Central US Division -
North Texas Section (1322)

North Texas Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Amy GuthrieKeysight Technologies5544 Miller Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 UNITED STATES(972) 375-1690amy_guthrie@keysight.com

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI North Texas Section Meeting (1322)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 
Please Join Us!
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Meeting Overview:
This section meeting will be held at Bell Helicopters in Fort Worth, Texas. We’re excited to continue the participation in NCSL International to our community of measurement-minded companies and individuals. The meeting will serve as a great opportunity for measurement scientists, engineers, and practitioners to collaborate and share knowledge on measurement best practices and what’s on the cutting edge in respective measurement fields. Students from the local area colleges and universities are encouraged to attend free of charge and network with industry professionals.

The section meeting will include presentations (as outlined below), continental breakfast, and lunch. To complete the section meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Bell Helicopters Metrology Lab and Production Floor (must be US Citizen to attend/tour).
Meeting Contact:
Amy Guthrie
5544 Miller Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

Meeting Date |Time:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
8:00AM to 3:00PM
Continental Breakfast and Lunch included

Meeting Location and Host:
Bell Helicopter
3255 Bell Helicopter Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Kathleen Oldham, Manager
Chemical & Processes Laboratory
Standards & Calibration Laboratory

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Cost to Attend:
NCSLI Members: No charge
Non-Members: $25.00

Meeting Sponsors:

Topic:  How to Calibrate Humidity Sensors
Speaker: Philip Castle, Fluke Corporation

Abstract: Monitoring humidity is critical in the manufacture and storage of many products such as food, pharmaceuticals, batteries, semiconductors, electronic components, chemicals and paper to prevent damage and spoilage. A wide range of humidity sensors are used to measure, monitor and control humidity in these environments. 
This presentation provides general humidity related technical information and tips that will help you get started with and improve humidity calibrations

Topic: Calibration of Structural Test Stand
Speaker: Cody McKee, Bell Helicopter

The gearbox test cell is an important part to the testing and development of the gearboxes used in Bell Helicopter’s products. To maintain the accuracy of these test cells regular calibrations must be performed. The complexity of the system requires items like pressure transducers, load cells, flow transducers, and accelerometers to be removed from the test cell and calibrated individually. These components are then reconnected to the test cell and a system calibration is performed, to include torque, temperature, pressure, flow, RPM, and vibration. This presentation will introduce you to the gearbox test cells and how they are calibrated.

Topic: How to Improve TURs of a calibrator using a reference multimeter
Speaker: Martin Kidd, Fluke Calibration

Topic: Accuracy Matters

Speaker: Bob Stern, Keysight Technologies

Abstract: What do you do with the result after you take a measurement?  Often, people compare the result to a [customer] specification and make a “Pass” or “Fail” decision to ship or reject the item under test.  They don’t teach you in school how accuracy affects the risk of incorrect Pass/Fail decisions.  We will. There are 60 years of papers and statistical references on how to determine Pass and Fail.  Unfortunately, most of these dive quickly into differential equations for probability density and double integrals for per cent risk.  This presentation will show some visual examples (without the double integrals) that illustrate the key concepts to enable you to make Pass/Fail decisions with lower risk than you may have today.


We will also address how to meet the new requirements of the revised ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Topic: Pending
Speaker: Student, University of Texas at Dallas

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Problems registering online? Please call the business office 303-440-3339 or email info@ncsli.org and we will get you registered!

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