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Volume Metrology Seminar

Purpose:

The Volume Metrology Seminar is a one-week, "hands-on" seminar. It incorporates approximately 30 percent lectures and 70 percent demonstrations and laboratory work in which the participant performs measurements by applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, and calculations involved. The seminar includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements.

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.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 30 and Good Measurement Practices 3, 11, and 13, participants will be able to: 

  • Accurately calibrate volumetric glassware, field standard test measures and provers, LPG provers;
  • Evaluate compliance of volumetric standards to NIST Handbook 105-2 and other documentary standards;
  • Implement measurement assurance practices to monitor the measurement standards and processes;
  • Calculate and report correct measurement results and uncertainties; and
  • Prepare calibration reports for volumetric calibrations that are ISO/IEC 17025 compliant.

Technology Requirement(s):

You will need to bring a 10-digit scientific calculator to use during this seminar. Participants MUST be familiar with the use of the hand-held scientific calculator. Additionally, use of a laptop or tablet PC is essential to success in the seminar. Participants must have access to Microsoft Excel (versions 2003, 2007 or 2010 are acceptable) and be able to open and use template Excel workbooks that will be provided on either CD-ROM or USB media. You must also be able to save/store files to USB media devices to facilitate printing.

Materials & Supplies:

Several notebooks and files are provided. 

Prerequisite(s): 

Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Metrology Seminar AND the Mass Metrology Seminar are required. The Volume Metrology seminar is built on the concepts learned during the Fundamentals of Metrology Seminar, applying units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability and Quality Management System concepts as well as the buoyancy concepts and precision mass calibrations that are required for successful completion of gravimetric volume calibrations.  

Minimum Requirement(s): 

To receive a Certificate for this course, successful completion requires participants to actively participate in the entire course (e.g., take notes, engage in discussions, ask questions), complete all classroom, homework, and application exercise assignments, and receive at least 70% on the final exam.  

Audience: 

State weights and measures officials and industry metrologists.  

Cost: 

The current fee for this seminar is $2,200. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Harris, Georgia L.,
Miller, Val R.
Larson, Kelleen,
Office of Weights and Measures
Email: g.harris@nist.gov
Phone: 301-975-4014

Related Project(s):

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

Details:

Start Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
End Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Location: Gaithersburg 101/B11
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5293

Event Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 04, 2014

Registration:

You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. You must first establish a primary contact account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user.

Your request for a contact account will be processed within one business day. You will be sent a password, so that you can then register in our training system (How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF) for this class. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.

Registration Contact:

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

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005 (http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs), agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID. See Visitor Information for the latest information.

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 $50 and $60. 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. Travel from Dulles Airport or Baltimore-Washington-International must be accomplished by car, taxi or shuttle.

Visitor Information:

http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/index.cfm

Technical Contact:

Val R. Miller,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3602
E-mail: val.miller@nist.gov