NCSL International Training Calendar

DateNameDescription
7/22/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Houston, TexasThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
7/29/2019Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PennsylvaniaThe Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) is an annual conference providing an opportunity for anyone associated with Gas Measurement to learn from industry vendors and in lectures and hands-on classes. Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of experience, the AGMSC offers classes which add to the knowledge of technicians, engineers, supervisors, field support workers, government regulators, accountants, marketers, vendors and many others.

The goal of the AGMSC is to provide affordable, high quality training to anyone involved in the measurement, regulation and control of natural gas. Our instructors are experienced industry volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with you. The Short Course also provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and share information with your industry peers. Through the years, the Short Course has contributed substantially to advancing the art and science of gas measurement and pressure regulation in the gas industry. Papers presented at the Short Course are published in manuals and provide a valuable reference source. The Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course remains one of the most highly regarded educational forums of any kind in the Natural Gas industry. More ⇒
http://www.agmsc.org/
7/30/2019Introduction to Propulsion Simulation Using NPSS Short Course, San Antonio, TexasThis introductory course is divided into seven modules that cover the basic concepts and features of NPSS. Each module is accompanied by hands-on exercises. After completing the course, the student will be able to create and run system models using the NPSS® software. The course is intended for engineers responsible for modeling or analyzing the performance of thermodynamic and fluid/thermal systems. Instruction is provided by experienced SwRI staff who also serve on the NPSS development team.

Primary application areas for NPSS include aerospace systems (i.e. engine performance models for aircraft propulsion), thermodynamic system analysis such as Rankine and Brayton cycles and various rocket propulsion cycles, and industry standardization for model sharing and integration. More ⇒
http://www.swri.org/events/introduction-numerical-propulsion-system-simulation-npss
8/5/2019Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, MinnesotaThis course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
Course outline:
The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
The components of a blueprint
  • Line types
  • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
  • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
  • Symbols
  • Border
  • Title block
  • Revision block
  • Notes (general & specific)
Basic drafting conventions
  • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
  • Isometric views
  • Orthographic views
  • Section views
Evaluating a sample part
Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/introduction-to-mechanical-drawings-and-gdt-p-3300633.html
8/5/2019Infrared Radiation Thermometry Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis is a practical course covering problems with the use and calibration of infrared radiation thermometers, including reflections, absorption, emissivity, and instrumental effects. The course builds confidence in non-contact temperature measurements in the range -50 °C to 2000 °C. Infrared radiation thermometry is a fast-growing area of temperature measurement. Applications range from high-temperature measurements in the hostile environments typically found in the petrochemical and steel industries, to low-temperature measurements in food processing and storage industries where non-contact measurement is important.

More than for any other type of thermometry, reliable measurements are dependent on the expertise of the user, and can only be obtained through a thorough understanding of the principles and best measurement practices. The aim of this course is to provide that knowledge and understanding. The course is interactive to ensure you benefit from the experience of the presenter and fellow participants. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/infrared-radiation-thermometry-workshop/
8/5/2019Spectrophotometer Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course covers the calibration of benchtop spectrophotometers, including wavelength accuracy, photometric accuracy and stray light characterisation. It is highly interactive and includes hands-on sessions to develop practical skills. The spectrophotometer has become the workhorse for high-throughout routine testing for a wide variety of analytes in chemical and biochemical analysis laboratories. While the reliability of these instruments is high, routine calibration and characterisation of spectrophotometers is vital for ongoing confidence and reduction of risk in decisions made on the basis of results of measurements.

The course provides a mix of principle and practice with guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements, including lists of things that go wrong, and the tips and tricks for recognising problems. The emphasis is on ensuring that you can apply the knowledge in your own workplace. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/spectrophotometer-calibration-workshop/
8/6/2019Balances and Weighing, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThere are increasing demands on laboratories to demonstrate quality assurance in their measurements. This course provides training to assist laboratory personnel to meet these demands. Balances are used extensively in laboratory measurements, but the ease and simplicity of using a balance belies the fact that it is a complex instrument. Reliable measurements using a balance can only be assured through an understanding of:
     how the balance works,
     factors that can influence the balance reading, and
     the need for ongoing checks and calibration.
This course introduces balances and weighing. It provides useful frameworks and concepts while emphasising practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in your own organisation. The course covers sources of error in measurements and common pitfalls of weighing. It will assist you to solve common problems associated with the use of balances or weights used for checking and calibrating balances, and engender confidence in your measurements.
More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/balances-and-weighing/
8/6/2019Pressure Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis workshop is a practical one-day session dealing with all aspects of pressure gauge and transducer calibration. It is especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration of pressure gauges by comparison against reference pressure gauges or deadweight testers. Calibration is more than simply checking or adjusting an instrument. Calibration involves ensuring the gauge under test is working properly, ensuring the reference instrument has a traceable calibration, comparing the two instruments using an appropriate method, and calculating the measurement uncertainty.

This workshop teaches attendees an efficient method to calibrate pressure gauges that meets the technical, quality and legal aspects of calibration. A feature of the method is the straightforward way that the measurement uncertainty is calculated.

