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5614: Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers and Consoles-3 Day Course

This seminar will teach students how to properly inspect and test Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers (RMFDs); that is, perform an official examination by properly applying all applicable NIST Handbook 44 requirements. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, group exercises, audio-visual presentations, and some hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this course, using your references and notes, you will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements specified in NIST Handbook 44 for RMFDs;
  • Describe the components of an inspection of an RMFD;
  • List three types of tolerances used when testing RMFDs.
  • Apply the correct applicable tolerance to an RMFD under test;
  • Describe how to select the proper size test draft for an RMFD test;
  • List two requirements for product storage identification;
  • Name three items that will increase your safety when testing RMFDs;
  • Identify three key reasons why report forms are important;
  • List five items of basic equipment used when testing RMFDs;
  • Describe the proper procedures for reading and draining test measures and provers;
  • List and describe the minimum tests and examination procedures to be performed when testing an RMFD;
  • List the three categories of liquid-measuring devices and describe the sealing requirements for each;
  • List the two types of metrological parameters that must be sealed; and
  • Describe the tasks that must be completed following the inspection and testing of an RMFD.

Materials & Supplies:

Notebooks and class materials will be provided at the start of the class. Participants will be provided with a 2019 NIST Handbook 44. Participants must bring a basic 4-function calculator to use during class. A laptop is not required for the class.


Participants must have completed the NIST Handbook-44 Self Study course found at Legal Devices - Training Materials webpage.

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.


This seminar is by invitation only.


WWMA is charging a $150 fee which includes the 3-day training, conference outing, and banquet). For more information, please visit their website. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.


Tina Butcher (NIST); Mike McGoff (PA)
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 2196
Email: tina.butcher [at] (tina[dot]butcher[at]nist[dot]gov)

Technology Requirement(s):

You must bring a calculator capable of at least the four basic functions. A laptop computer is not required; however, students are permitted to bring these to class.


NIST - Office of Weights and Measures
Western W&M Association

Created August 7, 2019, Updated August 12, 2019