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Vehicle Tank & Loading Rack Meters

Purpose:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to conduct an official inspection and test of vehicle-tank and loading-rack meters using the NIST Examination Procedure Outlines for these devices and the current edition of NIST Handbook 44. Students will participate in presentations regarding meter design, operation, and installation and will learn how to calculate and apply corrections to test results to account for the effects of temperature on metered product and proving equipment. This class includes a combination of classroom lecture, participant-centered exercises, and practical application of the material in a field exercise. This course includes a written “pre-examination” and a written final examination. Successful completion of the class requires a passing grade on the final examination as well as attendance and participation in all classroom lectures and practical exercises. In order to be able to independently apply the material taught in this class and attain a proficiency with the material, students must supplement this course with ongoing, practical experience under the close supervision of more experienced officials or service personnel until full competence is demonstrated.

Technology Requirement(s):

Participants should bring a calculator to the training.

Materials & Supplies:

Participants will be provided with a course manual and hard copies of the presentation materials. Participants must bring a current copy of NIST Handbook 44 and a calculator to the class. Attire is business casual for the classroom portions of the class; appropriate attire for vehicle-tank and loading-rack meter inspections is required for the practical exercises in the field. Please contact the instructors with any questions regarding the materials or attire.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants are asked to complete the NIST Self-Study course on NIST Handbook 44 prior to attending the class. The Self-study course is available on-line at http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/lmdg/training-materials.cfm.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion of the class requires a passing grade on the final examination as well as attendance and participation in all classroom lectures and practical exercises.

Cost:

There is no registration fee for this class. However, participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and meals.

Audience:

State and local weights and measures officials and service personnel

Instructor(s):

Tina Butcher,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2196
Email: tina.butcher@nist.gov

Marc Buttler,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4615
Email: marc.buttler@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

NIST/OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled. For more information:

Details:

Start Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
End Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Location: Olympia, WA
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.
5268

Registration:

Register for participation using the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975‑2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272
Email: yvonne.branden@nist.gov

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Security Instructions:

Not applicable

Transportation:

Participant is responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the training event.

Technical Contact:

Marc Buttler,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4615
Email: marc.buttler@nist.gov