The presentation includes many demonstrations and hands-on activities that will be of interest to new and experienced users. By the end of the day, attendees should be able to calibrate a pressure gauge, calculate the associated measurement uncertainty, and carry out regular in-service checks on reference equipment. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/pressure-calibration-workshop-2/
8/6/2019GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, MinnesotaCourse outline:
Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
  • Rule 1 on feature size
  • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
  • Pitch diameter rule
  • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
Linear transformation to GD&T
  • Implications of +/- tolerancing
  • Conversion of square zone to diametral
  • Datums and datum features
Datum precedence
  • Planar datum features
  • Datum features of size
  • Inclined datums
  • Compound datums
  • Datum targets & partial datum features
  • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
  • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
  • 14 geometric symbols
Symbols & definitions
  • Tolerance zones
  • Actual mating envelope
  • Supporting symbology
  • Feature control frames
Single-segment feature control frames
  • Composite feature control frames
  • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
  • Virtual condition principles
  • Simultaneous requirements
  • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
  • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
  • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
  • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
  • Global simplification of GD&T
GD&T boundary comparisons
  • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
  • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/gdt-intermediate-principles-p-3300634.html
8/6/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Denver, ColoradoThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
8/7/2019Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Denver, ColoradoThis course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101
8/7/2019Measurement, Uncertainty and Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course gives a broad high-level overview of measurement and calibration principles, and calculation of uncertainty. The course is designed for experienced technical staff making, reporting, designing, or auditing measurements. It is especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration.
     Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions influencing quality, plant operation, and product sale and purchase.
     Measurement traceability ensures integrity of measurement results, and that the results will be understood by other people.
     Uncertainty in measurement enables an assessment of the risk, the likelihood of making poor decisions based on the      measurement.
     Calibration is the process that ensures measuring instruments are accurate and reliable.
By the end of the day you should be able to design a complete technical procedure for a calibration or other measurement, including a complete uncertainty analysis.
More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/measurement-uncertainty-and-calibration-workshop/
8/8/2019Temperature Measurement and Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course covers the use, care, and calibration of liquid-in-glass, platinum resistance, thermocouple, and radiation thermometers. The course is relevant to all personnel who use or check thermometers as a part of testing, installation, or monitoring and maintenance tasks. It has been said that more than half of all of the measurements made in the world are temperature measurements. Temperature impacts on our basic comfort, food preparation, transport, medicine, as well as a huge range of high- and low-tech industries.

Despite the large number of measurements, our experience is that as many as one in six thermometers are outside the manufacturer’s specifications. The primary aim of this course is to provide the information that enables users to recognise faulty thermometers and to install and use thermometers correctly.

The course provides a mix of principle and practice with guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements, including lists of things that go wrong, and the tips and tricks for recognising problems. The emphasis is on ensuring that you can apply the knowledge in your own workplace. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/temperature-measurement-and-calibration-workshop/
8/8/2019GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, MinnesotaCourse outline:
In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
  • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
  • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
  • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
  • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
  • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
  • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
  • Contoured surfaces as datum features
  • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
  • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
  • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
  • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
  • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
  • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
  • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
  • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
  • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
  • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
  • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
  • Statistical tolerancing
  • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/gdt-advanced-applications-p-3300635.html
8/8/2019Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Denver, ColoradoDuring this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/applied-measurement-uncertainty-for-testing-laboratories-emu-201
8/12/2019Volume Metrology Seminar, Gaithersburg, MarylandThis 5 day OWM volume metrology seminar is designed to enable metrologists to apply fundamental measurement concepts to volume calibrations. A large percentage of time is spent on hands-on measurements, applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, calculations involved, and the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers volume calibration procedures published in NISTIR 7383 as well as supplemental procedures from NISTIR 6969. Specific volume transfer procedures include SOP 14, 16, 18, 19, and 21. SOP 14 is a gravimetric volume procedure and builds on the mass procedures SOP 2 and SOP 4 (thus the prerequisite for the Mass Metrology Seminar). This course is suitable for the calibration of volumetric standards for NIST HB 105-2, HB 105-3, HB 105-4, and concepts related to HB 105-7. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses, traceability assessments, and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates for all measurements made during the seminar and builds on the concepts covered in the Fundamentals of Metrology and Mass seminars.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 30 and Good Measurement Practices 3, 11, and 13, participants will be able to:
  • Accurately CALIBRATE volumetric glassware, field standard test measures and provers, LPG provers;
  • EVALUATE compliance of volumetric standards to NIST Handbook 105-2 and other documentary standards;
  • IMPLEMENT measurement assurance practices to monitor the measurement standards and processes;
  • CALCULATE and REPORT correct measurement results and uncertainties; and
  • PREPARE calibration certificates for volumetric calibrations that are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant."
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/08/5571-volume-metrology-seminar
8/14/2019Laboratory Quality Management, Christchurch, New ZealandThe provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is vital that well documented quality management systems and validated testing procedures are effectively implemented and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff. This three-day course is particularly suited for staff new to a laboratory environment. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2018, the standard used for accrediting laboratories in New Zealand.

Upon completion of the course you will have gained knowledge and an understanding of:
      Quality management concepts and culture The elements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025
      The development & the role of international standards
      Method selection and validation
      Selection, training and supervision of staff
      Equipment management and calibration
      Analytical variation and the uncertainty of measurement
      Test records and reports
      The accreditation process including signatory approval
      The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems.
    More ⇒
http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/laboratory-quality-management
8/15/2019Contract Review, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of contract review that are necessary to meet customer expectations and successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 activities that make up an effective Contract Review process;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a request, tender, and contract as it applies in the metrology laboratory management system;
  • IDENTIFY 2 qualities for which requests, tenders, and contracts are reviewed;
  • EXAMINE potential areas where the contract review process can break down; and
  • EXPLAIN the benefits of a robust contract review process.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/08/5572-contract-review
8/16/2019Humidity and Moisture Calibration Workshop, Auckland, New ZealandThis practical one-day course will introduce you to humidity generation, calibration and measurement, along with the conceptual framework for understanding the various limitations in humidity measurements.

