Humidity and Moisture Calibration Workshop

Training course

This practical one-day course will introduce you to humidity generation, calibration and measurement, along with the conceptual framework for understanding the various limitations in humidity measurements.

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Overview

Humidity is often a critical measurement. For example, in the export of food there is an increasing risk of products being rejected or spoilt through inadequate humidity control during storage or transit. Humidity is the second most important parameter, after temperature, to be considered in the product cycle. Poor humidity control can lead to poor quality, poor shelf life or weight loss, as well as poor energy usage.

  

Cost $895 + GST earlybird

EARLY BIRD RATES apply until 30 June 2019. From 1 July $945 + GST.

 

Presenters

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Ross Mason

Research Technician | Temperature and Humidity

Ross began work in the Physics and Engineering Laboratory of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research as a Science Technician. After two years' training he was assigned to the new Remote Sensing Section helping to develop Aerial Multispectral Camera systems and co-patenting the Eight Channel Hand Held Radiometer that was also purchased by NASA and flew in the Space Shuttle.

In 1976 he was awarded a Commonwealth Technicians' Travel Award and spent twelve months at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing in Ottawa. At the conclusion of the year he and his wife, Kris, cycled across Canada and the USA to Vancouver.

In 1981 he spent 12 months at Scott Base working in the Science Laboratory monitoring the Earth’s Magnetic field and seismometry that included the Mt Erebus Seismic Survey.

In 1985 Ross left DSIR and worked for Biolab Scientific as a Service Technician. He was trained in NMR servicing at Varian in Palo Alto, California. In 1990 Ross took on the job of Domestic Engineer caring for three daughters under 6 years of age and returned to MSL in 1999, joining the Temperature and Humidity Teams. He has assisted in building Humidity Standards into the standards system, assisted in building and commissioning the Johnson noise thermometer, developed expertise in small temperature controlled systems based on heat pipe technology, developed humidity generators, run humidity training courses, built fixed-point cells, and developed direct current power supplies for fixed-point furnaces and thermocouple scanners.

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Jeremy Lovell-Smith

Principal Research Scientist | Temperature and Humidity

Jeremy was brought into the Measurement Standards Laboratory in 1997 to establish the national humidity standard and quickly developed links with industry and other research organisations with a survey of NZ needs, and with his peers in other national humidity laboratories, through a survey of their calibration laboratories and practice. With the help of his colleague Ross Mason, Jeremy opened MSL’s humidity laboratory in 2000 and since then the laboratory has provided NZ and overseas users with state-of-the-art humidity calibrations over a wide range of humidity and temperature, ensuring where possible that the performance of the instrument under calibration is tested under the full range of conditions under use. Since 2002, Jeremy and Ross have provided numerous humidity training workshops in the main centres.

Following his attendance at the 3rd International Symposium for Humidity and Moisture (1998) in London, Jeremy has been active in the international humidity community through conference presentations, journal publications, membership of international committees (of CIPM.CCT, APMP.T and IAPWS), and international collaborations. He was technical co-chair (humidity and moisture) for the Joint ISHM-TEMPMEKO 2010 conference in Slovenia and guest editor for the International Journal of Thermophysics. He is a co-founder of the New Zealand Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (NZAPWS), and is a member of the SCOR/IAPSO/IAPWS Joint Committee on Seawater.

Jeremy has been a technical expert for several IANZ accredited laboratories in New Zealand and for NMIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Outline

The Course is Suitable For:

The course is relevant to any personnel who use or check relative humidity, dew point or other hygrometers as part of laboratory testing, plant installation or monitoring and maintenance tasks. Staff involved in laboratory accreditation and QA programmes will find it especially useful.

Course Qualification:

Students will receive a course attendance certificate.

General Programme and Learning Outcomes:

The course focuses on the use, care and calibration of thermometers. Topics include:

  • Humidity concepts and definitions
  • Methods of humidity measurement
  • Selection and use of hygrometers
  • Humidity generation and standards
  • Calibration and traceability
  • Recommended practices

Date and Venue

16 August 2019

Auckland

Jet Park Conference Centre
63 Westney Road
Mangere
Auckland

  • Parking available
  • Free airport Shuttle

Course Times

  • 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

Catering includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.  Please indicate dietary requirements on the registration form. 

 

 

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