IACET CEUs Offered: 2.9
Class size Min/Max: 15 / 20
Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel any workshops if we do not receive sufficient registrations. Please register early and do not make any confirmed travel bookings until the course has been confirmed.
Class No. 5551
Event Time: Monday, April 16: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday, April 17 to 19: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2018 - There are limited seats available. If you are interested in sending one of your staff members to the class, please complete the registration process below.
Before you request training, you must first establish an account in the Office of Weights and Measures Contacts System. The following is a list of helpful instructions.
- Quick Guide for OWM Contacts System
- How to Reset Password Using the Contacts System
- How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF
- How to Request Publications using OWM Contacts System
PLEASE NOTE, your request to establish an account will be processed within one business day. At that time, you will be sent a password, which will enable you to register for training in the Contacts System. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.
This 4-day seminar will teach students how to conduct an official examination by properly applying all applicable NIST Handbook 44 requirements and in accordance with the minimum procedures outlined in the NIST Examination Procedure Outlines (EPOs) for CNG RMFDs. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, group exercises, audio-visual presentations, and some hands-on practice in both the classroom and field.
Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
- IDENTIFY and DESCRIBE the major types of metering systems used for commercial measurement and delivery of CNG;
- DESCRIBE the design and operation of typical CNG RMFD metering systems and their major components, especially those involved in measuring, indicating, recording, and delivering product;
- DESCRIBE basic safety procedures and equipment, including emergency procedures, employed in examining CNG RMFD systems;
- IDENTIFY appropriate test equipment and field test standards used for testing these metering systems in the field and describe procedures for setup, operation, and maintenance of this equipment;
- DETERMINE whether or not a particular reference scale is suitable for use as a standard in testing a CNG RMFD gravimetrically;
- DESCRIBE procedures for inspecting CNG RMFD systems to determine whether they conform with specifications and other requirements set forth in NIST Handbook 44 and in accordance with NIST Examination Procedure Outlines for Weighing and Measuring Devices;
- DESCRIBE procedures for testing these metering systems in the field and be able to determine the amount of product dispensed into a test tank by using a suitable reference scale to weigh it;
- DETERMINE the amount of error in the RMFD being tested for each test draft of CNG dispensed; the direction of the error; and whether or not the errors conform to performance requirements set forth in the latest edition of NIST Handbook 44, “Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices;” and
- DESCRIBE post-examination tasks that must be performed upon completion of an official field examination, including documentation and recordkeeping.
Materials & Supplies:
Notebooks and class materials will be provided.
Participants must have completed the NIST Handbook-44 Self Study course found at Legal Devices - Training Materials.
To obtain a course certificate for this class, students must be in attendance for the entire class; participate in all group activities that are planned; and achieve a score of 70 percent or higher on a final exam, which will be administered on the last day of the class. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.
State weights and measures officials. Industry by invitation only.
There is no registration fee for this training. However, participants are responsible for making their own transportation and lodging arrangements and for all associated costs. Participants are also responsible for arranging daily transportation to and from their lodgings and the seminar.
Participants MUST bring a four function calculator with at minimum capability to calculate standard deviations and a square root function. Participants may also bring laptops; however, laptops are not required for the class.
NIST Office of Weights and Measures / California Division of Measurement Standards