South Central US Region - 
Albuquerque Section (1324)

Albuquerque Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Ricky SandovalSandia National LaboratoriesP.O. Box 5800 MS 0665 Albuquerque, NM 87185 UNITED STATES(505)
Edward O'BrienSandia National LaboratoriesP.O. Box 5800 MS 0665 Albuquerque, NM 87185 UNITED STATES(505)

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Albuquerque Section Meeting (1324)

Monday, June 4, 2018
Please Join Us!

Meeting Overview:
The Albuquerque NCSL International Section 1324 provides seven 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
Edward O’Brien
P.O. Box 5800
Mail Stop 0665
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0665
Meeting Date:
Monday, June 4, 2018

Meeting Time:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost to attend meeting:
    NCSL International
Complimentary Meeting

Meeting Host and Location:
Albuquerque Corporate Office - TEVET
1314 Madeira Dr. SE 87108
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Meeting Directions:
Take I-25 to Gibson Blvd and proceed eastbound until reaching Madeira Drive.
Take I-40 to San Mateo Blvd and proceed southbound until reaching Eastern Ave SE and then proceeding eastbound until reaching Madeira Drive. Proceed southbound on Madeira Drive until reaching 1314 Madeira Drive SE.
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Meeting Speakers: 

Topic: Hands-on Measurement Uncertainty
Speaker: Dilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions

Join us for a hands-on measurement uncertainty budget development process where we will conduct an interactive workshop during this NCSLI section meeting. The learning objectives for this half day workshop are:

  • Why is Measurement Uncertainty required?
  • What uncertainty contributors should be considered?
  • How do we estimate the Measurement Uncertainty budget?

After we have developed the measurement uncertainty budget for our generic parameter, we will look at how we can apply it to a real-world application and what are consequences of not a having an estimation of measurement uncertainty.

Topic: Managing Risk
Dilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions

The newly published ISO/IEC 17025 standard requires the calibration and testing laboratories to evaluate and incorporate risk-based thinking. We are going to take the concepts learned in the first Measurement Uncertainty workshop and apply them to our risk-based thinking approach to make decisions. We will focus on the ISO/IEC 17025 Clauses 7.8.4, 7.8.5 and 7.8.6 and apply this risk based thinking. Please come prepared to participate as we will discuss various scenarios to better understand risk-based thinking.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is risk?
  • Why do the laboratories have to incorporate risk?
  • How can we incorporate risk-based thinking to have better outcomes?

Participants of the workshop will develop a clear understanding of the Measurement Uncertainty development process and applying the measurement uncertainty in the risk-based thinking to make better conformance decisions.

Dilip Shah Biography:
Dilip A. Shah has over 40 years of industry experience in metrology, electronics, instrumentation, measurement and computer applications of statistics in the Quality Assurance areas. He has been employed in various positions with Philips Electronics (UK), Kodak Ltd. (UK), Instruments Division of Monsanto Corporation, Flexsys America and Alpha Technologies. He is currently a Principal of E = mc3 Solutions, a consulting practice that provides training and consulting solutions in ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, Measurement Uncertainty and computer applications.

Dilip is an ASQ Fellow and certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Calibration Technician. Dilip volunteers his time with the local Akron-Canton (Ohio) ASQ section 810 (Chair for the 2001-2002 year). Dilip has served on the advisory board of the University of Akron Engineering and Science Technology Division. Dilip belongs to the Statistics, Reliability, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Inspection, Quality Audit and Measurement Quality Divisions (Chair 2016, 2012-2013, 2007-2008, 2003-2005 terms) of American Society for Quality. 

Dilip is the co-author of The Metrology Handbook (1st and 2nd editions) published by the ASQ Quality Press and has contributed to the 2010 re-write of the CCT Primer by the Quality Council of Indiana. Dilip participated in the initial development of ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician exam. Dilip participates actively in the measurement related issues through National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) and the west coast based Measurement Science Conference (MSC) where he presents sessions, papers and workshops. Dilip is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). 

Dilip is the recipient of NCSLI’s 2011 Education & Training Award, MSC's 2010 Andrew J. Woodington Award, ASQ-MQD’s 2005 Max J. Unis Award and co-recipient of MSC’s 2003 Algie Lance Award for the Best Paper (Gage R. & R. versus ANOVA). 

Dilip has served as a Member of the A2LA Board of Directors (2006-2014). Dilip is a Chief Technical Officer for Workplace Training Inc. and Sapphire Proficiency Testing which provides many measurement-related training and proficiency testing options to the industry. Dilip is also involved in Learning & Development Committee activities of NCSLI. Besides being an A2LA Trainer, Dilip is the NCSLI Conference Tutorial Program Chair (2012 - current), a frequent contributor to the ASQ Quality Progress Magazine’s Measure for Measure column and ASQ Expert Answers Blog Contributor.


Meeting Schedule:
8:30 AM          9:00 AM            Registration and setup
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Introduction, Edward O’Brien & Ricky Sandoval, Sandia National Laboratories
9:15 AM 11:30 AM Hands on measurement Uncertainty, Dilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Break for lunch
12:00 PM 4:00 PM Managing RiskDilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions

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