Technical Program | August 28 - 30, 2018

SESSION 1
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1A — Metrology Education
Topic: Professional Development
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Automating the Audit Process
Guy Robinson, Tektronix Inc.

The MetCert Certification Scheme for Calibration Technicians
Steve Sidney, National Laboratory Association - South Africa

1B — Cutting Edge Metrology
Topic: Amazing Stories of Measurement
Room: 

Disaster Recovery: Managing the Recovery From the 2017 Northern California Wildfires
Michael Dobbert, Keysight Technologies 

Inter-Laboratory Comparison of High Resistance Standard in Japan
Dr. Nobu-Hisa Kaneko, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / AIST

1C — Electrical Measurements
Topic: Current

Room:


Calibration of Current Clamp Meter for DC/AC Current Up to 1000 A

Pending

Use of Current Transformers in Calibrations of Rogowski Coils at High Pulsed Currents
Branislav Djokic, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

1D — Quality Systems & Management
Topic: Impact of Metrology in Processes
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Steps Towards Value Creation via Intellectual Property in a National Metrology Institute
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología, (CENAM)

Using Earned Value Management to Monitor Laboratory Performance
Kevin Abercrombie, Naval Air Warfare Center

SESSION 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2A — Cutting Edge Metrology
Topic: Impact of Metrology in Processes
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Transitioning to the New SI through Quantum Based Measurements
Dr. Gregory Strouse, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

High Accuracy Roundness Measurements at NRC
Catherine Aldous, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

2B — Metrology Education
Topic: Professional Development
Room:

Early Career Professionals and Technical Training
Justin Gilbert, Daikin Applied

A Detailed Metrology Training Plan Including Competency: Based Credentialing
Dr. Joseph Fuehne, Purdue University

2C — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Dimensional
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Tests for Optimizing the Performance of a Video Based Coordinate Measuring Machine
Wei Ren, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The New American Standard for Digital, Dial, and Vernier Calipers
James Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America Corporation

2D — Global Standards
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025
Room:


Risk Based Thinking in the Calibration Laboratory: Practical Examples
Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS)

Risk Based Thinking: A Paradigm Shift in Laboratory Management or Business as Usual
Isabelle Amen, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3A — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Mass
Room:


Mass Calibration at NIST After the IPK
Patrick Abbott, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Future of the Mass Artifact in the New SI
Edward Mulhern, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Primary Metrology After Redefinition of the SI
Dr. Richard Green, Measurement Science and Standards Research Centre, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

3B — Thermodynamic Measurements
Topic: Temperature
Room:

NIST Report of Weather Station Liquid-in-Glass Thermometer Metrology
William Miller, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A Measurement Method for Chromaticity and Photometric Quantity of Laser Displays
Keisuke Hieda, HIOKI E.E. Corporation

Development of the NRC Primary Spectral Irradiance Facility
Éric Côté, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

3C — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk
Topic: Uncertainty
Room:

Uncertainty Evaluation of the Predicted Value in Regression Analysis Based on Repeated Observations
Chen-Yun Hung, Center for Measurement Standards, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Speeding up Monte Carlo Computations by Parallel Processing Using GPU for Uncertainty Evaluation in Accordance with GUM Supplement 2
CM Tsui, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

Practical Correlation in Repetitive Measurements
Dr. Dennis Dubro, Metrology Consultant

3D — Energy
Topic: Panel Presentation
Room:


Electric Utility Outage Metrics
Panelists: Tamaso Giannelli, Southern California Edison

SESSION 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


4A — Cutting Edge Metrology
Topic: Amazing Stories of Measurement
Room:

Towards Making NIST Quality Measurements of Radiation and Radioactivity Using Commercial Analytical Instruments

Ryan Fitzgerald, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Reach and Impact of the Remote Frequency and Time Calibration Program at NIST
Michael Lombardi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

4B — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk
Topic: Interval Analysis
Room:


The Value of Subjective Information: An Empirical Assessment
Steven Dwyer, Corona Division NSWC

Calculating Interval Uncertainties for Calibration Standards That Drift with Time
Dr. Elizabeth Auden, Sandia National Laboratories

4C — Global Standards
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025
Room:


Independent Review and Approval: Can it be Achieved in a Small Laboratory?
Dr. Titilayo Shodiya, National Voluntary Lab Accreditation Program (NVLAP)

Effective Management Review
Jennifer Fleenor, Tektronix Inc.

4D — Quality Systems and Management
Topic: Impact of Metrology in Processes
Room:


Methodology for Measuring the Impact of Metrology in the Manufacturing Industry: Case Study of an Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer
Efren Busquets, BSP Consulting 

Role of CENAM Providing Certainty for Seismic Measurements
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)

SESSION 5
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5A — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Force
Room:


Fundamentals of Dynamic Force Metrology
Nicholas Vlajic, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems
Henry Zumbrun, Morehouse Instrument Company

5B — Electrical Measurements
Topic: RF Measurements
Room:


Computer Aided Verification of Voltage Dips and Short Interruptions Generators for Electromagnetic Compatibility Immunity Test in Accordance with ISO/IEC 61000-4-11: 2004-03
Hau Wah Lai, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

The Intelligent Automated RF Measurement System (Microsoft Word-Excel Macro)
Dr. Nghiem Nguyen, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

5C — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Pressure

Room:


Redefinition of the Pascal through NIST’s Variable Length Optical Cavity and the Quantum SI
Jacob Ricker, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Quantum-Based Pascal for Pressure Realization
Jay Hendricks, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

5D — Quality Systems and Management
Topic: Software
Room:


A Proposal for a Standard Calibration Data Format
Michael Johnston, Fluke Calibration

Taxonomies for a Metrology Information Infrastructure
Mark Kuster, Pantex Metrology

SESSION 6
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6A — Metrology Education
Topic: Professional Development
Room:


The Periodic-ish Table of Metrology
Howard Zion, Transcat, Inc.