Humidity is often a critical measurement. For example, in the export of food there is an increasing risk of products being rejected or spoilt through inadequate humidity control during storage or transit. Humidity is the second most important parameter, after temperature, to be considered in the product cycle. Poor humidity control can lead to poor quality, poor shelf life or weight loss, as well as poor energy usage.

This practical one-day course will introduce you to humidity generation, calibration and measurement, along with the conceptual framework for understanding the various limitations in humidity measurements. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/humidity-and-moisture-calibration-workshop-2/
8/20/2019MET-302 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty, Everett, WashingtonThis course will teach you how to develop uncertainty budgets and how to understand the necessary calibration processes and techniques to obtain repeatable results. It is recommended that attendees have a high school education and a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in dc-1f electrical calibration, temperature calibration, pressure and flow calibration is helpful. Formal statistics training is not required

Course topics:
  • What is Uncertainty in a Measurement?
  • Introduction to Basic Metrology Statistics
  • Instrument Specifications
  • Statistical Distributions
  • Calculating Measurement Uncertainty
  • Using the Student's t Distribution and the Welch-Satterthwaite Equation
  • Creating a Basic Uncertainty Budget
  • Statistical Techniques in Metrology
  • Guardbanding and Risk Analysis
  • Uncertainty in Temperature Measurement
  • Uncertainty in Pressure Measurement
    MET-302 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty Course Outline (663.29 KB)
    More ⇒
http://us.flukecal.com/training/electrical-calibration-training/met-302-introduction-measurement-uncertainty
8/22/2019METTLER TOLEDO’s Contribution to Lean Laboratory, WebinarThis webinar explains the analogies of lean manufacturing with lean lab and suggests aspects of our instruments that can help you convert your lab into a lean lab. Attending this webinar will give you some ideas how you can use technical aspects of your laboratory equipment and workflows to optimize your processes according to the lean idea. More ⇒http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/lean-laboratory.html
8/26/2019Introduction To ISO/IEC 17025, Minneapolis, MinnesotaThis course helps you understand and apply the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. You’ll examine the origins of the standard, and learn practical concepts like document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.

This course will provide students with a general overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Most of the elements of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the standard’s applicability, origin, purpose, and marketplace. Important concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the international oversight of the standard and recognition.
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of what the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard requires
  • Learn how a quality manual is designed and audited
  • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
    More ⇒
http://asq.org/training/introduction-to-isoiec-170252017-intro170252017
8/29/2019Document Control and Record Keeping, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of Laboratory Management System Document Control and Record Keeping that are necessary to successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 properties of management system documents that must be controlled;
  • IDENTIFY at least 5 types of laboratory documents that must be controlled;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a Master List;
  • IDENTIFY the 5 phases of the document control process;
  • RECOGNIZE methods that are used to document revisions;
  • EXPLAIN the relationship between documents and records; and
  • IDENTIFY the types of typical laboratory records that must be maintained.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/08/5573-document-control-and-record-keeping
8/29/2019DMA Principles and Basic Applications, WebinarThis webinar explains the basic DMA principles and at the same time introduces a high-performance DMA instrument for carrying out various applications.

Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is one of the most important techniques in thermal analysis. It can be used to study the viscoelastic properties and behavior of a wide range of materials as a function of temperature or frequency. This helps to ensure that suitable materials with the right mechanical properties are used. The types of materials that can be analyzed include thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, adhesives, paints and lacquers, films and fibers, composites, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, fats and oils, ceramics, constructional materials and metals. More ⇒
http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/dynamic-mechanical-analysis_DMA.html
9/3/2019Technical Competence Trio©: Analytical Method Validation, Measurement Uncertainty and Metrological Traceability, Auckland, New ZealandThey are requirements for competence, as specified in the International Standard NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2018 (substantially structurally changed from the previous edition) and necessary for accreditation. Users of laboratory measurements need to be assured that analytical methods are validated for their intended purpose, have known confidence levels and have comparability in time and space, whether local or international.

This interactive one day course provides guidance on principles and laboratory processes that allow user needs to be met. It is intended as an overview and is applicable to a laboratory for both Validation and Verification of standard methods. By attending this one day course, participants should be able to:
      Promote the necessity, outline the stages and enumerate the considerable benefits of conducting Analytical Method Validation;
      Recall the principles of Measurement Uncertainty estimations obtained by various methods, including use of validation data;
      Identify requirements and procedures that achieve Traceability for analytical results;
      Apply their updated knowledge of the Technical Competence Trio© to improve practices and management associated with their laboratory.
    More ⇒
http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/technical-competence-trio
9/3/2019Traceable Electrical Energy Metering Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties. More ⇒http://measurement.govt.nz/training/traceable-electrical-energy-metering-workshop/
9/4/2019Electrical Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaElectrical Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers essential knowledge of the theory and practice of electrical measurement using digital multimeters and calibrators; special attention is given to important practical issues such as grounding, interference and thermal effects. Please find the link to the brochure here.
The topics covered include:
     overview of primary standards
     measurement of resistance
     principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
     measurement of direct voltage and current
     principles of calibration
     measurement of alternating voltage and current
     measurement of high voltage
     reporting calibration data and uncertainties
     estimating measurement uncertainty
More ⇒
http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/electrical-measurement?variant=20034258947
9/4/2019Analytical Method Validation, Auckland, New ZealandThe laboratory must generate consistently reliable test results. End users depend on these for their business decisions. Analytical Method Validation is the key. It is essential.The laboratory may conduct validation to gain accreditation, by fulfilling requirements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2018 (substantially structurally changed from the previous edition) and ISO 15189.Even more compelling reasons include the need to:
      Determine and understand the characteristics of their analytical methods;
      Identify critical influences, capabilities and limitations of the methods.
The course includes sessions/workshops on:
      Considerations, guidelines, perspective of NZS ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 and statistical background
      Systematic approach to validation/verification;
      Performance characteristics of laboratory methods;
      Factors impacting on analytical method validation;
      Measurement uncertainty and traceability, with worked examples; relation with validation.
More ⇒
http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/analytical-method-validation
9/10/2019Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, MarylandThis course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101
9/10/2019Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United KingdomA three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
Download Course Flyer
More ⇒
http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/dimensional-measurement-training-level-1-measurement-user/
9/11/2019Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, MarylandDuring this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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http://www.a2la.org/events/applied-measurement-uncertainty-for-testing-laboratories-emu-201
9/11/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Grand Rapids, MichiganThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
9/15/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Abu Dhabi, U.A.ELearn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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http://www.bsigroup.com/en-AE/Our-services/Training-courses/Laboratory-Accreditation-ISOIEC-17025-training/ISOIEC-17025-Introduction-Implementation-and-Internal-Auditing/
9/16/2019Advanced Topics in Temperature Metrology, American Fork, UtahA three-day course for those who need to get into the details of temperature metrology. This course is for experienced calibration technicians, metrologists, engineers, and technical experts working in primary and secondary-level temperature calibration laboratories who would like to validate, refresh, or expand their understanding of advanced topics in temperature metrology. You’ll have the opportunity to interact directly with Fluke design engineers, metrologists, and calibration experts to get your questions answered.

