OAS SIM Project July 2005-November 2006

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					     OAS SIM Project
July 2005-November 2006
          SIM GA
          Ottawa
      September 2007
      Components and Activities
• Activity I – Technical Aspects – Measurements,
  comparisons, pilot studies, training and
  seminars
  –   1.1 Chemical Metrology
  –   1.2 Physical Metrology
  –   1.3 Communications
  –   1.4 Legal Metrology
• Activity II – Public and Social Awareness –
  Training, workshops and seminars
  – 2.1 Annual Awareness Seminar
  – 2.2 Sub-regional Workshops and Seminars
  – 2.3 Communications and Outreach
    Activity 1.1 Chemical Metrology
                          U.S. Coordination
•   Chemical Metrology Meeting [6 participants plus 12 observers] Peru June 2005
    – Uncertainty in Chemical Measurements (24 Participants)
    – Workshop on Critical Evaluation of pH Comparison Results (24 participants)
    – Workshop on Critical Evaluation of Electrolytic Conductivity Comparisons (24 part’s)
•   Chemical Metrology for Society (Trinidad and Tobago October, 2005)
    – Workshop on Critical Evaluation of Cholesterol II Results
    – Workshop on Critical Evaluation of Toxic Metals in Sea Food Results
    – Workshop on CMC Preparation and Evaluation
    – Chemical Metrology Working Group Business Meeting (T&T October, 2005)
•   International Seminar on Chemical Metrology Uruguay May, 2006 (23 attendees)
    – Chemical Measurement Proficiency Assessment Comparison Study
    – Participants analyzed Vitamins, Fatty Acids and Elements in nutritional supplement
    – Regional review and submission of SIM Cycle VII CMC claims
•   PAHs Sediment (22 participants) Brazil September 2006
•   CMC prep review (21 participants) Brazil September 2006
•   Chemical Metrology WG (24 participants) Brazil September 2006
    – Proficiency Assessment Comparison initiated
•   Results
    – 15 NMIs regular participants in SIM Chemical intercomparison studies
    – 7 SIM countries participate in CCQM
    – 4 SIM countries have chemical CMCs in BIPM KCDB
       Activity 1.2 Physical Metrology
                        Uruguay Coordination
•   Workshop on Acoustics and Vibrations at INMETRO, Brazil August 2005 (5 participants)
•   The Inter-regional group of Photometry and Radiometry Paris, October 2005. (1 participant)
•   Time and Frequency in Paraguay, December 2005 (38 participants)
•   CARIMET Seminars on Length and Calibration Management, T&T October 2006
•   SIM Participation in Regional Metrology Organizations – Regional Accreditation Bodies, Paris,
    March 2006
•   Metrology Working Group on Flow Mexico, May 15th
•   SIM (EM WG) participation in Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM),
    July 2006, Italy
•   Acoustics Ultrasonic’s and Vibrations (AUV) working group Canada July 2006
•   Metrology Symposium in Mexico – Time and Frequency Paper presented Mexico, October 2006
•   Flow WG Meeting, Mexico, October 2006 (9 participants)
•   EM WG/Workshop Use of Multifunction Calibrators for Medium Accuracy (17 participants), Mexico
    October 2006
•   WG on Mass and related quantities (Brazil September 2006)
     – Jamaica and Panama now participating in BIPM CMC related activities
•   Calibration of Hydrometers workshop (Mexico, November 2006 - 20 participants)
•   Measurement of torque (Peru, November 2006 - 10 participants)
•   Measurement Comparisons are ongoing in the following fields:
     – Temperature: SIM Key Comparison, 11 countries are participating.
     – AUV completed
     – Electricity and Magnetism: Comparisons in Electrical Resistance, and Capacitance
     – Force: Results sent for publication.
     Activity 1.3 Communications
                 U.S. Coordination
• To enhance communication capabilities and foster
  international cooperation and trade between members of
  the OAS through the SIM time and frequency
  comparison network. The network is expected to
  eventually grow to include all SIM laboratories who
  maintain a national time and frequency standard. It
  allows all participating nations to see at a glance how
  close their national time standard is to the time
  standards of other participating
• Includes: U.S., Mexico, Canada, Panama, Brazil, Costa
  Rica and Columbia
• Paper presented at 2006 Metrology Symposium hosted
  by CENAM
      Activity 1.4 Legal Metrology
               Mexico Coordinating
• Legal Metrology/Petroleum Measurement, T&T October
  2005 (31 participants)
• Natural gas seminar for SURAMET and ANDIMET
  March 2006, Argentina (7 countries)
• Legal Metrology Course (distance learning – broadcast
  from Mexico to Columbia) December 2005
• Course on gasoline dispenser metering, Brazil
  September 2006 (Physical and Legal Metrology)
• 2 workshops on calibrations of Sphygnomanometers
  Chile, November 2006 (14 participants/8 countries) and
  Costa Rica, November 2006 (8 participants/5 countries)
    Activities 2.1/2.2: Awareness/Human
            Resource Development
                       Mexico Coordinating

•   TC, Council and Coordinators meeting Washington (NCSLI) August 2005
•   Annual Awareness Seminar (CA) T&T October 2005 (28 SIM member states)
•   Sub-Regional, in conjunction with Chemistry activities, T&T October 2005
•   Sub-regional, in conjunction with T&F activity, Paraguay November 2005
•   PDC/SIM-PTB PH and Electrolytic Conductivity Germany, March 2006 (16
    participants)
•   PDC Planning meeting, June 2006 Mexico
•   Sub-regional in conjunction with Natural Gas Workshop – Argentina March
    2006
•   Annual Awareness Seminar (GA) Brazil, September 2006 (24 SIM member
    states)
•   WG Meeting for Flow (Mexico, October 2006), EM (Brazil September 2006),
    Mass and related quantities Mexico, 2006 coordinated HR Development
    activities
•   On-line training – Workplace training
•   Council and Coordinators Meeting, USA August 2006 (NCSLi)
      Activity 2.3 Communications and
       Outreach Uruguay Coordinating
• Website,INFOSIM, Outreach-Publicity and
  Promotion
• Support for SIM representatives
  –   NCSLI (Booth) August 2005 Washington
  –   NCSLI (Booth) August 2006 Nashville
  –   RMO/RAB Meeting Paris March 2006
  –   JCRB Meeting September 2005 (Paris), April 2006
      and 2006 (Paris)
• InfoSim: Published November 2006 (Mexico)