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Date(s): 7 August 2017;
Times: The day begins at 9am (registration and coffee from 8.30 am) and ends at approximately 5pm.
Venue(s): Alan MacDiarmid Centre - Lower Hutt;
Cost: $895 + GST. Includes tuition, lunch, refreshments, and study materials.
Contact: Greg Reid

Course overview

CANCELLED for 2017 - enquiries still welcome

There are increasing demands on laboratories to demonstrate quality assurance in their measurements. This course provides training to assist laboratory personnel to meet these demands.

Density measurement is used in wide variety of applications ranging from process monitoring to laboratory analysis. Reliable density measurements can only be assured through an understanding of:

• factors that can influence the measurement, and
• the need for ongoing checks and calibration.

This course introduces density measurement and provides useful frameworks and concepts while emphasising practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in your own organisation.

The course is suitable for those with or without previous experience in density measurement.

Programme Outline

The course is highly interactive to enable you to benefit from the experience of other participants and the presenter. There will be a number of hands-on sessions to develop practical skills.

Participants will learn how to:

• Use and maintain hydrometers
• Use and maintain digital density meters
• Calibrate a hydrometer
• Calculate measurement uncertainty
• Understand and apply information from specifications and calibration certificates
• Select suitable instruments for density measurements
• Meet the requirements for traceability and quality standards

Presenter Profile

Greg Reid has worked as a mass and density metrologist at the Measurement Standards laboratory for 8 years. His work includes calibration of hydrometers, density standards, volumetric glassware, weights and balances from the ‘state-of-the-art level (about 1 in 100 million) to those used in trade and industry (about 0.1%). His current research interests include the automation of mass comparisons.

Chris Sutton has over 25 years experience in mass, density and pressure metrology. He is a regular presenter of MSL training workshops, author of several MSL Technical Guides, technical expert for IANZ assessments of Metrology and Calibration laboratories and a member of IANZ's Professional Advisory Committee for Metrology and Calibration. His current research interests include; the watt balance for replacing the current artefact kilogram and pressure balances as pressure standards. Chris is currently Chair of the Working Group on the dissemination of the kilogram of the international Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities.

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