Course topics:
  • ITS-90 calibration
  • Process design
  • Curve fitting
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Advanced procedures for reducing uncertainties
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/temperature-calibration-training/advanced-topics-temperature-metrology
9/17/2019Traceable Electrical Energy Metering Workshop, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties.

This course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties. Students will enhance their competence in ensuring that metering components and installations are meeting the metrology requirements of Part 10 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code.

At the competition of the course students can expect to be able to carry out the Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) calculations required for the Class A test houses and also to calculate the uncertainty of energy metering measurements both in the laboratory and in the field.

This year emphasis will be placed on the calibration of current transformers and the effect of burden on the measured errors. Practical examples will be worked through so that each participant can return to their laboratory more confident of their work. More ⇒
http://measurement.govt.nz/training/traceable-electrical-energy-metering-workshop/
9/19/2019RF and microwave measurement uncertainty, Lower Hutt, New ZealandThis course explores practical scenarios for RF measurements of power and impedance while giving insight into the underlying relationship between measurement uncertainty and error.

This course explores practical scenarios for RF measurements of power and impedance while giving insight into the underlying relationship between measurement uncertainty and error. It covers basic notions, with an emphasis on complex quantities. It explains how sources of measurement error are described mathematically, how the associated uncertainty is calculated and how to report the final uncertainty in a measurement result.

Measurement best-practice at radio and microwave frequencies involves quantities that are inherently complex-valued (such as scattering parameters). International guidelines, such as the recent EURAMET calibration guide for vector network analysers (cg-12 version 3), assume familiarity with the measurement uncertainty of complex quantities. This course provides a suitable introduction to such concepts.

Where possible, the course material on the day will be illustrated by examples of interest to attendees.
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http://measurement.govt.nz/training/rf-and-microwave-measurement-uncertainty/
9/19/2019Infrared Calibration, American Fork, UtahA two-day course with plenty of hands on experience in infrared temperature metrology. This course is for calibration technicians, engineers, metrologists, and technical experts who are beginning or sustaining an infrared temperature calibration program.

Course topics:
  • Emissivity
  • Size of source effect
  • Reflected temperature
  • Spot size
  • Calibration schemes
  • Calibration sources
  • Alignment
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • IR thermometry usage
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/temperature-calibration-training/infrared-calibration-training
9/19/2019Integrated Quality Management, Louisville, KentuckyLearn how to integrate quality management into your organization’s processes. You’ll leave this course with a draft action plan customized to fit the needs of your business. These concepts are applicable to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, service, education, and healthcare.

Quality management just makes sense. You need to know how to make it a part of your organization. In this course, you'll review advanced quality management principles, best practice techniques, tools, and skills. You'll find these concepts useful in a wide range of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, service, government, education, and healthcare. The course uses adult learning principles including Discovery Learning techniques, small group work, self assessments, articles, and mini-case study reviews. You will create a list of key areas for improvement and develop a draft action plan that you can finalize back on the job.This two-day virtual course provides you with a comprehensive review and working knowledge of key concepts and practices included in the following:ASQ's Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Body of Knowledge ASQ's Certified Quality Improvement Associate Body of Knowledge The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Performance Excellence Criteria
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http://asq.org/training/integrated-quality-management-iqm
9/23/2019MET-301 Advanced Hands-On Metrology, Everett, WashingtonThis course introduces the student to advanced measurement concepts and math used in standards laboratories. The student will learn how to make various types of measurements using different measurement methods. We will also teach techniques for making good high precision measurements using reference standards. A class project will teach the student how to collect and analyze data from a series of measurements to determine the device's value, and the uncertainty associated with it. The student will be competent to make measurements in a standards lab after he/she passes the final exam. This course covers advanced topics and requires existing experience and knowledge of basic metrological principles. Students are strongly encourages to attend the MET-101 course or have other formal metrology training prior to enrolling in MET-301.

