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U.S. National Work Group on Belt-Conveyor Scales (USNWG on BCS)


The USNWG is a group consisting of regulatory officials, device manufacturers, service agents, users of belt-conveyor scale systems, and other stakeholders. The group’s meetings are focused on: improvement of regulatory standards; examination policies and procedures; and the harmonization of U.S. and international standards.


The USNWG will address relevant issues concerning the use, testing, maintenance, and legal metrology requirements regarding belt-conveyor scale systems and associated equipment. This meeting’s agenda will focus largely on proposed changes to the Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems Code in NIST Handbook 44 related to “weigh-belt” systems. A formal agenda is being developed and will be available by January 22, 2013.

To receive a copy of the agenda, please send your contact information to:

John Barton
Email- john.barton@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

This working group meeting is held in conjunction with the National Weighing & Sampling Association (NW&SA) Conference. The USNWG on BCS meeting will convene following the conclusion of the NW&SA Conference on Wednesday afternoon.


Start Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
End Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC
Audience: Industry, Government, Other
Format: Workshop


NIST Office of Weights and Measures


There is no formal registration for the USNWG meeting. Registration information for the NW&SA conference may be found at: http://www.nwsassn.org/.

Registration Contact:

Mr. John Barton,
NIST, Office of Weights and Measures,
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2600,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2600.
Phone: (301) 975-4002
Email: john.barton@nist.gov.

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

Technical Contact:

Mr. John Barton,
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975-4002
Email: john.barton@nist.gov.