Provided as free e-courses by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom
'Measurement Explained' is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.
Measurement Fundamentals Explained
This is the first online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as 'accuracy', 'precision', 'calibration', 'traceability', but also outlines the International System of Units and the realization of the SI Base Units.
Measurement Uncertainty Explained
This is the second online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as 'error', 'standard deviation' and 'probability distributions'. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.
Dimensional Measurement courses
To ensure efficient processes, quality products and customer satisfaction, NPL Training has designed a series of e-learning and blended learning courses that cultivate good measurement practice. The aim is to improve manufacturing and testing processes, reducing products' variation, and enabling early identification of defects. Improve Quality Assurance & Quality Control, through good measurement practice, and select one of our Dimensional courses.
Geometrical Product Specification Explained
This online open unit introduces dimensional measurement, geometrical tolerancing, tolerance types, and covers relevant considerations when designing and/or interpreting an engineering drawing.
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)
The Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) e-Learning course has been designed to provide an introduction to NORM, the industries where it might be encountered, how it can be measured and how the NORM industry is regulated. A basic grounding in physics or chemistry is assumed.
- Understand the concepts of radioactive decay and decay series, the natural occurrence of radioactivity and radiation dose
- Understand the range of measurement devices available and the basic physics of radiation detection
- Understand the processes of sampling and of evaluating the uncertainty on a measurement
- Gain an appreciation of where NORM can arise in industrial situations and the activity levels likely to be encountered
- Understand the recommendations of the ICRP and the requirements of the IAEA regarding NORM