Course topics:
  • Quality systems that drive good metrology
  • Basics of DC and low frequency metrology
  • Lab instrumentation
  • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
  • Advanced metrology math for the metrologist
  • Understanding and using instrument specifications in procedure development
  • How cables, connectors, and adapters impact high precision measurement results
  • Complex calibration configurations involving shields and guards
  • Advanced ratio measurement techniques and calculations
  • Precision thermometry principles
    MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology Course Outline (197.28 KB)
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/electrical-calibration-training/met-301-advanced-hands-metrology
9/26/2019Thermal Analysis of Medical Materials, WebinarMedical materials and compounds can be characterized using various thermal analysis techniques. Thermal Analysis is an excellent method of testing many different chemical and physical properties such as the glass transition temperature, moisture content, composition, long-term stability and a material’s behavior during decomposition. Such analyses give the producers confidence that their products are made to the right standard and are uncontaminated.

Continuing developments in medical science have revolutionized human healthcare. The goal of human healthcare is not only the treatment of disease and injury but also the diagnosis and prevention of potentially harmful conditions. Medical products can only serve their purpose if adequate quality control measures are implemented. More ⇒
http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/thermal-analysis-of-medical-materials.html
9/29/20197th Autumn School METTI (Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques), Porquerolles Island (Hyères, South of France)Finding causes from measured 'Consequences' using a mathematical model linking the two is an inverse problem. This is met in different areas of physical sciences, especially in Heat Transfer. Techniques for solving inverse problems as well as their applications may seem quite obscure for newcomers to the field. Experimentalists desiring to go beyond traditional data processing techniques for estimating the parameters of a model with the maximum accuracy feel often ill prepared in front of inverse techniques. In order to avoid biases at different levels of this kind of involved task, it seems compulsory that specialists of measurement inversion techniques, modelling techniques and experimental techniques share a wide common culture and language. These exchanges are necessary to take into account the difficulties associated to all these fields. It is in this state of mind that this school is proposed. The METTI Group (Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques), which is a division of the French Heat Transfer Society (SFT), has already run or co-organized six similar schools, in the Alps (Aussois, 1995 and 2005), in the Pyrenees (Bolquere-Odeillo, 1999), in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 2009), in Bretagne (Roscoff, 2011) and in Pays Basque (Biarritz, 2015b). For this seventh edition the school is again open to participants from the European Community with the support of the Eurotherm Committee.http://iusti.cnrs.fr/metti7/
9/30/2019Principles of Pressure Calibration, Phoenix, ArizonaA five-day training course on the principles and practices of pressure calibration using digital pressure calibrators and piston gauges (pressure balances).The class is designed to focus on the practical considerations of pressure calibrations.

Course topics:
  • Fundamental physics of pressure
  • Moves through Metrological terminology
  • Calibration principles
  • Piston gauge fundamentals
  • Day-to-day issues that can influence the quality of a calibration
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Phoenix, Arizona
9/30/2019TWB 1031 MET/CAL® Procedure Development Web-Based TrainingLearn to create procedures with the latest version of MET/CAL®, without leaving your office. This web seminar is offered to MET/CAL® users who need assistance writing procedures but have a limited travel budget.The course is designed for those who are directly involved in the operation of MET/CAL® calibration software and are required to write or modify procedures. The workshop is presented as a five-part, ten-hour course with each two-hour session scheduled on consecutive days, typically from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) Pacific Standard Time (Everett, Washington USA). Equipment and system requirements of web session: Computer with current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or other web browser Computer monitor 17 inches or larger Broadband Internet connection Touch-tone telephone near the computer.
Course topics:
  • Configuring the Run Time
  • Using the Editor
  • Creating Projects, Solutions, PKM, and PXE files
  • Running procedures
  • Learn the use of the Function Select Codes (FSCs) through instructor-presented examples
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    This is not one-on-on web training. This is a group setting.

http://us.flukecal.com/training/calibration-software-training/twb-1031-metcal%C2%AE-procedure-development-web-based-training
9/30/2019Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Grayslake, IllinoisThis course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101
10/1/2019Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Grayslake, IllinoisDuring this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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http://www.a2la.org/events/applied-measurement-uncertainty-for-testing-laboratories-emu-201
10/3/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, French edition, Brussels, BelgiumThe new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

During this information session:
  • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
  • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
  • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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http://www.nbn.be/en/isoiec-170252017-effective-quality-management-labs
10/7/2019MC-205 MET/TEAM® Asset management, Everett, WashingtonThis five-day course presents a comprehensive overview of how to use MET/TEAM® Test Equipment and Asset Management Software in an Internet browser to develop your asset management system. You will learn a systematic approach to collect the information you need to manage your lab assets routinely, consistently and completely. You will work in hands-on sessions with the latest version of MET/TEAM® software running on individual computers.

Course topics:
  • Manage workflow through your entire lab
  • Create types of instruments
  • Add procedures and assign to a type of asset
  • Add assets whether they be metrology recalled assets or non-recalled assets
  • Schedule and generate recalls, including email alerts
  • Receive assets-single or batch
  • Learn what a work order is and how to use it
  • Return assets
  • Generate certificates
  • View business status
  • Enter and manage your parts inventory
  • Track shipping of assets
  • Tool assignment
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory standards
  • Commerce-billing, quoting, contract pricing
  • Customer Portal-how to set up and use read-only access
  • MET/TEAM® Mobile-overview of functionality
  • Problem reports
  • Configuration of system defaults
  • Configure and customize for your business rules
  • Track changes to help comply with 21 CFR Part 11
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/calibration-software-training/mc-205-metteam®-asset-management
10/8/2019Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United KingdomA four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
  • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
  • To encourage a planning culture
Benefits to the learner
  • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
  • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
  • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
  • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
  • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
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http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/dimensional-measurement-training-level-2-measurement-applier/
10/9/2019Measurement of humidity and moisture, Aarhus, DenmarkAcquire knowledge about how humidity and moisture are measured and how the various humidity parameters and units are interconnected. The course covers practical and theoretical aspects of humidity measurements, calibration and maintenance. You will learn how to measure humidity and how the various measures of humidity are interconnected. You will be introduced to different methods for measuring humidity in air and to concepts such as water activity, sorption isotherms and material moisture. You will learn in detail about common instrumentation and methods and guidelines for calibrations and measurements that you can use immediately in your daily work. The course is a combination of lectures and practical exercises which - depending on the number of participants - take place in our state-of-the-art humidity laboratory. The course is designed to be highly interactive to enable you to benefit from the experience of the other participants and the presenters.

