In this seminar, we will discuss contact thermometers commonly used in industry for applications that use platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, thermocouples, and liquid-in-glass thermometers.
Lecture topics covered will include:
- Thermometer overview of each type, characteristics, and expected uncertainties;
- Selecting a thermometer for a specific application;
- Creating a calibration uncertainty budget and a temperature measurement uncertainty budget,
- Selecting alternatives to mercury-filled thermometers,
- Calibration techniques and measurement validation methods,
- Alternatives to traditional calendar recall dates for recalibration,
- Statistical process control and maintaining traceability to NIST,
- The step-by-step development of a Scope of Accreditation (e.g. uncertainty budgets) for different temperature calibration services,
- An assessor’s point of view during an on-site technical assessment, and
- Proficiency tests for achieving accreditation.
Laboratory session will include:
- Using an ice melting to check the calibration status of your thermometer
- Determining the uncertainty of a dry-well block calibrator
- Exploring the measurement differences and uncertainties between alternative thermometers
The seminar will begin at 8:00 am Monday, March 14th, 2011 and end 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 16th, 2011.
Greg Strouse and Karen Garrity, NIST Process Measurements Division
Start Date: Monday, March 14, 2011
End Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Measurement Science Conference