NCSLI Twin Cities Section (1311)

NCSLI Twin Cities Section

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
NCSLI Twin Cities Section Coordinator and Host:
Cory Otto
Boston Scientific
763-494-1809
cory.otto@bsci.com
Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Clean Room Certification
Speaker: Mike Turnure, Pace Analytical
Abstract: Clean rooms are special manufacturing environments that feature controlled particulate levels of various class designations according to ISO 14644-1. Certification of clean rooms requires specialized instruments and knowledge to test HEPA filter airflow and integrity, room air changes per hour, room pressure differentials, and viable and non-viable particles. This presentation will review the major considerations in testing and certifying clean rooms of all classes. 


Topic: Pressure calibration: Laboratory deadweight calibrators and portable field calibration kits
Speaker: Kevin Rust, MTS

Abstract: An introduction to laboratory deadweight pressure calibrators including fundamental operation, correction factors and measurement uncertainties. Also an introduction to portable field pressure calibration kits including fundamental operation, maintenance and measurement uncertainties.

Topic: How companies address TAR/TUR <4:1
Speaker: Panel discussion

Abstract: Multiple industry representatives will provide information on how their companies address situations where a calibration accuracy or uncertainty ratio of less than 4:1 is necessary. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and pose scenarios during this interactive discussion.

Topic: Pipette Calibration, Maintenance and Standards.
Speaker: Michael Malgieri, Sartorius Corporation

Abstract: A discussion on the value behind scheduled calibration and maintenance programs for pipettes.


Past NCSLI Twin Cities Meetings



Twin Cities Section Meeting, Thursday October 4, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Section held its fall meeting on a chilly day at the Boston Scientific facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The October 4, 2018 meeting was sponsored by Boston Scientific, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, and Palen Kimball. The day started with a rousing game of logo trivia which included the risky move of potentially losing the audience of Minnesota Vikings fans by sneaking in a Green Bay Packers’ logo.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday May 15, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region met this May 15th, 2018 at the New Brighton Community Center in New Brighton, Minnesota. The spring meeting held on this beautiful day was hosted by Martin Calibration. The day started with NCSLI, New Brighton, and hot dog (yes, hot dog) related trivia. For example, did you know that the formation of the Minneapolis Stockyards and Packing Company in 1888 was deemed the “most significant point” in New Brighton history? After everyone settled in, the host for the evening, Rick Brion from Martin Calibration, introduced attendees to Martin Calibration’s history, capabilities, and vision for the future.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Twin Cities Section Meeting, Wednesday February 7, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its winter meeting on a brisk and snowy day in Shoreview, Minnesota. The February 7, 2018 meeting was held at the Shoreview Community Center and hosted by Precision Repair & Calibration. The day started with a rousing round of Minnesota Vikings trivia. While many of the Vikings fans in attendance were still a bit sore about the recent loss to the eventual Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles, it was fun to discuss measurement related Vikings trivia. For example, did you know that the Minnesota Miracle pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs traveled nearly 56 meters (61 yards)?
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Twin Cities Section Meeting, Wednesday September 13, 2017
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its fall meeting on a hot and humid day in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The September 13, 2017 meeting was held at and hosted by MTS Systems. The day started with rousing round of Minnesota State Fair trivia. By the end of the day, the meeting proved to be much like the “Great Minnesota Get Together” with lots of things to see, do, and learn, good food to enjoy, and friendly faces.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday May 9, 2017
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its most recent meeting on a beautiful spring day at the Maple Grove Community Center located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The May 9, 2017 meeting was hosted by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday September 22, 2015
The Twin Cities NCSLI Section 1311 met on September 22, at the New Brighton Community Center in New Brighton, Minnesota. The event was sponsored by the National Association of Proficiency Testing (NAPT) which is based in Minnesota. This full day event pulled in 84 attendees!
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


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