After the course you will have obtained:
  • Knowledge about concepts for humidity and moisture measurements
  • An understanding of the principles of operation of humidity sensors and their instrumentation, especially dew point mirror meters and impedance based sensors
  • An overview of physical principles, treatment of uncertainties, validation of climatic chambers and issues concerning calibration
  • The insight needed to identify sources of error that affect measurements as well as tips and tricks in order to recognize problems.
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http://www.dti.dk/specialists/measurement-of-humidity-and-moisture/k27665
10/10/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, Dutch edition, Gent, BelgiumThe new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

During this information session:
  • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
  • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
  • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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http://www.nbn.be/en/isoiec-170252017-effective-quality-management-labs
10/15/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Charlotte, North CarolinaThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
10/16/2019Laboratory Quality Management, Auckland, New ZealandThe provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is vital that well documented quality management systems and validated testing procedures are effectively implemented and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff. This three-day course is particularly suited for staff new to a laboratory environment. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2018, the standard used for accrediting laboratories in New Zealand.

Upon completion of the course you will have gained knowledge and an understanding of:
      Quality management concepts and culture The elements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025
      The development & the role of international standards
      Method selection and validation
      Selection, training and supervision of staff
      Equipment management and calibration
      Analytical variation and the uncertainty of measurement
      Test records and reports
      The accreditation process including signatory approval
      The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems.
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http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/laboratory-quality-management
10/21/2019MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology, Everett, WashingtonThis course introduces the student to basic measurement concepts, basic electronics related to measurement instruments and math used in calibration. We will also teach various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment. The student will be competent to make measurements after passing the final exam. Attendees of this course should have a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in plant process maintenance, process calibration or meter calibration is helpful but not required.

Course topics:
  • Introduction to measurement
  • Safety in the cal lab
  • Math for the calibration specialist
  • Basic electronics for metrology
  • Working and secondary standards
  • Lab instrumentation and precautions
  • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
  • Understanding and using instrumentation specifications
  • Important considerations regarding cables, connectors, and adapters
  • What is a "guard" and when to use it
  • Digital multimeters calibration principles
  • Basic thermometry calibration principles
  • Basic pressure calibration methods and techniques
  • Handheld scope calibration considerations and concerns
  • Documentary quality standards and the calibration professional
  • Course exam
    MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology Course Outline (166.1 KB)
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/electrical-calibration-training/met-101-basic-hands-metrology
10/21/2019Advanced Piston Gauge Metrology, Phoenix, ArizonaFocus is on the theory, use and calibration of piston gauges and dead weight testers.

Course topics:
  • Complete Piston Gauge theory including term by term discussion of the pressure equation
  • Review of all Piston Gauge modes and calculation of required mass loads for each
  • How to maintain and calibrate the piston gauge metrological elements
  • History and challenges in traceability of Piston Gauges
  • Determination of effective area by dimensional characterization and crossfloat
  • Hands on crossfloat of gas and hydraulic piston-cylinders
  • Calibration of crossfloating to determine the effective area of piston-cylinders
  • Sources of uncertainty and uncertainty analysis of pressure and effective area
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/pressure-calibration-training/advanced-piston-gauge-metrology
10/21/2019Certified Quality Technician Certification Preparation, Phoenix, ArizonaReinforce your current understanding of the Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Quality Technician Handbook: Second Edition. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

Note: This course is a refresher and, due to time limitations, is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Certified Quality Technician examination.
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http://asq.org/training/certified-quality-technician-certification-preparation-cqtcpasq
10/21/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Phoenix, ArizonaDevelop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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http://asq.org/training/isoiec-170252017-lead-assessor-training-la17
10/22/2019Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United KingdomA three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/dimensional-measurement-training-level-1-measurement-user/
10/22/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
10/22/2019Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Click here to download a course programme.
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
10/23/2019Uncertainty Analysis - Training Course, Aarhus, DenmarkGet the practical and theoretical aspects of ensuring traceability in measurements with emphasis on methods for use and calibration of equipment. Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions and the uncertainty is an assessment of the risk of making wrong decisions. They influence our decisions in quality control, the operation of industrial plant and product sale and purchase and can in this way be directly profit related. Traceability of measurements ensures integrity of the results and that the results will be understood by other people. Calibration is the process that ensures that instruments are accurate and reliable and a part of the process of ensuring that the measurements are traceable. The course covers the practical and theoretical aspects of ensuring traceability in measurements with emphasis on methods for use and calibration of equipment. It will provide you with a set of skills and tools that you can immediately use at your workplace and give you a clear step-by-step approach to uncertainty estimation with practical examples. The course also outlines statistical decision-making. The fundamental concepts are taught by exploring a variety of real world applications and the necessary statistical concepts. There will be a number of theoretical exercises during the course.