The SI Revisited by Universities
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)

Fundamental Problem in Thread Gaging and Thread Gage Measurement
Travis Fletcher, JJ Calibrations, Inc.

6B — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Dimensional
Room:


Low-cost Laboratory Environment Monitoring and Alert System
Michael Braine, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Micro-scale Calibration for Universal Length Measuring Machines
Dr. Meghan Shilling, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Ultra High Accuracy NIST Moore M48 Coordinate Measuring Machines: Unique Challenges of Extreme Performance
John Stoup, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

6C — Thermodynamic Measurements
Topic: Temperature
Room:


Oxidization, Contamination, and Automation for High Temperature Verification of Thermocouples
Mike Imholte, Boston Scientific

Thermocouple Testing Methods, Data Analysis and Reporting Calibration Results with Emphasis on Noble Metal Types
Tom Kolat, Fluke Calibration

Evaluation of the New NIST Tungsten-Rhenium Thermocouple Calibration System
Karen Garrity, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

6D — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk
Topic: Traceability and SPC
Room:


SPC Detection Rules (Zone Tests) Applied to Calibration Adjustment Decisions
Paul Reese, Baxter Healthcare Corporation 

Realization of Traceable Metrology through Instruments
Jennifer Clarke, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

The BIPM Facility for Measurement of CO2 Amount Fraction
Christopher Meyer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

SESSION 7
Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


7A — Electrical Measurements
Topic: DC Voltage
Room:

Prototype of a Compact Detachable Zener Module for DC Voltage Standard
Dr. Nobu-Hisa Kaneko, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)/AIST

DC Voltage Divider Technology: Past, Present and Next Generation
Richard Timmons, Guildline Instruments

7B — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Pressure
Room:


Dynamic Calibration of Pressure Transducers
Michael Mende, SPEKTRA GmbH

Development of a Fiber Optic Calibration Grade Pressure Transducer
Nicholas Burgwin, Fibos Inc.

7C — Global Standards
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025 & Proficiency Testing
Room:


Shenzhen-Hong Kong Proficiency Testing Program on Calibration of Digital Multimeter
Pending

Impartiality and Association: Mutually Exclusive or Can They Coexist?
Andrew Oldershaw, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

7D — Energy
Topic: Energy Power Measurements & Testing
Room:


A NIST Testbed for Examining the Accuracy of Smart Meters under Nonlinear Waveform Loads
Richard Steiner, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 

Metrology to Parts Quality Inspection: Integrating Metrological Practices into Parts Dedication Testing
Cory Peters, Exelon PowerLabs

SESSION 8
Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


8A — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Force
Room:


Mobile Calibration of Scales in Mission
Ralf Weib, Center for Information Technology and Electronics

Matrix Calibration Basics
Brock Palmer, Interface, Inc.

8B — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk
Topic: Uncertainty
Room:


Sensor Calibration: The Calibration Process, Self-Calibration Benefits, and Common Errors to Eliminate
John Holler, Vibration Research 

Initial Investigations on Establishing New Types of LS2P Microphones as Reference Standards
Michael Mende, SPEKTRA GmbH

8C — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Force
Room:


Automatic Flowmeter and Dynamic Expansion System for UHV/XHV Studies
Julia Scherschligt, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST/CEESI Liquid Nitrogen Facility
Thomas Kegel, Colorado Engineering Experiment Station, Inc. (CEESI)

8D — Quality Systems and Management
Topic: Asset Management
Room:


Asset Utilization: Methods to Maximize Your Asset Budget
Zoe Cline, Fluke Calibration

SESSION 9
Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


9A — Mechanical Measurements
Topic: Mass
Room:

Development of In-Motion Weight Sensor Array
Soo Jeon, University of Waterloo

Development of a Hydrostatic Weighing System for Didactic Activities
Julio Jimenez, UPSRJ

Benefits of Automation in Weight Calibration
Mark Kliebenschaedel, Mettler Toledo GmbH

9B — Thermodynamic Measurements
Topic: Temperature

Room:


A Fully Automated Thermocouple Inhomogeneity Measurement System
Pending

How to Put Out a Fire in a Liquid Salt Bath: Dealing with the Temperature Problems with Lithium Batteries
Myles Gordon, Exelon PowerLabs

Accurate Temperature Representation of Stored Goods using an Algorithm as a Replacement to a Physical Buffer
Michael Rusnack, AmericanPharma Technologies

9C — Global Standards 
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025 & Proficiency Testing
Room:


Analysis of Different Assigned Value Determination Methods on Gauge Block Calibration Proficiency Testing
Chen-Yun Hung, Center for Measurement Standards, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

ISO/IEC 17025:2017: Design of the New Calibration Certificate
Gerhard Mihm, Technical Center for Information Technology 81

The Design and Implementation of a Managed ISO/IEC 17025 Quality System
Pending