NOTE: All Webinars are Free for Active Members -  for the code please email info@ncsli.org or call 303-440-3339

Introduction to ILAC P10 Policy for Traceability of Measurement Results and P14 Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration

Dec. 15, 2020 - This course introduces the participants to these two important documents from the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). These policy documents are applied by Accreditation Bodies when implementing their accreditation schemes for Calibration and Testing Laboratories. The participants will review the requirements outlined in these documents and discuss recent revisions to these documents and the potential impact to accredited laboratories and their customers.

On Demand Sessions

NOTE: All On Demand Webinars are Free for Active Members - please email info@ncsli.org for the code or call 303-440-3339

SIM Seminario Web

  • Gestión del riesgo de acuerdo con la ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (¿cómo interpretar la gestión del riesgo?)
  • Metrología en química en la medición de la eficiencia de los dispositivos de protección respiratoria (DPR)
  • TERMOMETRÍA INFRARROJA Y COVID-19

Got Covid Cal Interval extension challenges?

Has the Covid pandemic resulted in longer turnaround times in your calibration lab, either as the lab manager or as a user with instruments due for calibration? Have you considered or felt driven to temporarily extend Cal intervals? If so, how much instrument accuracy do you risk with extended Cal intervals? How will extensions affect instrument users, calibration labs, and accreditation?

Force Calibration


Part 1: Force Calibration How to Help Your Customers by Providing Better Force Measurements
Part 2: Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems

A Global Effort to Digitize Metrology

Have you heard of the digital quality infrastructure? The Digital SI? Digital calibration certificates (DCCs)? Cubyt? NCSLI's measurement information infrastructure (MII) initiative? These and other globally scattered initiatives will all help upgrade our industry from Metrology 2.5 to Metrology 4.0 by automating our remaining manual systems via networked digital measurement data.

Metrology Software Meets Model-Driven Engineering

Most of the metrology software we used today was developed by the manufacturer in an effort to help sell their hardware, making metrology software highly segregated and harder to maintain as regulatory requirements and technologies change.  As we move into Industry 4.0 and the Internet-Of-Things (IoT) these changes are going to come at an even faster pace, making it even harder to maintain and support code.

Discussion on the Standard Occupational Classification - Calibration Technologists and Technicians

The webinar will list the various responsibilities included in the occupational description, attempt to define what training for those responsibilities might include, and explore opportunities for various organizations to contribute to a multi-faceted training program. As each responsibility is investigated, it will be clear that no single organization or educational institution can deliver all that is required to properly define and train a Calibration Technologist or Technician. A subsequent question is that, if this training is properly defined and reasonably easy to deliver, will anyone be interested in it?

The Pharmaceutical Cold Chain - From Manufacturing to Distribution

Many regulated biopharmaceutical products are temperature sensitive, requiring that a consistent temperature range be maintained from manufacturing, to storage, to distribution to patients. This is commonly referred to as the “biopharmaceutical cold chain.” Safe and effective treatments require consistency across the entire product manufacturing and distribution cycle, due to the temperature-sensitive nature of many biopharma ingredients.

Uncertainty for Technicians

Part 1 – What is this uncertainty thing anyway?
Part 2 – Putting some certainty in your uncertainty budgets
Part 3 – So I calculated my uncertainty, now what?

Uncertainties for Dry Block Calibrators

Dry blocks or dry wells are commonly used instruments to provide a stable and uniform temperature source for temperature calibration. In addition to being a temperature source, dry wells are sometimes used as the temperature standard for the calibration. Regardless of how the dry well is being used, it is critical to understand the errors and uncertainties associated with the use of the dry well. This training will focus on the various types of uncertainties and the methods used to determine the uncertainty contributions when using a dry well. Sample uncertainties budgets will also be shown and explained.

Decision Rule – ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements and Examples of Implementation

It has been more than two years since the 2017 revision of ISO/IEC 17025 went into effect. One of the more significant changes in the standard are several requirements associated with the decision rule, which is defined in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as a “rule that describes how measurement uncertainty is accounted for when stating conformity with a specified requirement.” Many calibration and testing laboratories still wrestle with implementation of these requirements. This 2-part webinar will discuss various aspects of the decision rule.

Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Session 1: What do all those letters, numbers, and symbols mean? GD&T Basics
Session 2: Nothing is Perfectly Round & Nothing is Perfectly Flat! Form and Orientation Tolerances
Session 3:Position, Runout, and Go/No-Go Gauges.

Theory and Operation of Dry-Block Temperature Calibrators

This course will describe the construction, evolution, and practical use of dry-block temperature calibrators. This will include the basic design, the added features that are bringing later generations closer to the precision of calibration baths, and how they should be used as well as common misuses.