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NIST Handbook 133 "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods" - Basic

Purpose:

The focus will be on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • Explain the Statistical Basis of Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • Describe What, When and Where to Test.
  • Explain Health and Safety aspects.
  • Identify Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly Select Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • Apply Basic Test Procedure.
  • Apply Tare Procedures.
  • Compute Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • Understand and apply moisture allowances.
  • Recognize the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • Apply Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids

Technology Requirement(s):

You MUST bring a calculator and be able to calculate Standard Deviation. There will be no use of computers.

Materials & Supplies:

Participants will be provided with a USB flash drive that includes the presentation materials.

Prerequisite(s):

There are no prerequisites for this seminar. 

Minimum Requirement(s):

Students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in all in-class activities. You will be assessed on your application of all learning objectives for this course.

Audience:

State Weights and Measures officials only.

Cost:

There are no registration fees this seminar.

Instructor(s):

David Sefcik,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868
Email: David.Sefcik@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

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

Details:

Start Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
End Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Location: Little Rock, AR
Audience: Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NIST/Office of Weights and Measures
Arkansas Bureau of Standards

Course Number: 5313

Event Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(class will dismiss at 12:00 pm (Noon) on Friday)

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2, 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,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Technical Contact:

David Sefcik,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868
Email: David.Sefcik@nist.gov