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.
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.
Introduction to Measurements, Fundamental & Derived Units
- Introduction to Metrology
-Need for measurements
-Importance of Calibration
-Early measurements and metric system
- 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
- Measuring Instruments – Micrometers, scales & rules, squares, protractor, calipers, depth gage
- Dimensional Calibration Standards – gage blocks
Physical Metrology Terminology, Instruments, Calibration
- Types of Measurements – Mass, Force, Pressure, Flow, Humidity
- Calibration Physical standards
Thermodynamic Temperature Devices
- Types of Measuring Instruments – General applications of glass thermometers, thermocouples, thermistors, PRT, pyrometers
- Introduction to Temperature Calibration Principles
- Electrical Metrology
-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
- Standards Organizations
-ISO, IEC, ANSI, ISA, PMA-, NCSL,
- Documented Standards
- Practices and regulations
- Documents, standards, and accreditation
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 90 days to complete the course. Approximate time to complete this course is 10 hours.
Please call us at 952-746-5725 ext. 206 for multiple-seat discount options.