Training program

Accompanying training program is held on “Legal Metrology Applications” on 14-17 December 2015

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Workshop on Legal Metrology Application
Doha, 15-17 Dec. 2015

1- Workshop Objective

Measurement plays a vital underpinning role in any country ensuring a stable and prosperous society. Confidence in measurement is necessary for fair local trade, consumer protection and international commodity trading

This training workshop is designed to give delegates a comprehensive understanding of selected aspects of legal metrology theory and practice. It focuses on the balanced transfer of basic knowledge in legal metrology in theory and practice.

2- Learning Outcomes
Delegates will leave the course having acquired the following:

• Course workbooks and agenda from GSO
• Supporting documents such as Good Practice Guides in their own specific areas of interest.
• An understanding of the operation of an established National Measurement Institute.
• An appreciation of the underpinning importance of applying a measurement strategy to legal metrology applications.
• A network of contact points for legal Metrology experts to provide ongoing support
• A certificate of attendance, endorsed by GSO.

3- Course Duration
3 days workshop

4- Who Should Attend?

The Workshop is designed for those interested in metrology from industry, academia and the metrology community. The training course will also benefit officers or those associated with officers of national metrology organisations that are already working in the field, but wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of legal metrology or those who are responsible for national metrology legislation.

5- Workshop Agenda

Day 1

• Ethical approach for Verification Officers
• Non Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI)
• Subsequent Verification and Service Inspection
• Test Equipment
• Visual inspection
• Metrological characteristics, i.e. accuracy class, Min, Max, e, d;
• identification of modules if applicable
• Prescribed inscriptions and positions for verification and control marks.
• Location and conditions of use
• Tests
Errors of indication
Accuracy of zero-setting and tare devices
Eccentric loading
Tilt in case of mobile instruments
Sensitivity of non-self-indicating instruments
Weighing test using substitution material
Price computing
Conformity of printed information
Remote indicating device

Day 2

• Fuel Dispensers
• Test equipment
• Tests
• Zero setting
• Interlock
• Anti-drain valve
• Hose dilation
• Test for error
• Maximum permissible error
• Repeatability
• Gas separator (Parts 1 and 2) Low level cut off valve (Part 3)
• Temperature compensating devices
• Price computation
• Remote indicating device/console
• Conformity of printed information
• Preset
• Non-resettable totalizer

On site inspection

Day 3

• Average Quantity Inspection
• Labelling requirements for pre–packaged goods
• Tare procedures
• Outline of examination procedure
• Random Sampling
On site reference test.
Closing ceremony

6- Important Requirements:

Class 3 digital scales (1 for every 4 attendees)
Test weights 10 mg to 15 kg (1 set for every 4 attendees)
100 kg of test weights
Weighing instrument 100 kg (or greater) – practising use of substation material.
Site where we can test Fuel dispensers. E.g. Petrol station or fuel dispenser servicing company with a fuel dispenser set up for testing on a test bed.
Test measures
A pre-packaging site where we can carry out an average quantity inspection. Ideally we would want to take packages off the packaging line at random over 1 hour.




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