Southern US Region -
Tennessee Section (1224)

Tennessee Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Michael DuncanOak Ridge National Laboratory1 Bethel Valley Rd, Bldg 5510A Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8050 UNITED STATES(865) 574-7349duncanml@ornl.gov

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSL International Tennessee Section Meeting (1224)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Please Join Us! 

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Meeting Overview:   
The spring meeting of the Tennessee section will be held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The meeting will include presentations on the recent changes to ISO/IEC standard 17025, flow calibrations, dimensional measurements and calibration, electronic/electrical calibrations and anemometer calibration considerations. The meeting will culminate with a tour of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Metrology Lab, including the new large-cross-section wind tunnel facility, Cryo-cooled, programmable Josephson Voltage Standard, cryo-cooled Quantum Hall Resistance Standard. Also, for anyone interested, a visit to the historic Graphite Reactor will be offered. The Graphite Reactor is a National Historic Register site and is the site of the first sustained nuclear reaction in the world (the Chicago Pile was the first criticality but was shut down immediately after criticality was achieved.) You'll not only get to see the historic reactor, exactly as it was when it was shut down in the 1960's but also see the log book that records its first criticality, launching a rich history of nuclear power, nuclear medicine and extensive research potential. Tours will be scheduled to provide opportunities to participate in either or both tours.

Meeting Contacts:
Michael Duncan
865-574-7349
duncanml@ornl.gov 
Vickie Hendrickson
865-241-4679
hendricksovl@ornl.gov

Meeting Date and Time
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:45 PM


Meeting Location/Host:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Cost to Attend:
     NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Meeting Sponsors:

 

Instructions for Getting to and Around the NCSL International Meeting Location.

  1. Use your GPS with an address of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
  2. You will enter either the east or west portal for ORNL on Bethel Valley Road. Stop at the portal and the guard will provide you with a car pass.
  3. Follow the road to the round-a-bout and park in the Conference Center.
  4. Follow the yellow-highlighted route on the map below to the “Joint Institute for Computational Sciences” building (Building 5100-see picture below), where someone will be at the front door to let you in, issue a badge and direct you to the registration desk.
  5. Registration starts at 8:30am. The meeting begins at 9:00am.
Questions? Please call or e-mail the Tennessee Section Coordinator, Mike Duncan at 865-254-3374 or e-mail: duncanml@ornl.gov

Meeting Speakers:

Topic: The New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard

Speaker: Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service

Abstract:
The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard was released on November 30, 2017. Calibration and testing laboratories currently accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard must transition to the new version of the standard by December 1, 2020. This presentation will highlight some of the changes in requirements in order to help labs prepare for the transition. Particular emphasis is placed on the requirements for risk-based-thinking, impartiality, the process approach, and the management system and its documentation.

Learning Objectives:
The audience will become aware of the most important changes in the new standard.

Speaker Biography: 
Helga A. Alexander (halexander@iasonline.org),  IAS Calibration Program Manager, is in charge of the calibration accreditation program at International Accreditation Service. Ms. Alexander gained her extensive metrology  experience as Primary Standards Laboratory and Service Center Manager at Keithley Instruments, Cleveland, Ohio, and ISO 9001 Quality Systems Manager for Southern Research in Birmingham, AL. She also is an assessor for the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for IAS and formerly for A2LA.  Ms. Alexander holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Physics.

Topic: Designing Flowmeter Calibration Test Plans 

Speaker: Tom Kegel, Colorado Engineering Experiment Station, Inc. (CEESI)

Abstract: 
Often the installed flowmeter conditions cannot be replicated in the calibration laboratory.  These conditions can include the fluid, pressure and temperature. Understanding the impact and limitations of using a “surrogate” calibration fluid is critical in supplying the best possible service to a calibration customer. This tutorial introduces the topic based on a mix of theoretical considerations and calibration examples. With the introduction the attendee will be able to apply the principles learned towards specific flow calibration problems.

Speaker Biography: 
Tom Kegel holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. Tom's experience includes; 5 Years with Foxboro Company, Flowmeter research, 3 Years, EMSO, Flowmeter manufacturing, and 26 Years, CEESI, Flowmeter calibration, testing, consulting.

Topic: Calibration Issues related to Surface Finish and Standardization
Speaker: Jeremy Adcox, sales representative Mitutoyo America Corporation

Topc: Advantages of Calibration Automation & Asset Management Software
Speaker: 
Scott Peterson, Regional Product Mgr., Electrical/RF Fluke Calibration

Abstract: 
I plan to include information about Northrop Grumman’s: SureCal,  Keysight’s: “Test Management Environment,” and Flukes: Met/Cal, to cover all aspects of this technical review.
I also plan to cover the benefits of using Asset Management Software for calibration labs, which provides such benefits as:

  • Managing all aspects of Calibration operations
  • Improved productivity and reduced operating costs
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory standards
  • Configure and customize for your companies unique business rules
  • Generate reports to meet a wide range of calibration requirements

Helps to maintain an audit trail….just to name a few.

Topic: Considerations for Calibration of Anemometers and the New Large-Cross Section Wind Tunnel at ORNL
Speaker: Joe Keck and Mike Duncan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Abstract:
Often the installed flowmeter conditions cannot be replicated in the calibration laboratory. These conditions can include the fluid, pressure and temperature. Understanding the impact and limitations of using a “surrogate” calibration fluid is critical in supplying the best possible service to a calibration customer. This tutorial introduces the topic based on a mix of theoretical considerations and calibration examples. With the introduction the attendee will be able to apply the principles learned towards specific flow calibration problems.

Meeting Agenda:
8:30AM

9:00AM

Registration and Greeting Time

9:00AM

9:15AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15AM

10:00AM

The New ISO/IEC 17025:2107 Standard, Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service (IAS).

10:00AM

10:45AM

Designing Flowmeter Calibration Test Plans, Tom Kegel, Calibration Program Mgr. Colorado Engineering Experiment Station, Inc. (CEESI)
10:45AM

11:00AM

Break  

11:00AM

11:45 AM

Calibration Issues related to Surface Finish and Standardization, Jeremy Adcox, sales representative Mitutoyo America Corporation
11:45AM

12:00PM

Photograph

12:00PM

1:00PM

Lunch Sponsored by Mitutoyo

1:00PM

1:45PM

Advantages of Calibration Automation & Asset Management Software, Scott Peterson, Regional Product Mgr., Electrical/RF Fluke Calibration
1:45PM

2:30PM

Considerations for Calibration of Anemometers and the New Large-Cross Section Wind Tunnel at ORNL,  Joe Keck and Mike Duncan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:30PM

2:45PM

Close of meeting, door prizes, fall meeting date, and Tour Instructions

2:45PM

3:00PM

Break

3:00PM

4:30PM

Tour of ORNL Metrology Labs/Optional tour of Historic Graphite Reactor

4:30PM

5:30PM

Optional tour of Historic Graphite Reactor for those wishing to do both tours.

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