Northwestern US Region - Utah Section (1433)

Utah Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Michael ColemanFluke Calibration799 East Utah Valley Drive Calibration Department American Fork, UT 84003-9775 UNITED STATES801-847-1183mike.coleman@flukecal.com1433 - Utah Section

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSL International Utah Section Meeting (1433)
Tuesday,December 4, 2018

Please Join Us!

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Meeting Overview:

Join us for the NCSL International Utah Section meeting being held at Western States Calibration in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a great opportunity to network and visit with calibration professionals in your area, get updated on some of the newest concepts in metrology, and get informed on upcoming important changes regarding the International System of Units (SI) and changes that were implemented in ISO/IEC 17025-2017.

NCSLI Meeting Contact:
Michael Coleman
Fluke Calibration
799 East Utah Valley Drive
American Fork, Utah 84003

Meeting Date and Time:
Tuesday December 4, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost to Attend the Meeting:
     NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Western States Calibration
Address 105 West 2950 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

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Meeting Host: 
Lon Miles 
Western States Calibration
Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Welcome and Updates From NCSLI

Speaker: Michael Coleman, NCSLI Utah Section Coordinator

It's important to know who is working in metrology in our area so we will take some time to be introduced to each other. I will also take this opportunity to provide any necessary updates on news and happenings from NCSLI including a brief report on the conference held in Portland,

Topic: Introduction and Welcome To Western States Calibration
Speaker: Lon Miles, Western States Calibration

In this presentation we will learn about Western States Calibration, what they do and the company history. WSC History: Don Southam established Western States Calibration in 1983 after his career in Quality Assurance where he identified a tremendous need for calibration services in this area. From the basement of his home, to a small shop in Midvale, the company moved to its present 7,000 square foot location on West Temple in 1994. Don’s high ideals and life of hard work began what is now a great team of talented employees. We have become Utah’s friendliest and largest privately owned metrology service..

Learning Objectives:
  1. Who is Western States Calibration
  2. Western States Calibration history

Topic: Upcoming Changes To The SI Units and Constants
Speaker: TBD

An important event in metrology is coming in May 2019. The International System of Units (SI) will be overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram kelvin, and mole units of measure. The last major overhaul was in 1960 so this is truly an historical event. This presentation will provide all the updates  you need to know how this change will impact industry and what these changes mean for science, especially the science of measurement

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn what changes are coming to the SI in 2019
  2. Know how the changes will impact industry
  3. Know why the changes are being made

Topic: Important Changes In ISO/IEC 17025 and Recommended Methods For Handling Measurement Decision Risk
Speaker: Tom Wiandt, TrueCal Metrology

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a review of the most important changes in ISO/IEC 17025-2017. One of the important changes is the emphasis on measurement decision risk where calibration suppliers are required to account for measurement uncertainty when making statements of compliance to specification limits or Pass-Fail determinations.

Learning Objective:
This presentation will provide the listener with recommended methods for properly handling measurement decision risk

Topic: Using FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis) as a Method of Risk Analysis in a Calibration Process
 Frank Liebmann, Fluke Calibration and ASTM

With the emphasis of risk management in the ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 quality standards, calibration providers are required to manage risk to ensure quality for the customer. FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) is a tool that has been used in industry for evaluating risk in the design of products. It is also useful as a tool for evaluating risk in a calibration process or any other quality-related process. In this presentation you will learn about the risk analysis requirements for the new 2017 version of ISO 17025. An overview of various tools that can be used for risk analysis will be covered. Then the FMEA tool will be explained and shown how it applies to a calibration process. Frank Liebmann has provided training on FMEA for several years and is recognized as an industry expert on this topic.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn what FMEA is
  2. See how to apply FMEA to a calibration process

Topic: Common Errors When Using a Dry Well Temperature Calibrator
 Dallen Baugh, Additel Corporation

Meeting Schedule:
9:00 AM

9:30 AM

Welcome and NCSLI updates

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome To Western States Calibration
Speaker: Lon Miles, Western States Calibration
10:00 AM

10:15 AM


10:15 AM

11:15 AM

Upcoming Changes To The SI Units and Constants

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

Important Changes In ISO/IEC 17025 and Recommended Methods For Handling Measurement Decision Risk, Tom Wiandt, TrueCal Metrology
12:00 PM

1:00 PM


1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Using FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis) as a Method of Risk Analysis in a Calibration Process, Frank Liebmann, Fluke Calibration and ASTM
2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Common Errors When Using a Dry Well Temperature Calibrator, Dallen Baugh, Additel

3:00 PM

Tour of Western States Lab

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