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In-Person Training consists of public classes conducted by one of our subject matter experts at one of our designated locations in one or more consecutive days.
Any individual working in the quality lab, calibration lab, or anyone supporting the measurement and calibration functions of a lab. This can include 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.
- Introduction to Metrology
- 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
- 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
- Standards Organizations – ISO, IEC, ANSI, ISA, PMA, NCSL, DOD
- Documented Standards
- ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994
- ISO/IEC 17025
- Laboratory Accreditation
- Accrediting Organizations
- Calibration Systems
- Calibration procedures
- Calibration methods
- Calibration practices and regulations
- Calibration environments
- Calibration processes (includes establishing calibration intervals)
- Document control
- Measurement Uncertainty
- Statistics and measurements
- Types of distributions – normal, rectangular, triangular, U shaped
- Type A and Type B Uncertainty, Combined & Expanded Uncertainty
- What is GUM?
- Factors that introduce errors into measurements
- What is an Uncertainty Budget?
Training Time: 16 hours
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 1.6
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