At the end of this course, participants will be able to conduct an official inspection and test of vehicle-tank and loading-rack meters using the NIST Examination Procedure Outlines for these devices and the current edition of NIST Handbook 44. Students will participate in presentations regarding meter design, operation, and installation and will learn how to calculate and apply corrections to test results to account for the effects of temperature on metered product and proving equipment. This class includes a combination of classroom lecture, participant-centered exercises, and practical application of the material in a field exercise. This course includes a written “pre-examination” and a written final examination. In order to be able to independently apply the material taught in this class and attain a proficiency with the material, students must supplement this course with ongoing, practical experience under the close supervision of more experienced officials or service personnel until full competence is demonstrated.
After the completion of this course, using your references and notes, you will be able to:
Participants will be provided with a course manual, and a copy of the current NIST Handbook 44.
Participants must have completed the NIST Handbook-44 Self Study course found at: Legal Devices - Training Materials.
Successful completion of the class requires a passing grade on the final examination as well as attendance and participation in all classroom lectures and practical exercises.
State weights and measures officials. Industry by invitation only.
NIST does not assess a registration fee for this training. However, the host is assessing a registration fee (payable to the host) to defray costs associated with hosting the event. Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Phone: 301 - 975 - 2196
Email: tina.butcher [at] nist.gov
Participants MUST bring a calculator with at least basic, 4-function capability. Cell phone calculators are not recommended. Participants may also bring laptops; however, laptops are not required for the class.
Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights & Measures
One Riverfront Plaza,
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Hotel Guest Room
Reservation Deadline: May 10, 2019
Room Rate - $94 + tax *Includes Breakfast*
Hotel Reservations: Phone: (785) 841-2700
Group Name: “NIST VTM Training Seminar"
Group Code: “NVTNVTQ”
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Free parking - Free Wi-Fi - Business Center - Pool - Fitness Center - Free Breakfast - Several restaurants in area