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Volume Seminar

Purpose:

To provide participants the skills that are needed to organize and operate a volume calibration laboratory, following the requirements of NIST HB 143, ISO/IEC 17025 and the processes described in NISTIR 7383

Learning Objectives:

Training covers calibration procedures published in NISTIR 6969 as well as volume procedures published in in NISTIR 7383. Specific volume transfer procedures include SOP 14, 16, 18, 19, and 21. SOP 14 is a gravimetric volume procedure and builds on the mass procedures SOP 2 and SOP 4 (thus the prerequisite for the Mass Metrology Seminar). This course is suitable for the calibration of volumetric standards for NIST HB 105-2, HB 105-3, HB 105-4, and concepts related to HB 105-7. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses, traceability assessments, and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration reports for all measurements made during the seminar and builds on the concepts covered in the Fundamentals of Metrology seminar.

Pre-requisite(s):

Participants must have successfully completed the Mass Seminar, or the Intermediate Seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion is defined as full participation in all class activities and at least a 70 % on the final exam. Materials & Supply: Participants must provide a laptop computer capable of reading and writing to either a USB memory stick or CD-ROM, running MS Excel and MS Word and a PDF reader software.

Cost:

The current fee is $2,200 which does NOT include meals, lodging or travel expenses. Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Security Instructions:

You will need a government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver's license) when you check into the Visitors Center at the entrance of NIST on Monday morning. If you will be driving, please bring your Vehicle Registration card also.

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Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled. For more information:

Instructors:

Harris, Georgia L.
Miller, Val R.
Torres-Ferrer, Jose Anibal
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975-3603

Details:

Start Date: Monday, January 28, 2013
End Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Location: Gaithersburg 101/B11
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.
5193

Registration:

Register for participation using the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. You must register in the OWM Contact Management System to participate in the webinar. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. Registered webinar participants will receive an email confirmation and will be provided a web link to make a payment. Funding of State W&M laboratory webinar participants is sponsored by the Office Weights and Measures. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Training Coordinator
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2128

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Transportation

The Washington Metrorail (light rail system) is available from National Airport (awkward with much luggage). You must purchase a ticket at the National Airport Metro station for the entire trip. Take the Blue Line from the airport, change to the Red Line at Metro Center station and take the Red Line to the last stop at Shady Grove, then take a cab to the hotel. Taxis are also available at a cost between $40 and $50. You may also rent a car if you so desire. Many of the local hotels have a shuttle to and from NIST. Please verify if your hotel has shuttle service to NIST when making room reservations.

Technical Contact:

Val Miller,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3602