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.
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.
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
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.