Measurement & Calibration Overview – Online

  • Delivery Option: Online
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Cost: $295
  • Number of Days: 60 days

Course Summary

This course is an introduction to the topics of measurement and calibration designed to give the student a general overview of the subject. It may also be considered a metrology 101 course for the new calibration technician or support personnel desiring to learn more about measurements. The instructor provides over 4 hours of lecture on the various topics.

Target Audience

Any individual working in the quality lab, calibration lab, or supporting the measurement and calibration functions of a lab should attend including technicians, engineers, inspectors, operators, and administrative support personnel.

Course Objectives

Introduction to Measurements, Fundamental & Derived Units

  1. Introduction to Metrology
    -Need for measurements
    -Importance of Calibration
    -Early measurements and metric system
  2. Principles of Metrology
    -7 Fundamental SI Units – Length, Mass, Time, Electric Current
    -Thermodynamic temperature, Luminous intensity, Amount of substance
    -Derived Units  – Examples (resistance, capacitance, pressure, etc.
    -Prefixes and Multipliers (use of milli, micro, nano, etc.)
    -Measurement Terms: True Value, Accuracy, Precision, Resolution, and Bias
    -Traceability. What is it? Relation to NIST.

Dimensional Standards, Measurements, Calibration

  1. Measuring Instruments – Micrometers, scales & rules, squares, protractor, calipers, depth gage 
  2. Dimensional Calibration Standards – gage blocks

Physical Metrology Terminology, Instruments, Calibration

  1. Types of Measurements – Mass, Force, Pressure, Flow, Humidity
  2. Calibration Physical standards

Thermodynamic Temperature Devices

  1. Types of Measuring Instruments – General applications of glass thermometers, thermocouples, thermistors, PRT, pyrometers
  2. Introduction to Temperature Calibration Principles

Electrical Metrology  

  • Electrical Metrology
    -Metric prefixes
    -Basic electrical units – volt, ampere, ohm
    -Analog vs. Digital measurements
    -Classical types of errors
    -Electrical calibration – Application of Derived units
    -Noise and grounding

Standards Organizations and Document Standards

  1. Standards Organizations
  2. Documented Standards
    -ANSI/NCSL Z540
    -ISO/IEC 17025
    -Laboratory Accreditation
    -Accrediting Organizations

Calibration Systems

  1. Procedures
  2. Methods
  3. Practices and regulations
  4. Environments
  5. Processes
  6. Documents, standards, and accreditation

This class license is sold on a per user basis.
Each registrant will be emailed a unique username and password to access the course material through our secure online training portal. Once you have received this login information, you will have 60 days to complete the course. Approximate time to complete this course is 10 hours.


Need to purchase multiple seats?
Please call us at 952-746-5725 ext. 206 for multiple-seat discount options.