December

 

01 Dec 2017

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.

 

01 Dec 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 Dec 2017

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 Web Seminars by Fluke Calibration

 

04 Dec 2017

Fundamentals of Metrology, Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Fundamentals of Metrology seminar will introduce the participant to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into the laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and Laboratory Quality Management Systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation, software verification and validation and management reviews. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics will be covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY and USE reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results;
  • EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic (noted on the Table of Contents and the detailed learning objectives) to each other and to your managers and show how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis.
  • Have and know how to IMPLEMENT several simple tools, job aids, and references to use and improve your laboratory operations. More ⇒

 

04 Dec 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 and Laboratory Accreditation, Frederick, Maryland

This course is an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In this course, you will receive an overview of the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

Course Content:

  • Course Introduction.
  • Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification.
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
  • A2LA Accreditation Process.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – What the Standard Requires:

  • Requirements for a quality manual;
  • Document control;
  • Contracts with customers;
  • Purchasing quality-critical services and supplies;
  • Handling complaints and non-conforming work;
  • Corrective and preventive actions;
  • Records maintenance;
  • Internal auditing and management review processes;
  • Personnel training and authorization;
  • Test and calibration procedures;
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance;
  • Traceability to the SI;
  • Sample preparation;
  • Quality control; and
  • Test and calibration reports.

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05 Dec 2017

4th Atlas/NIST Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability, Gaithersburg, Maryland

With intensified pricing pressure, low cost and emerging materials/technologies are increasingly used in photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. To respond to new challenges of durability and reliability assessment of PV materials and modules, Atlas Material Testing Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are pleased to host a two-day workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability for the global photovoltaic community. This workshop is distinguished from other PV conferences by its focus on weathering, measurement, and modeling of durability for materials used in solar PV applications. The Atlas/NIST Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability will feature technical presentations, a poster session, standards discussion, and a NIST facility tour. This event will allow participants to hear from and interact with industry experts ranging from material suppliers, module manufacturers, testing and certification companies to universities and national laboratories. Attendees will not only hear about advanced lifetime test methods, but will also have an opportunity to engage in open discussions on how to convert advanced research to consensus standards development.

 

05 Dec 2017

Tips for Maintaining Temperature Calibration Equipment, Webinar

You’ve invested a lot of money in your temperature calibration lab. Preventative maintenance is critical to keeping your calibration baths and temperature calibrators running at their best. A few minutes spent now in maintaining your equipment can also save you costly repairs and downtime later.

Join this free Fluke Calibration Web Seminar to learn tips for keeping your calibration baths and temperature calibrators operating at their peak. More ⇒

 

06 Dec 2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 The New Standard for Laboratory Competence, Frederick, Maryland

This course is a comprehensive review of the changes made to ISO/IEC 17025 during its recent revision. In this course, you will be guided through the impact to your existing ISO/IEC 17025 compliant system, as well as the necessary steps to ensure compliance to the new standard.

Course Content:

  • Course Introduction.
  • New and revised Quality Management Requirements.
  • New and revised Technical Requirements.
  • Identifying adjustments to your existing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Quality Documentation.

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06 Dec 2017

Thermocouple Users and Manufacturers Conference, United Kingdom

NPL would like to invite you to the 2nd Thermocouple Users and Manufacturers Conference which takes place in December. Thermocouples are by far the most widely used temperature sensor in industry and academia. This conference is aimed at decision makers in the manufacture and use of thermocouples.

 

06 Dec 2017

Live Expert Pressure Calibration Panel, Webinar

Fluke and Fluke Calibration manufacture an expansive range of pressure calibration products to solve a wide variety of pressure measurement needs. In this series, the experts who develop these products are speaking out. Learn what best practices they recommend and get answers to your pressure measurement and calibration questions.

Participate in a live interactive session with pressure testing / calibration experts. Learn the answers to commonly-asked questions and get answers to your own questions as well. Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, U.S. More ⇒

 

06 Dec 2017

Signal Generation and Digital Modulation Fundamentals

Webcast | Keysight

 

06 Dec 2017

Characterization and Compliance Testing for 400G/PAM4 Designs 

Webcast | Keysight

 

06 Dec 2017

Optimize Your Battery Management System

Webcast | Keysight

 

07 Dec 2017

Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025, Frederick, Maryland

This course practices the internationally-recognized approaches of ISO 19011:2011-Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems to conducting effective internal audits. The techniques learned promote the involvement of laboratory personnel. The course includes easy-to-implement methods for continual improvement of the audit process and preparing for external assessments to ISO/IEC 17025:2005-General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

Course Content:

  • Identifying ISO/IEC 17025 requirements related to internal audits;
  • Planning and conducting internal audits within laboratories;
  • Auditing principles and techniques;
  • Composing audit reports and findings; and
  • Required skills of an internal auditor.

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12 Dec 2017

Seminar 116: Dimensional Metrology: Measurement, Inspection and Calibration, Aurora, Illinois

Dimensional metrology (the science and practice of dimensional measurement) is the fundamental educational series of the Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology. The full curriculum consists of

  • Free online educational material
  • The 2-day classroom course Dimensional Metrology: Measurement, Inspection, and Calibration
  • The 1-day classroom course Dimensional Metrology for the Quality Professional.

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12 Dec 2017

Force Measurement Uncertainty, Webinar

Are you calculating force measurement uncertainties correctly? Do you know Morehouse has a simple excel sheet and guidance document to help make these calculations easier? Join us December 12 for a webinar on calculating measurement uncertainties. Inaccordance with the requirements in ILAC P-14, JCGM 100, ASTM E74, and A2LA R205. All attendees will receive a free copy of our guidance document and excel spreadsheet simplifying this process.

Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time Zone, United States. More ⇒

 

13 Dec 2017

Annealing an RTD: Why, When, and How, Webinar

You already know that RTDs and PRTs are subject to resistance drift. You may know that sometimes they can be recovered through annealing. But you might not know exactly how to go about the process of annealing. Join this free Fluke Calibration Web Seminar to learn:

  • Why annealing can minimize the effects of resistance drift
  • How to restore your RTPW value to its original calibrated state
  • Why an annealing program can help extend calibration intervals
  • What equipment is required to anneal an RTD or PRT

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14 Dec 2017

Mastering Noise Figure Measurements 

Webcast | Keysight

 

January

04 Jan 2018

National Radio Science Meeting, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado

This open scientific meeting is sponsored by the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The USNC-URSI is appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and represents U.S. radio scientists in URSI. Through technical co-sponsorship of the meeting by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, authors will have their choice of submitting one-page abstracts that are not archived on IEEE Xplore, or two-page summaries that are archived on IEEE Xplore. At least one author is required to register for each presented abstract or summary. Papers must be presented for their corresponding summaries to be archived on IEEE Xplore. Abstracts or summaries on any topic in the interest area of a Commission are welcome. Contact the USNC-URSI Commission Chairs listed below or visit the meeting website for further information.

Please note that the meeting this year takes place on Thursday-Sunday. (In the recent past it has been Wednesday-Saturday.) Sunday will be used for technical presentations only if needed to accommodate the number of accepted papers.

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04 Jan 2018

ATMME 2018 will be hosted at Harbin Institute of Technology, China!

The ATMME Conference is an annual event, focusing on the Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering as they assess the current state-of-the-art and roadmap crucial areas for future research. The ATMME Conference has become a solid platform for scientists and engineers to share their research findings, exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, meet with colleagues or acquaint with new friends from abroad, broaden their knowledge and bridge the gap between academia and industry.Papers on various topics are welcome in the field of Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering.

Following the big success of the first ATMME conference in Bangkok, Thailand in 2017, the second ATMME conference will be held in Harbin, a historical and modern city with distinctive Russian influence. The Harbin city is known for its cool, comfortable summer and the annual Ice Sculpture Festival in January. Cold weather lasts about 190 days each year, but allyear round, you will find people here are warm-hearted and friendly. We believe that thisconference and this city will be an unforgettable experience for you.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Harbin!

 

08 Jan 2018

Explore the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum, Kissimmee, Florida

Innovation in aerospace starts here, at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum (AIAA SciTech Forum). AIAA SciTech Forum, and the 11 technical conferences that comprise the forum, have been delivering aerospace research and technology findings that have driven innovative developments for more than 50 years.

In 2018, you can expect scores of opportunities for collaboration and discussion on the following topics:

  • Adaptive Structures
  • Aeroacoustics Aero Measurement Technology
  • Air Breathing Propulsion Aircraft Design
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
  • Command & Control Systems
  • Communications Systems Computer Systems
  • Design Engineering Digital Avionics Education
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Ground Test
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Non-Deterministic Approaches
  • Plasmadynamics and Lasers
  • Propellants and Combustion Sensor Systems
  • Software Systems Space Operations
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • Structures
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Survivability
  • Systems Engineering
  • Terrestrial Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Thermophysics
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Thermophysics
  • Unmanned Systems

 

09 Jan 2018

Balance and Scale Calibration and Uncertainties, plus User Uncertainties, Gaithersburg, Maryland

This NIST Seminar will cover the calibration and use of analytical weighing instruments (balances and laboratory/bench-top scales), including sources of weighing errors in analytical environments, methodologies for quantifying the errors, and computation of balance calibration uncertainty and global (user) uncertainty. Attention will be given to error sources, selection of reference standards, and various calibration procedures used in the weighing industry. Approximately 50 percent of the time will be spent doing hands-on exercises, calibrating a variety of balances, accumulating data, and developing uncertainty budgets. The focus will then move to the use of balances in an analytical environment and regulatory environment where compliance with pharmaceutical (FDA/ USP) and international requirements will be discussed and practiced. Methodologies for process measurement assurance techniques in analytical weighing will also be covered. Participants will leave with a working skill-set of balance calibration methods, uncertainty estimation, measurement assurance concepts & minimum sample quantity computations that can be applied directly to their calibration and/or use of weighing instruments. This NIST Seminar is designed for beginner to advanced users of balances, metrologists, ISO/IEC 17025 assessors and accreditation bodies, or calibration managers wanting a better understanding of balances and associated uncertainties in organizations where analytical weighing is an integral part of operations. This seminar is limited to12 participants. All participants will receive a USB stick with a comprehensive collection of national and international references and documents.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, using your references and notes, you will be able to:

  • SUMMARIZE the principles and concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance, and Measurement Uncertainty.
  • EXPLAIN the interrelationships between traceability, measurement assurance, and measurement uncertainty.
  • SELECT the appropriate reference standards for the calibration of weighing instruments.
  • SELECT the appropriate international or national method/procedure for the calibration and/or use of weighing instruments in the ISO/IEC 17025 or regulatory environment.
  • DESCRIBE the NIST Eight-Step Process of Measurement Uncertainty Estimation applied to weighing instrument calibration and/or use
  • CONSTRUCT a procedure or outline for a balance calibration.
  • BRAINSTORM, CATEGORIZE, and QUANTIFY potential error sources and uncertainty contributors to weighing devices.
  • DEVELOP a basic uncertainty budget for weighing devices that is validated with the principles of measurement assurance.
  • ESTIMATE the minimum sample quantity for weighing instruments.

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