Measurement, Uncertainty and Calibration Workshop
This course gives a broad high-level overview of measurement and calibration principles, and calculation of uncertainty. The course is designed for experienced technical staff making, reporting, designing, or auditing measurements. It is especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration.
Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions influencing quality, plant operation, and product sale and purchase.
Measurement traceability ensures integrity of measurement results, and that the results will be understood by other people.
Uncertainty in measurement enables an assessment of the risk, the likelihood of making poor decisions based on the measurement.
Calibration is the process that ensures measuring instruments are accurate and reliable.
By the end of the day you should be able to design a complete technical procedure for a calibration or other measurement, including a complete uncertainty analysis.
Distinguished Scientist | Temperature and Humidity
Peter has been working at MSL since 1993 in the area of radiation thermometry, carrying out research in both metrological radiation thermometry and industrial applications. He has worked as a visiting researcher for eight months at IMGC (now INRiM) in Italy, where he investigated the application of CCD cameras to radiation thermometry.
Peter has published more than 70 papers and articles on radiation-thermometry-related topics, and is author of the book Radiation Thermometry: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petrochemical Industry. He won the NZ Royal Society Cooper Medal in 2004 for research he carried out in understanding the physical basis of equations used in the calibration of radiation thermometers. He represents New Zealand on the CIPM’s Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT) is an active member of the CCT Working Group on Non-Contact Thermometry.
Scientific highlights for Peter include work on: the size-of-source effect in radiation thermometers, the measurement of non-linearity using a combinatorial technique, analysis of a double-wavelength technique for measuring thermodynamic temperature, calibration equations for radiation thermometers and uncertainty propagation, and reflection errors in industrial radiation thermometry.
Peter is a technical expert for many IANZ accredited thermometry laboratories in New Zealand.
The Course is Suitable For
Anyone making or designing measurements, but especially designed for staff operating under ISO 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
General Programme and Learning Outcomes
- Definitions of measurements
- Reporting measurements and measurement scales
- Making sense of measurements
- Type A and Type B uncertainty assessments
- Combining and propagating uncertainty
- Calibration and measurement capability
- Calibration principles
- Design of technical procedures
- Calibration reports
- The SI system
The day will finish with a joint calibration exercise that will show how all of the topics relate to the design and execution of a technical procedure.
Students will receive a course attendance certificate.
Date and Venue
To be scheduled
Ellerslie International Hotel and Conference Centre
2 Wilkinson Road
- Parking available
- 25 mins drive from Auckland airport
- 8:30am - 9:00am
Welcome tea and coffee
- 9:00am - 5:00pm
All courses commence at 9:00am sharp. All courses are expected to end by 5:00pm unless otherwise noted in the registration page.
Catering includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. Please indicate dietary requirements on the registration form.