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Deceptive Statistics

10/16/2018
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Math is pure and beautiful. Statistics is a branch of math that can be a little fuzzy but are completely necessary to understand measurement concepts. The study of statistics is a core competency of measurement science, and nothing irks me then why the fine folks out there in journalism get a hold of numbers and find ways to try to make sure you don't sleep at night.

Duration:00:10:32

The Impact of 17025:2017 on Customers

10/5/2018
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With the transition to the ISO calibration standard 17025 moving to its newest revision, how will customers of calibration services be impacted?

Duration:00:15:43

On the Cheap

10/4/2018
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Sometimes we don't have the budget to buy the newest calibration toy for a given situation and we need to improvise. I want you to get creative when the need arises, and today I give you a couple of suggestions about how to do exactly that.

Duration:00:16:13

Meter or Miter

9/11/2018
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I know this one might sound crazy, but why do we pronounce the "meter" in the word thermometer differently than we do in the word multimeter? Well, it's all about the "O."

Duration:00:03:53

Temperature Signals

9/5/2018
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Recently, I purchased some RTDs for a project only to receive them in bags marked thermocouples. So many people use the term thermocouple when they mean temperature probe, and this can lead to a lot of confusion for us control type folks.

Duration:00:23:40

Calibration in the Workplace

9/3/2018
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Everywhere I turn I see more and more calibration happening. It's a function of our modern world of outsourcing and suppliers and it is not going away. In fact, it just seems to be growing at an exponential pace. How did it evolve this way, and why?

Duration:00:13:38

Testing is Everywhere

8/31/2018
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On a recent trip to Alexandria, VA is really managed to have my eyes opened to the amazing amount of testing that happens out there in ISO 17025 world. I've always thought of the standard as one that revolves around calibration, but there is so much more.

Duration:00:07:28

Miles to E

8/28/2018
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We all know that miles to "E" thingy on our dashboard lies to us, but by how much. Today, I share my experience with an experiment I did a while back on this topic.

Duration:00:05:52

Process Imporvement

8/23/2018
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Process improvement is super critical, but are you losing the forest because you are focused on the trees? This is where risk management really comes into play. Assessing risk is a key part of process improvement, and together they work as a synergistic pair to make amazing things happen.

Duration:00:13:25

Who Accredits the Accreditors?

8/17/2018
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Accreditation bodies need a standard to work within too. That standard is ISO 17011, and guess what it has been recently revised like so many of the other 170xx standards that we handle these days. What's new? Listen and find out more.

Duration:00:18:06

The Metrology of Time

8/14/2018
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Every wonder why we measure time like we do? How did clocks develop? Why are there 12, 60 minute hours?

Duration:00:14:45

Accreditation is Education

8/10/2018
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Want the best possible education is what is really required for your field, get accredited. When you call in the experts to look over what you do and ask them to give you that certificate that says they have confidence that you know what you are doing, you are going to go through a process that raises your game to a whole new level.

Duration:00:11:01

Decision Matrix

8/9/2018
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Quality Toolkit Thursday, how about a great way to prioritize your plans, try on a decision matrix for size.

Duration:00:14:48

Kitchen Metrology III - Thermometers

8/7/2018
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I've told you to calibrate your kitchen thermometer more than once, today I tell you how. Join me for a quick method to provide yourself with the peace of mind that your kitchen thermometer is reading properly.

Duration:00:15:15

Risk Tolerance and Risk Management

8/4/2018
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Good decision making in the world of quality revolves around understanding risk tolerance because, without it, risk management is meaningless.

Duration:00:15:58

Calibration Strategies

8/3/2018
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Living on the operations side of calibration is a daunting task. One part tactician and two parts scheduling ninja are entry requirements. Today, I share a few tips to help you with your process flow.

Duration:00:16:31

Gage R&R

8/2/2018
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Sometimes Gage R&R can be a bit of a mystery to some folks. What is it? What is it all about? For this Quality Toolkit Thursday, we take a look at the importance of repeatability and reproducibility to any measurement system.

Duration:00:13:06

Do Your Need Accreditation?

7/30/2018
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Sometimes something like accreditation sounds like a good idea on the surface, but the truth is you want it for the wrong reasons. If you want to be an accredited laboratory, you should make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.

Duration:00:14:44

Certified Quality Inspector

7/28/2018
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I've had some questions from folks after they've seen the CCT (Certified Calibration Technician) video about a certification they don't have to wait as long to get. Well, look no further than the CQI, or Certified Quality Inspector program. This will get you an ASQ certification after only two years experience and is a great stepping stone to understanding what it takes to get certified, and eventually become a CCT.

Duration:00:36:52

Putting the Pieces Together

7/27/2018
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Calibration is not a rotisserie chicken, unfortunately, you can just set it and forget it. There are a number of pieces to the puzzle and they all need to fit together for the system to work the way it was intended.

Duration:00:13:53