Conferences

I2MTC - 12 May 2014 - Uruguay, South America
Simposio de Metrologia, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico - 6-10 October 2014

Apr 29 Course on Measurement Uncertainty – Pune, INDIA

April 29, 2014
Electronics Test and Development Center
Government of India, Ministry of Comm. and Information Technology
Kothrud, Pune INDIA

CALIBRATION plays a vital role for establishing valid traceability for both products and the processes. Indian Industries opting for ISO 9000 accreditation require to establish a Calibration System. Calibration System requires proper documentation with Calibration results with statement of Measurement Uncertainty at a defined confidence level. As per National / International Norms, no measurement result is complete without the statement of uncertainty & confidence level.

This course aims at understanding of uncertainty concept & its application in measurement. After attending this course, participants will be a position to interpret Calibration certificate, received from higher Laboratory. In addition, they will be in a position to calculate Measurement Uncertainty in their day to day Calibration work.

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Aug 5-7 Measurement Uncertainty Workshop – Fenton, MI

August 5-7, 2014
QUAMETEC Institute of Measurement
Fenton, MI

3-Day Measurement Uncertainty Workshop
$1995 USD per Student Software Included!
The Complete Measurement Uncertainty Analysis Solution!

ISO GUM Concepts, Hands-on Workshop, and features/techniques unique in the industry to QUAMETEC, such as; “Measurement Range Uncertainty” analysis for analyzing an entire measuring range, “Uncertainty Matrixing” for addressing the measurement uncertainties of an entire laboratory and “UncertaintyToolbox™” software, reported to be the favorite measurement uncertainty analysis software of America’s accredited laboratories and assessor’s alike, due to it’s ease of use and full calculation and reporting in Microsoft® Excel®, allowing users to provide their analysis work in digital form to their assessor. James Jenkins, the developer/instructor, has been a trainer/technical advisor for several ISO/IEC17025 accreditation bodies. Attendees receive up to date and appropriate guidance in meeting the accreditation requirements for uncertainty analysis. To ensure the attendee’s learning objectives are met, class size is limited to 8 students and each attendee receives FREE review of uncertainty budgets for 30 days. To Register Call 810-225-8588.

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Apr 23 Web Seminar: Calibrating Switches

Apr 23, 2014 – Wednesday
Hosted by Beamex & ISA
12 pm – 1:30 pm EST (4 pm – 5:30 pm GMT)

Beamex will partner with the International Society of Automation (ISA) to bring you a web seminar that examines the purpose of calibrating switches and best methods for calibration.

This webinar will examine the purpose of calibrating switches and best methods for calibration. Several different types of switch testing, including example applications where pressure and temperature switches are used will be covered.

The webinar will feature two leading calibration experts: Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer at Beamex, and Mike Cable, Project Manager, Operations Systems at Argos Therapeutics. Together, Tomalino and Cable possess more than 30 years of calibration management experience.

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Trescal Pursues Its Acquisition Strategy In N.A.

Paris, April 10th 2014 – Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, announces today that it has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, two companies that provide calibration and repair services for a wide variety of measurement and test equipment. The two transactions consolidate Trescal’s geographical footprint and enhance its calibration and repair capabilities in North America.

The deals were completed with the support of Trescal’s majority shareholder, Ardian, the premium independent private investment company, and underscore Trescal’s position as a leading global provider of calibration services through its global network of over 67 owned calibration laboratories. This is the fourth expansion since Ardian acquired Trescal in July 2013.

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Wanted: Metrology Professional (Chemical emphasis) – Norco, CA

Metrology Professional (Chemical emphasis)
American Technical Services, Inc. (ATS)
Norco, California

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American Technical Services, Inc., is a diversified professional services firm providing government and commercial clients a wide range of engineering and IT services. We are currently seeking a Metrology professional to assist us with managing metrology related tasks for the US Navy. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with chemical engineering experience. This position requires a sound understanding of analytical lab equipment including FTIR, and GCMS. Tasks will include performing chemical equipment characterizations and other testing for calibration requirements as well as acquisition logistics support for complex lab equipment. Proficiency in good laboratory practices to include: health, safety and facility requirements for labs. Lab audit experience is a plus. A successful candidate must be able to work in the laboratory unsupervised.

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Take F2: NIST’s Latest, Most Accurate Time Standard Debuts

April 3, 2014, BOULDER, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, along with the current NIST-F1 standard.

