Electronic Repair Technician &
Electronic Calibration Technician
AcuCal Calibration Services
AcuCal is currently seeking calibration and repair technicians in support of our extensive nationwide calibration services. Ideal candidates will have a background in one or more of the following areas:
Calibration Technician: Travel to customer sites (approximately 45%) will be required; locally and out of town. Ideal experience includes calibrating Meters, Oscilloscopes, RF, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Mechanical and Dimensional.
Repair Technician: Complete repairs on TMDE in house only at VA laboratory. Perform component level troubleshooting, alignment and repair. Familiarity with testing and repairing this equipment is a requirement: Agilent, Aeroflex, Fluke, IFR/Marconi, Rhode & Schwartz and Anritsu.
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Measurement Confederation IMEKO TC 19 Symposium
on Environmental Instrumentation and Measurement
September 23-24, 2014 – Chemnitz, Germany
The International Measurement Confederation IMEKO TC 19 Symposium on Environmental Instrumentation and Measurement will be held in Chemnitz in September 23-24, 2014 within the activities of the Technical Committee 19 for Environmental Measurements.
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Measurement Science Conference 2014
The Measurement Science Conference (MSC) is happening March 10-14 this year at the Long Beach Convention Center in the beautiful state of California. Download the MSC 2014 Second Brochure or visit www.msc-conf.com!
- NIST SEMINARS – Mon-Tue, 3/10-3/11/2014
- ASQ TRAINING – Mon-Tue, 3/10-3/11/2014
- TUTORIAL WORKSHOPS – Mon-Wed, 3/10-3/12/2014
- MSC TECHNICAL PROGRAM – Thu-Fri, 3/13-3/14/2014
Continue reading The Latest Schedule from MSC – Happening Soon!
Draft program now online
The 2nd European Flow Measurement Workshop promises to become an interesting gathering of manufacturers, end users and specialised measurement institutes. Add to this an interesting program in which ultrasonic and coriolis metering are well represented and you know you don’t want to miss it!
- Date – 25th to 27th of March 2014
- Venue – Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort – Sintra, Portugal (near Lisbon)
We already announced a few presenter names, including the keynote speaker Mr Kees Kaijser, Senior engineering manager at Dow Chemicals. We are happy to announce the names of even more presenters that have been added to the program:
- “Linearity of Coriolis Mass Flowmeters”
Mr. Dean Standiford, MicroMotion
- “The Dawn of a New Era”
Mr. Craig Johnston, RASGAS
- “Ultrasonic Meter Diagnostics”
Mr. Craig Marshall, NEL
- “Ultrasonic Meters in Series: Systematic Effets Using CFD Analysis and End User Practice”
Mr. Francisco Javier Lezun, Enegas
- “Reducing the Impact of Thermal Expansion using Coriolis Flow Meters”
Mr. Hamid M. Twaty, Libyan Oil & Gas Ministry
Continue reading Update: European Flow Measurement Workshop – Ultrasonic & Coriolis Metering
May 13-15, 2014
- Powerful “how-to” workshop
- Learn measurement uncertainty concepts and techniques
- Understand the uncertainty budgeting process
MET-302 Hands-On Metrology Statistics is a three-day course that will teach you how to develop uncertainty budgets and to understand the necessary calibration processes and techniques to obtain repeatable results.
Continue reading May 13-15 MET-302 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty
Apr 7-10, 2014
This course introduces the student to advanced measurement concepts and math used in standards laboratories. The student will learn how to make various types of measurements using different measurement methods. We will also teach techniques for making good high precision measurements using reference standards. A class project will teach the student how to collect and analyze data from a series of measurements to determine the device’s value, and the uncertainty associated with it. The student will be competent to make measurements in a standards lab after he/she passes the final exam.
Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees of this course have a minimum of two years experience in an electrical calibration laboratory.
Continue reading Apr 7-10 MET-301 Advanced Hands-On Metrology
Jun 2-5, 2014
This course introduces the student to basic measurement concepts, basic electronics related to measurement instruments and math used in calibration. We will also teach various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment. The student will be competent to make measurements after passing the final exam.
Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees of this course have a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in plant process maintenance, process calibration or meter calibration is helpful, but not required.
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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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20th Anniversary CENAM
Simposio de Metrología 2014
October 6-10, 2014
Santiago de Queretaro QRO Mexico
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of CENAM, this edition of the Simposio de Metrología will have the presence of national and international experts on metrology, people of industry, researchers, teaching staff, manufacturers and suppliers of instruments and measurement equipment sharing their experiences and highlighting the meaning of metrology on society and its impact and evolution over the years. Call for papers >> http://www.cenam.mx/simposio/autor.aspx. Deadline for paper submissions: April 30th, 2014
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Apr 8-10, 2014
QUAMETEC Institute of Measurement
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.
Continue reading Apr 8-10 Measurement Uncertainty Workshop – Fenton, MI
By Tom Morgan
A method is derived for calculating the resistance tolerances for non-linear resistance scales, whose accuracy tolerances are given in degrees of arc instead of percent of reading or range.
Continue reading Tolerances for Non-Linear Analog Resistance Scales
By Thomas O. Maginnis, Ph.D.
Thermal mass flow sensing is well established commercially for measurement and control of low gas flows in the semiconductor industry and elsewhere. Yet the basic theory of this critical flow sensing technology still remains poorly developed. The author has discovered a class of closed form exact solutions to the governing differential equations for this kind of sensor. Though these exact solutions unfortunately do not include the most common commercial sensor design, they still provide considerable insight into the physics of these sensors, and the exact solutions can be used to test Blackett’s hypothesis directly for these special cases. For these simple special cases the low flow sensor slope can evaluated exactly in closed form. These special solutions can therefore be used to provide estimates and bounds for the low flow slope in real commercial sensors. They can also be used to begin the kind of fundamental uncertainty analysis needed to assess the potential of the capillary tube thermal flow sensing technology for future development as a low flow primary mass flow standard.
Continue reading Progress in the Theory of the Laminar Tube Thermal Flow Sensor
By Dean S. Williams
What do you do when faced with a doubling of demand with virtually no increase in resources? Go LEAN. That was the approach Duke Energy’s Standards Lab took when it faced that situation recently. As a result of a merger with Progress Energy, which formed the largest investor owned electric utility in the U.S., the Duke Energy Standards Lab’s customer base immediately doubled; but the staffing only increased by 10%. The merger and other cost cutting measures were a direct result of the changing landscape for electric utilities. As a result of the recent recession, the demand for electricity dropped and is only projected to grow minimally over the next 4 to 5 years. This fact, coupled with increasing costs due to aging infrastructure and new regulatory requirements has made belt tightening a necessity. The Duke Energy Standards Lab needed to change or fall prey to the alternative. As W. Edwards Deming so aptly described the situation, “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”
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Fluke Calibration will be hosting a Software User Group Meeting at the Measurement Science Conference:
March 12, 2014, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom C
We will cover:
- Fluke Calibration software 2014 plans
- Getting started with MET/TEAM software: demo and questions
- What’s new in MET/TEAM version 2.0 and MET/CAL 8.2?
- MY MET/SUPPORT: the new web community for MET/SUPPORT Gold members
- Open session: tell us what you think
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Jacobs Technology Inc.
Las Cruces, NM
This is a NASA Test and Evaluation contract position; it may be assigned to Jacobs Technology Inc. or a teammate company.
Independently performs a project assignment that involves complex features and can be guided by codes, standards, and other precedents of the discipline. Analyzes and/or evaluates the results of an analysis using techniques prescribed by senior engineers or supervisors. Accomplishes complete tasks of limited scope or solves problems which require investigation of a limited number of variables. Develops automated procedures using Met/Cal or Lab/View, including integrating measurement uncertainty where beneficial to the customer. Develop written procedures when automation is not beneficial or available. Manages Met/Track calibration system. Oversees electrical calibration group. Proactively interfaces with customers having unique measurement needs. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Must pass a Federal background investigation. Must pass an employment physical and submit to drug testing.
Continue reading Position Available: Engineer IV – Las Cruces, NM