NPL Temperature Measurement & Calibration

A TWO/THREE DAY COURSE – 4 to 6 October 2010

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Teddington, UK — This course is concerned with temperature measurement and calibration, covering the range -200 ??C to 2950 ??C, it will concentrate on those methods of measurement which are of greatest technological and industrial importance.

A two day Humidity Measurement and Calibration course on 7 – 8 October also is scheduled to run after the Temperature Measurement and Calibration course. One may register for both courses at the same time on the registration form.

The courses will be suitable for technicians and technical managers closely concerned with temperature measurement and calibration, and will broadly follow the pattern established in previous courses.

The lectures will cover the necessary background to the subject and full course notes will be provided. However, the emphasis will be on practical aspects of temperature measurement, calibration and traceability, with most of the time being spent in laboratories.

The course will open with an introductory session on temperature scales and standards, including a r??sum?? of the International Temperature Scale of 1990, ITS-90, and the three most important measurement techniques.

The laboratory sessions will be concerned with fixed points, resistance thermometers, thermocouples, radiation thermometers and thermal imaging. These will be supplemented by lectures in calibration techniques, uncertainties, traceability and accreditation.

The optional third day will provide opportunities for more in-depth training and ???hands-on??? experience of some of the calibration techniques used in the laboratory.

The course will be given by members of the NPL Thermal Metrology Team and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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From the Course Flyer:

Temperature is one of the most important of all physical quantities in industry. Its measurement plays a key part in quality and process control, in the efficient use of energy and other resources, in condition monitoring and in health and safety.

There are few material properties of technological or engineering importance which do not depend on temperature to a greater or lesser extent.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology.

NOTE: This course has been endorsed by the Institute of Physics (IOP):

  • If you are a member of the IOP, you will receive a 10% discount on the course fee
  • CPD points will be awarded on this course at a rate of 3 per hour