NIST-F2 would neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years, making it about three times as accurate as NIST-F1, which has served as the standard since 1999. Both clocks use a “fountain” of cesium atoms to determine the exact length of a second.

NIST scientists recently reported the first official performance data for NIST-F2,* which has been under development for a decade, to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), located near Paris, France. That agency collates data from atomic clocks around the world to produce Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the international standard of time. According to BIPM data, NIST-F2 is now the world’s most accurate time standard.**

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May 21-22 Laboratory Performance Improvement using Statistical Tools – Minneapolis MN

May 21-22, 2014
WorkPlace Training
Minneapolis, MN

In today’s business climate, it is important for the laboratory to be efficient in its operations including making continual process improvements in the calibration and testing environment. The decision making process in making measurements, interpreting specifications, assigning calibration intervals requires use of statistical tools such as Statistical Process Control (SPC), False Accept Risk, Hypothesis Testing and others. Measurements made today are more precise and accurate and one cannot make a “decision on a hunch” as in the past. The use of industry proven tools helps establish a laboratory’s reputation in providing the correct solutions to its customers.

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May 27-29 Measurement Uncertainty per ILAC P14 Guidelines – Lincoln NE

May 27-29, 2014
WorkPlace Training
Lincoln NE – Duncan Aviation

This workshop introduces basic measurement uncertainty and traceability concepts. The concepts taught are then put in practice by developing sample measurement uncertainty budgets. Attendees are encouraged to work their sample uncertainty budgets with instructor input. Hands-on development of the uncertainty budget helps in the comprehension process. Excel spreadsheets are utilized for developing measurement uncertainty budgets.

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Oct 14-15 2014 STEP Conference – Riverside CA

The Science and Technology Education Partnership
October 14-15, 2014
Riverside, California

STEP, in association with Bourns, Inc., is proud to present the STEP Conference. The Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) helps students, teachers, and professional scientists work together to make science and math fun and exciting. Visit our registration page to register for the conference beginning sometime in April 2014.

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Jun 9-13 Laboratory Administration Seminar – Gaithersburg MD

June 9-13, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, Maryland

This workshop is designed to assist laboratory staff in fully meeting the criteria of Handbook 143. It is especially useful for new laboratory staff or where previous non conformities have been identified through annual reviews or for newer staff who would benefit from organized/structured training on these topics (versus on-the-job transfer of information from an experienced metrologist to a newer one). Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply workshop concepts on their own laboratory documents to develop a complete Recognition submission. Preparation for Accreditation will also be covered since the criteria for Recognition and Accreditation are identical.

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NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets

NIST Tech Beat March 26, 2014 – Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New measurements of light from special lamps could help astronomers find planets hidden in data from more than a decade’s worth of extrasolar planet searches, as well as improve telescopes’ current capabilities.

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May Classes – Gage Calibration & Hands-on Repair Training

Hosted by IICT, this 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.
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April Brüel & Kjær Webinars

Brüel & Kjær runs a wide variety of free online training courses throughout the year.

Sign up today* - Learn the latest in sound and vibration from your desk in our one-hour sessions!

Basics of Measurement Microphones – 4th April
This webinar covers the condenser microphone and it’s use as a measurement microphone, including the operation of several different types and general characteristics of microphones. The presenter will also review a selection of microphones, accessories and calibration.
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Acoustic Material Testing – 7th April
Since the introduction of the first commercially available acoustic impedance tube, Brüel & Kjær has been the market leader in the materials testing market for many years. Join this webinar to learn about normal and random incidence test techniques, for both sound absorption and transmission loss.
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April Fluke Calibration Webinars

Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology

Real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new topics, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you can’t find the topic you are looking for, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand web seminars to find out.

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Nov 6-8 India Lab Expo 2014 – Hyderabad, India

6th International Exhibition & Conference on
Lab, Analytical & Biotechnology Instruments

6-8 November 2014
Hyderabad, India

INDIA LAB EXPO 2014 – populates the Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. Last year’s 5 th India Lab Expo, India’s largest exhibition and conference on laboratory, scientific, analytical and biotechnology sector drew to a close on November 23, 2013. 252 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their products, solutions and services in an exhibition space covering 9000 square meters at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. Exhibitors came from USA, UK, Germany, China, Italy, Russia, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Spain and UAE apart from Indian manufacturer and distributors. China provided the largest number of exhibitors followed by Germany.
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