After the course you will have obtained:
  • An understanding of the concepts involved in the calculation of measurement uncertainty
  • Skills necessary to calculate measurement uncertainty in a practical and pragmatic manner
  • Knowledge necessary to apply ISO’s Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement successfully at the workplace.
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http://www.dti.dk/specialists/uncertainty-analysis-training-course/k27661
10/24/2019Internal Auditing Best Practices, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 criteria.
Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 8.8) in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 & NIST Handbook 143;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.
Pre-Work:
  • Read ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 8.8 Internal Auditing. Review your laboratory management system Audit policy (quality manual), procedure, and associated forms. Review the most recent internal audit documentation (e.g., audit checklist and objective evidence).
  • Write a short essay describing specific challenges you (or your laboratory) have with operating an internal auditing system and/or specific questions that you hope to address by participating in this learning event.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/10/5576-internal-auditing-best-practices
10/28/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Portland, OregonThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
10/31/2019Thermal Analysis of Petrochemicals describes methods used to characterize petrochemical materials, WebinarIn the webinar titled "Thermal Analysis of Petrochemicals", we describe a number of examples that illustrate how thermal analysis can be used to investigate the physical properties and behavior of petrochemicals.

Petrochemical compounds are derived from crude oil, making this raw material the starting point and basis for very many products. The products include fuels, different kinds of chemicals and practically everything made of plastics. This is why the analysis of petrochemical compounds is so important. More ⇒
http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/thermal-analysis-of-petrochemicals.html
11/2/2019Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd Bristol, United KingdomA three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
Download Course Flyer
More ⇒
http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/dimensional-measurement-training-level-1-measurement-user/
11/3/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Qatar City Centre Rotana Hotel, DohaLearn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
More ⇒
http://www.bsigroup.com/en-AE/Our-services/Training-courses/Laboratory-Accreditation-ISOIEC-17025-training/ISOIEC-17025-Introduction-Implementation-and-Internal-Auditing/
11/4/2019Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, MinnesotaThis course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
Course outline:
The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
The components of a blueprint
  • Line types
  • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
  • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
  • Symbols
  • Border
  • Title block
  • Revision block
  • Notes (general & specific)
Basic drafting conventions
  • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
  • Isometric views
  • Orthographic views
  • Section views
Evaluating a sample part
Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/introduction-to-mechanical-drawings-and-gdt-p-3300633.html
11/4/2019Gas Flow calibration using molbloc/molbox, Phoenix, ArizonaGas Flow Calibration Using molbloc/molbox is a four day training course in the operation and maintenance of a Fluke Calibration molbloc/molbox system. The course’s central objective is to assure optimum system use. Equipment The molsystems used in class examples consist of:
  • molbox1+
  • molbox RFM
  • molbloc-L and molbloc-S, various ranges
  • molstic-L and molstic-S mounting systems
  • MFC switchbox and MFC-CB
  • COMPASS® for Flow calibration software
Devices under test (DUTs), various examples Students are encouraged to bring devices under test or other hardware that will enable them to more closely duplicate the actual application in which their system is used. This course is intended for technicians, managers and engineers that are current or future molsystem users or are responsible for molsystem implementation. The course is frequently attended by potential customers to help them determine an optional molbloc/molbox system configuration for their application.
Course topics:
  • Review of the fundamentals of mass flow measurement
  • Operating theory of molbloc/molbox
  • Detailed use of a molsystem to perform a variety of typical calibration and measurement tasks
  • Proper techniques for test setup, operation and data collection, both manually and with COMPASS®
    More ⇒
http://us.flukecal.com/training/flow-calibration-training/gas-flow-calibration-using-molblocmolbox
11/5/2019Uncertainty of Measurement, Manchester, United KingdomDrawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
Click here to download a course programme. More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
11/5/2019GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, MinnesotaCourse outline:
Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
  • Rule 1 on feature size
  • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
  • Pitch diameter rule
  • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
Linear transformation to GD&T
  • Implications of +/- tolerancing
  • Conversion of square zone to diametral
  • Datums and datum features
Datum precedence
  • Planar datum features
  • Datum features of size
  • Inclined datums
  • Compound datums
  • Datum targets & partial datum features
  • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
  • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
  • 14 geometric symbols
Symbols & definitions
  • Tolerance zones
  • Actual mating envelope
  • Supporting symbology
  • Feature control frames
Single-segment feature control frames
  • Composite feature control frames
  • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
  • Virtual condition principles
  • Simultaneous requirements
  • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
  • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
  • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
  • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
  • Global simplification of GD&T
GD&T boundary comparisons
  • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
  • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/gdt-intermediate-principles-p-3300634.html
11/6/2019Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, MarylandThis course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101
11/7/2019Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, MarylandDuring this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/applied-measurement-uncertainty-for-testing-laboratories-emu-201
11/7/2019GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, MinnesotaCourse outline:
In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
  • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
  • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
  • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
  • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
  • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
  • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
  • Contoured surfaces as datum features
  • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
  • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
  • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
  • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
  • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
  • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
  • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
  • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
  • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
  • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
  • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
  • Statistical tolerancing
  • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/gdt-advanced-applications-p-3300635.html
11/11/2019MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing, Everett, WashingtonIn this five-day Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course, you will learn to configure MET/CAL® software to create, edit, and maintain calibration solutions, projects and procedures. Acquire the knowledge to program more effectively in the MET/CAL® language using all the features of the software. The majority of the class time is spent in hands-on development of MET/CAL® procedures and reports The Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course is designed for cal lab personnel who have hands-on experience with the operation of MET/CAL® software prior to attending the class.

