NCSLI Gulf Coast Section (1325)

NCSLI Gulf Coast Section Meeting 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Meeting Overview
The NCSLI Central Region, Gulf Coast Section is conducting a Gulf Coast Section meeting in Baton Rouge, LA on May 30, 2019. The meeting will be held at the JM Test Systems campus and facility . This meeting is open to all Gulf Coast Section members and non members. We are excited to present to you, speakers such as Scott Crone from Ametek, Wayne Denley from Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Mark Price from JM Test Systems, Brent Condie from FLIR, and Darrell Pinckard from RKI Instruments. These professionals will be presenting information on O&G measurement systems and applications, Digital and analog pressure testing, Gas detection technologies, Fiber technology application, Temperature measurements applications, RF and wireless communications applications, and Education for future workforce. Plan to attend this event. You will not be disappointed.

NCSLI Gulf Coast Section Coordinator:
Benjamin Jack
JM Test Systems, Inc.

Topic: Pressure Measurements
Speaker: Scott Crone, Ametek

Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of the differences between deadweight testers and digital pressure calibrators. There will be application information included as well as a discussion of corrections, specifications, site effects, proper use, and instrument selection.

Topic: Gas Detection
Speaker: Darrell Pinckard, RKI Instruments

Abstract: TBD

Topic: Thermography
Speaker: Brent Condie, FLIR Systems, Inc.

Abstract: Infrared Cameras provide a simple, safe and effective solution to both see and measure “temperature.” Visually seeing “temperature” offers the ability to see potential problems with a variety of electrical gear often before those issues can progress to equipment failure. Some of the popular applications for thermal camera are pumps, electric motors, engines, condensers, cranes, electrical circuits, valves, heat exchangers, transformers, switch gear, hydraulics systems, motor control centers, breaker panels, steam leaks, and moisture leaks.

Topic: Fiber Optics
Speaker: Mark Price, JM Test Systems

Abstract: Fiber Optic fibers are replacing copper wires in much of the telecommunications world. This presentation is from the viewpoint of the technician who calibrates fiber optics test equipment. It will cover the number one problem seen in fiber optics test equipment, and what to do about it. It will also illustrate procedures in the calibration of the two main types of test equipment used by fiber optics installers and maintainers – the Optical Light Test Set, and the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer.
Topic: Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program
Speaker: Wayne Denley, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA)

Topic: How to Avoid Surprising Errors from Thermal EMFs
Speaker: Martin Kidd
Abstract: This session will review how thermoelectric Voltages (EMFs) can impact low level voltage measurements, potential causes of thermoelectric voltages and steps that can be taken to minimize their effect.

Past NCSLI Gulf Coast Section Meetings


Gulf Coast Section Meeting, Tuesday April 28, 2015
JM Test Systems located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graciously hosted the NCSLI Gulf Coast Section Meeting on April 28th, 2015 at their new electrical safety testing laboratory. After a brief meet-and-greet, the meeting was kicked off at 9:00 by the Section Coordinator Brian King of A2Research. He, and the President of JM Test Systems Mr. Scott Morrison, welcomed the 26 attendees and briefly went over the day’s agenda before introducing Dr. Hy Tran.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Gulf Coast Section Meeting, April 2014
A2Research hosted the NCSLI Gulf Coast Section Meeting on April 22nd, 2014 at the Infinity Science Center conveniently located near NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. After a brief meet-and-greet, the meeting was kicked off at 8:30 by the NCSLI Section Coordinator Brian King of A2Research. He welcomed the 28 attendees and briefly went over the day’s agenda before introducing Mr. John “Geek” Wilson who is the Director of the Infinity Science Center. He also welcomed our guests and gave a brief overview of the mission of the Infinity Science Center. His enthusiasm for science and metrology was evident and was instrumental in setting the positive tone for the rest of the meeting.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)