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Grain Moisture Meter Technical Training

Purpose:

This seminar provides participants with training on the U.S. system of commercial grain moisture measurements, current grain moisture meter technologies, laboratory air-oven reference methods for moisture, weight per bushel reference method, and field evaluation of grain moisture meters to ensure that participant are able to: (1) determine the reference moisture content in grain in accordance with the USDA air-oven test methods and (2) uniformly evaluate and inspect commercial grain moisture meters.

Technology Requirement(s):

Not applicable.

Materials & Supplies:

Participants will need to bring a calculator to the training.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants are asked to complete the NIST Self‐Study course on NIST Handbook 44 prior to attending the class. The self‐study course is available on‐line at http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/lmdg/training-materials.cfm.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion requires 100 % attendance and a passing grade on final exam.

Cost:

There is no charge to participate in the HB 133 Seminar; however, participants are responsible for travel, hotel and meal expenses.

Audience:

This course is available for Weights and Measures officials and industry participants.

Instructor(s):

G. Diane Lee,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4405
E-mail: diane.lee@nist.gov

Security Instructions:

Not applicable.

Transportation Information:

Transportation from Hotels to the USDA, GIPSA Technical Center to be determined (likely own transportation or hotel shuttle may be available)

Related Project(s):

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

Speakers:

G. Diane Lee
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975-4405

Details:

Start Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
End Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Location: Kansas City, MO
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

Office of Weights and Measures

USDA, GIPSA

Class No. 5264

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. 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. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272
E-mail: yvonne.branden@nist.gov

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128
E-mail: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Technical Contact:

G. Diane Lee,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4405
E-mail: diane.lee@nist.gov