Course topics:
  • Basic operation of MET/CAL® software
  • Adding standards
  • Using non-reference standards
  • Running reports
  • Customizing the run prompts
  • Overview of the Function Selection Codes (FSC)
  • Examples of MATH and LIB FSCs
  • Examples of IEEE, SCPI and PORT FSCs
  • Establishing uncertainty in MET/CAL®software
  • Complete a working procedure for a Fluke handheld DMM
  • Test your procedure using a Fluke calibrator
  • Full results table
  • Examples of uncertainty in a procedure
  • Using Crystal Reports
    MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing Course Outline (190.58 KB)
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/calibration-software-training/mc-206-basic-metcal%C2%AE-procedure-writing
11/12/2019Practical Temperature Calibration, American Fork, UtahA three-day course loaded with valuable principles and hands-on training designed to help calibration technicians and engineers get a solid base of temperature calibration fundamentals. The course material, developed by Fluke calibration experts, is taken from years of technical support experience covering common temperature calibration questions and is based on the techniques used in our world-class calibration laboratories.

Course topics:
  • Accreditation issues
  • Risk Assessment
  • Future changes in temperature traceability
  • Realizing a triple-point of water
  • How to check RTPW
  • How to calibrate a metrology well
  • How to maintain a temperature calibration equipment
    More ⇒
http://us.flukecal.com/training/temperature-calibration-training/practical-temperature-calibration
11/28/2019Thermal Analysis for Safety Evaluation of Chemical Processes in the Chemical Industry, WebinarThis webinar describes the various uses of thermal analysis for safety assessment in the chemical industry. In recent years, a number of serious accidents have occurred in chemical production facilities. Many of these accidents have resulted in severe injuries, or even to the death of plant operators, and have often had a dramatic impact on the local environment. In many cases, thermal runaway reactions were the primary cause of the accidents. An efficient thermal screening system for chemicals and chemical processes is therefore crucial for reducing accidents in the chemical industry. More ⇒http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/safety-studies-using-thermal-analysis.html
12/3/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
Click here to download a course programme.
More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
12/3/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Waltham, MaineThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
12/8/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Dubai, U.A.E.Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
More ⇒
http://www.bsigroup.com/en-AE/Our-services/Training-courses/Laboratory-Accreditation-ISOIEC-17025-training/ISOIEC-17025-Introduction-Implementation-and-Internal-Auditing/
12/9/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Las Vegas, NevadaThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence-ms-111
12/9/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, New Orleans, LouisianaDevelop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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http://asq.org/training/isoiec-170252017-lead-assessor-training-la17
12/10/2019Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United KingdomA four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
  • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
  • To encourage a planning culture
Benefits to the learner
  • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
  • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
  • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
  • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
  • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
Download Course Flyer
More ⇒
http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/dimensional-measurement-training-level-2-measurement-applier/
12/11/2019Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, MarylandIntroduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101 This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101
12/12/2019Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, MarylandDuring this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
More ⇒
http://www.a2la.org/events/applied-measurement-uncertainty-for-testing-laboratories-emu-201
12/12/2019Seminar - Refresher für externe Auditoren, Nürnberg, GermanyRechtliche und Technische Entwicklungen für Auditoren der Normen ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 und ISO 50001 (V8274). Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an externe Umwelt-, Arbeitsschutz- und Energiemanagementauditoren, die ihr Fachwissen auffrischen möchten, im speziellen an DQS Auditoren. Mehr ⇒http://www.concada.de/seminare/seminar/refresher-fuer-externe-auditoren-rechtliche-und-technische-entwicklungen-fuer-auditoren-der-normen-iso-14001-ohsas-18001-iso-45001-und-iso-50001/
12/12/2019Crucibles for Thermal Analysis, WebinarCrucibles for thermal analysis serve as sample holders during thermoanalytical measurements. The right crucible choice is essential for obtaining accurate results and protects the measuring cell against contamination. In addition, sample loading and removal can be performed fully automatically using the sample robot.

High quality crucibles are essential when it comes to the accuracy and repeatability of results; flat bases ensure perfect thermal contact with the sample, minimize the appearance of artifacts and permit optimum heat transfer • even at extremely low temperature gradients. More ⇒
http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/crucibles-for-thermal-analysis.html
12/12/2019METTLER TOLEDO’s Contribution to Lean Laboratory, WebinarThis webinar explains the analogies of lean manufacturing with lean lab and suggests aspects of our instruments that can help you convert your lab into a lean lab. Attending this webinar will give you some ideas how you can use technical aspects of your laboratory equipment and workflows to optimize your processes according to the lean idea. More ⇒http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/lean-laboratory.html
1/14/2020Laboratory Internal Audit, Manchester, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play.
Click here to download a course programme.
More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
2/4/2020Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United KingdomDrawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
Click here to download a course programme.
More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
2/12/2020Preparation for Laboratory Accreditation, UKAS Head Office, Staines, United KingdomThe course covers the key aspects associated with the accreditation process and provides laboratory personnel preparing for accreditation and initial assessment with important information regarding ISO/IEC 17025.
Click here to download a course programme.
More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTExMjY=
3/3/2020ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
Click here to download a course programme.
More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
3/10/2020Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Click here to download a course programme. More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
10/20/2020Time and Frequency Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers the broad range of equipment and techniques used to measure time and frequency and to calibrate time and frequency instruments. Please find the link to the brochure here.
The topics covered include:
     clocks, oscillators and frequency standards
     time scales and international timekeeping
     evaluating the performance of time and frequency standards
     selection of clocks and oscillators to suit applications
     primary standards and traceability
     the Global Positioning System (GPS)
     time and frequency transfer, including TV-sync, GPS and two-way satellite transfer
     computer time and Network Time Protocol
     frequency and time interval measuring instruments
     measurement and analysis techniques for time and frequency calibrations
     estimating measurement uncertainty
More ⇒
http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/time-and-frequency-measurement?variant=41593980547
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