:00 PM EDT


24 Aug 2017

Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty, Memphis, Tennessee

Attendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.

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24 Aug 2017

Be Prepared for Next Generation MIPI Physical Layer Design and Evaluation  | Keysight

Start Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET


30 Aug 2017

How to Create a Temperature Measurement Uncertainty Budget, Webinar Uncertainty Budgets are essential to the credibility of a calibration process. Join this free Fluke Calibration Web Seminar to learn how to use calibration certificates, manufacturer’s specifications, process data and other items to create a robust picture of the uncertainties that are involved in temperature calibrations. More ⇒

Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, U.S.

Visit NSCA and Tra-Cal Lab at NCSLI's Symposium at National Harbor MD August 12-17, 2017 at Booth #316.