The 2012 NIST Selecting and Using Alternative Thermometers Mini-Workshop has been cancelled due to a lack of registrants. Registration for this workshop is closed.
2012 NIST Selecting and Using Alternative Thermometers Mini-Workshop
September 20-21, 2012
NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland
The Selecting and Using Alternative Thermometers Mini-Workshop is scheduled to be given in the NIST Industrial Thermometer Calibration Laboratory on September 20-21, 2012. The workshop is designed to provide intensive "hands-on" laboratory training in selecting and using digital thermometers over the temperature range from –196 °C to 500 °C. The participants will learn how to transition from a mercury thermometer to a digital thermometer for their measurement application. Application-based selection-criteria of a digital thermometer will be addressed with respect to the participants measurement needs. Measurements will focus on understanding the difference between a mercury thermometer and digital thermometer measurement result, proper measurement techniques for digital thermometers, how to use the ice melting point and steam point to validate a digital thermometer, and the development of uncertainty statements. Time will be split between laboratory (85%) and lecture (15%) sessions. The workshop runs from 0830 h to 1700 h each day.
Attendance for the course is limited to 6 participants. Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who Should Attend:
The workshop is intended for calibration laboratory personnel who are familiar with using thermometers. The participants should each bring a hand-held calculator. Participation is limited to 6 persons per workshop on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional workshops will be held quarterly on an as-needed basis (minimum of four wait-listed participants).