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Weights and Measures Newsletter Archives - General – Miscellaneous

Please contact NIST OWM Staff for the latest technical information.


Key Words Article Issue
J-036 STEM, metric, national metric week, NCTM, SI, education, USMA Celebrate National Metric Week October 2021
J-035 Webinar, training, virtual Demand for Webinar Offerings Continues to Grow October 2021

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Properties of LPG
Method of Sale
Tare Determination
Labeling Requirements
Net Content Verification
Refilling Locations
Compressed or Liquified Gases In Refillable Cylinders
Allowable Difference
Allowable Tolerance
HB 130

Liquified Petroleum Gas 20 Pound Cylinders July 2021

HB130, HB133, HB44
Historical report

NCWM Annual
NIST Handbooks 44, 130, and 133 and NCWM Annual Reports April 2021


Writing with the SI January 2021


New on-demand Webinar on NIST HB130 Method of Sale and HB133 Test procedure for mulch and soils January 2021

Survey Foot

Final Notice on the Deprecation of the U.S. Survey Foot Issued October 2020


The Office of Weights and Measures Received Renewal of IACET Accreditation October 2018
J-027 NIST, website, OWM The Office of Weights and Measure (OWM): Our Website is Getting a New Look/BETA Launch is Here! June 2016
J-024 Unit pricing guide Consumer Value comparisons SP1181 New Best Practices Guide Shows Unit Pricing Is a Great Deal! February 2015
J-023 ATM Alternative test methods U.S. National Working Group on Alternative Test Methods, Field Task Group Activities December 2014
J-022 Training Education IACET CEU Office of Weights and Measures Receives Important "Continuing Education" Accreditation June 2013
J-021 Thermometers Calibration Temperature sensing NIST Launches New Website to Educate Industry about Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers March 2013
J-020 Training Training Excellence: What Does It Look Like? August 2012
J-019 Weights and Measures NIST Weights and Measures Division: Our Roles and Responsibilities April 2010
J-018 Handbook 44, General
Code (G-UR.1.1.)
Suitability of Equipment
Suitability of Equipment - Interpreting and Applying NIST Handbook 44 General Code Paragraph G-UR.1.1. Winter 2009
J-017 Maintenance tolerance Acceptance tolerance Applying Correct Tolerances September 2007
J-016 Purpose of NIST Handbook 44 Technical Requirements Examination Procedure Outlines (EPOs)
NIST Training Seminars
Technical Support form NIST Staff
Field Manuals
Device Inspection - Where to Find Help June 2007
J-015 Standards Development Process
Submission of Issues
Adoption of Weights and Measures Device Standards
Standards Development Process and Submission of Issues June 2007
J-014 NTEP CCs
Suitability of equipment
Suitability of Installation and Variations of Weighing and Measuring Devices Covered by an NTEP CC March 2006
J-013 Calibration Who's Who in Calibration Accreditation? November 2005
J-012 New Technology Changing Technology and the Weights & Measures Official November 2005
J-011 Quantity Inspections
Quality Inspections
Quantity Versus Quality -- Taking Shortcuts March 2005
J-010 NIST Handbook 44 Using NIST Handbook 44 November 2004
J-009 Repeatability Tolerances How to Apply Repeatability Tolerances May 2004
J-008 Accuracy Testing
Repeatability Testing
Accuracy and Repeatability Testing -- What's the Difference? February 2004
J-007 Audit Trails Inspecting Equipment with Audit Trails December 2003
J-005 Industry Standards
Legal Requirements
Industry Standards versus Legal Requirements May 2003
J-004 Metric Transition Transition to the Metric System - A Window of Opportunity March 2003
J-003 E-Business
Internet Shopping
E-Business -- Shop Safely November 2002
J-001 E-Commerce L&R Committee to Consider Proposal Affecting E-Commerce and Catalog Sales November 2000
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Created September 26, 2011, Updated March 28, 2022