This Course is Designed For:

 Aviation Maintenance Engineers;
 Department of Trade Technical Team Members;
 Design Engineers;
 Dynamic Metrology.
 Engineering Managers;
 Instrumentation and Control Engineers;
 International Laboratory Standard Setters;
 Legal Metrologists;
 Legal Metrology Enforcement Officers;
 Machine Operators;
 Machinists;
 Manufacturing Engineers;
 Measurement Specialists;
 Mechanical Engineers;
 Metrologists, Generally;
 Metrology Technicians;
 National Air Force Technical Training Managers;
 National Metrology Laboratory Co-ordinators;
 National Physics Laboratory Employees;
 Officials of Department of Commerce;
 Physics Laboratory Metrologists;
 Precision Engineers;
 Process Engineers;
 Quality Control Inspectors;
 Quality Specialists;
 Trading Standards Enforcers;
 Quality Inspectors;
 Weights and Measures Inspectors;
 Quality Engineers and Technicians;
 Quality Managers;
 Regional Metrology Laboratory Directors;
 Scientific Laboratory Assistants;
 Scientific Laboratory Directors;
 Technology Educators;
 Testers;
 Weights and Measures Specialists;
 All others desirous of enhancing their knowledge, skills and expertise in Calibrating Temperature Measuring Instruments and Calibrators.

Course Duration: 15 Days

Part 1 – Temperature Measurement Principles

 Thermistors and their Function;
 The Principles of Thermistors as Temperature Sensors;
 Practical Applications of Thermistors;
 Temperature Measurement as an Issue for Metrologists;
 SI and Units;
 Primary Standards;
Part 2 – Thermometer Types and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) (1)

Types of Thermometers
 Contact Thermometers
 Non-Contact Thermometers

Contact Thermometers
 Contact Liquid-in-glass Thermometers;
 Contact Electrical Thermometers.

Part 3 – Thermometer Types and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) (2)

Non-Contact Thermometers
 Infra-Red Radiation Thermometers
 Use of Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers Between Fixed Points, and Varied Range Points on ITS-90;
 Exploring Temperature Range, from the Triple Point of Hydrogen, at 13.8033 K, to the Freezing Point of Silver, at 961.78 °C;
 Exploring Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers (SPRTs);

Part 4: Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) Compared with Thermocouples and Thermistors.

 Thermocouples: Their Properties, Use and Limitations;
 Thermistor Types;
 Thermistor Output Circuits;
 Thermistors’ Value
 Thermistors’ Suitability for Use;
 Limitations of Thermistors’ Use in Thermometry;

Part 5 – Calibration of Temperature Measuring Instruments

 Exploring Temperature Calibration;
 Multifunction Calibrator;
 Output Drift;
 Burden Current;
 Compliance Voltage;
 Protection;
 Output Noise;
 Process Calibrator.

Part 6 – High-Precision Temperature Measuring Instrument Calibration: Field, Laboratory and Fixed-Point Temperature Calibration (1)

Field Temperature Calibration
 Industrial or Portable Temperature Calibration;
 Thermometers Being Tested Outside of A Laboratory Environment,
 Aiming at Temperature Accuracies of 5 °C to 0.5 °C;
 Calibrating Using Dry-Wells;
 Calibrating with Metrology Wells;
 Using Micro-Baths;
 Using Ir Targets;
 Using Other Portable Heat Sources for Temperature Calibration.

Part 7 – High-Precision Temperature Measuring Instrument Calibration: Field, Laboratory and Fixed-Point Temperature Calibration (2)
Laboratory or Secondary Temperature Calibration:
 Calibration of Reference-Grade PRT or PT-100,
 Precision Thermistors,
 Noble-Metal Thermocouples.
 Ultra-stable Temperature Baths;
 Uniform Temperature
 Horizontal Furnaces (for the High Temperatures needed by Thermocouples);
 SPRT Reference Thermometers;
 high-accuracy thermometer readouts.
 Towards Temperature Calibration Accuracies of 0.5 °C to 0.02 °C.

Part 8 – High-Precision Temperature Measuring Instrument Calibration: Field, Laboratory and Fixed-Point Temperature Calibration (3)

Fixed-Point or Primary Temperature Calibration;
 Using Fixed-Point Cells for Temperature Calibration,
 Using Triple Point of Water,
 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) temperature Range Selection;
 Using Noble-Metal Thermocouples to 0.001 °C Calibration Accuracy
 Industrial Temperature Calibration.

Part 9 – Temperature Calibration Uncertainty (1)

 Deconstructing Measurement Uncertainty;
 Distinguishing Measurement Error from Uncertainty of Measurement;
 Methods for Determining Measurement Uncertainty;
 Expressing Uncertainty of Measurements;
 The Monte Carlo Method That Is Used to Assess Uncertainty;
 The Effect of the Environment On Temperature Measurement Uncertainty,
 The Effect of Air Pressure On the Temperature Measurement Uncertainty.

Part 10 – Temperature Calibration Uncertainty (2)

 Using an External Reference Sensor for the Calculation of the Uncertainty of Temperature Calibration;
 Deconstructing Metrology Wells;
 Uncertainty of Metrological Wells;
 Uncertainty of the Reference Thermometer Inputs of Metrological Wells;
 Axial Uniformity of Metrological Wells and its Implications for Temperature Calibration.

We offer very attractive discount for groups of 3 and more people, from the same organisation, taking the same course. This discount is between ten percent (10%) and thirty three percent (33%), depending on the group size. Even with these discounts, we can also deliver courses for groups in the country of your choice.

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