South Central US Region - 
Albuquerque Section (1324)

Albuquerque Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Ricky SandovalSandia National LaboratoriesPrimary Standards Lab P.O. Box 5800 MS 0665 Albuquerque, NM 87185 UNITED STATES(505) 844-3683rlsando@sandia.gov
Edward O'BrienSandia National LaboratoriesP.O. Box 5800 MS 0665 Albuquerque, NM 87185 UNITED STATES(505) 284-2777edobrie@sandia.gov

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSL International Albuquerque Section Meeting (1324)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Please Join Us!

Meeting Overview:
The Albuquerque NCSL International Section 1324 provides two hours of metrology related training, information and discussion. Our goal is to promote metrology, calibration, and testing throughout the region.
You’ll meet other metrology, calibration, and testing professionals and there is plenty of time for networking.

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Meeting Contact Person and Information:
Ricky Sandoval
P.O. Box 5800
Mail Stop 0665
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0665
rlsando@sandia.gov
Edward O’Brien
P.O. Box 5800
Mail Stop 0665
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0665
edobrie@sandia.gov
 
Meeting Date:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meeting Time:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost to attend meeting:
    NCSL International
Complimentary Meeting

Meeting Host and Location:
Albuquerque Public Library
3407 Juan Tabo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Google Maps

Meeting Directions:
Freeway Directions, Take I-40 to Juan Tabo and proceed northbound past Candelaria.

Surface Street Directions heading North on Juan Tabo, past Candelaria:
Make a left turn at the next left turn bay after passing Defined Fitness, the Yamaha dealership, and the Boehmer dental office.  Don't turn in at the dental office; you'll be driving on the wrong side of the street.

Surface Street Directions heading South on Juan Tabo, past Comanche:
Make the first right hand turn after passing the Sandia Plaza Condominiums and a flood control arroyo.
 
Meeting Sponsors:
Albuquerque Public Library by Providing the venue

Meeting Speakers: 

Topic: Gage R&R Study On New LCR Measurement System Software
Speaker:
Joshua Stanford, Primary Standards Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

Abstract:
A Gage R&R study helps to determine the repeatability and reproducibility of a measurement system. Repeatability describes how much variability in the measurement system is caused by the measurement device and/or software. Reproducibility describes how much variability in the measurement system is caused by differences between operators. This process assists with verifying and validating current, and new measurement systems and software.

The Gage R&R can determine where the majority of variation occurs during the measurement process. This variation can arise from specific parts, different operators, and the interaction between parts and operators. A common standard of repeatability and reproducibility is a measurement system’s variation being less than 10% of the process’s variation. 

To complete a Gage R&R study, multiple operators measure multiple parts of the same value during multiple trials. Several calculations are performed to determine the R&R of the measurement system. The analysis of variance method (ANOVA) is the most accurate method for quantifying repeatability and reproducibility. In addition, the ANOVA method allows the variability of the interaction between the appraisers and the parts to be determined.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will learn how to perform a Gage R&R and determine where variation of a measurement system arises.

Topic: Traceable High-Frequency Vibration Calibration of Accelerometers in the Temperature Range of -60°C to 90°C
Speaker: Randy Mendoza, Primary Standards Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

Abstract:
The determination of accelerometer response to temperature variation is well understood in terms of accelerometer design. However, traceable calibration of accelerometers under extreme temperature conditions, particularly at higher frequencies, is a unique challenge. The Primary Standards Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories, in conjunction with SPEKTRA, has recently implemented a sinusoidal vibration calibration system for the traceable calibration of accelerometers from 10 Hz to 10 kHz in the temperature range of -60°C to 90°C. This presentation includes the following: a brief overview of vibration calibration theory, a description of the calibration system and its configuration, an approach for determining the temperature coefficient of a back-to-back reference standard accelerometer, and a summary of improvements on existing capabilities and measurement uncertainties.  

Learning Objectives:
Understand traceable vibration calibration at extreme temperatures.
Meeting Schedule:
10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Registration and setup

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Introduction

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

Gage R&R Study On New LCR Measurement System Software, Joshua Stanford, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
11:15 AM

11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Traceable High-Frequency Vibration Calibration of Accelerometers in the Temperature Range of -60°C to 90°C, Randy Mendoza, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

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Problems registering online? Please call the business office 303-440-3339 or email info@ncsli.org and we will get you registered!

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