Training courses that save more than they cost
Training in temperature measurements can be a more lucrative investment than buying new advanced instruments. And when it is time for instrumentation purchases you have got better knowledge to make wise decisions. Thus, we dare promising that the Pentronic course saves much more than its cost.
Lately we all have learned that a very little difference of temperature can cause enormous consequences. The global temperature just needed to increase some tenths of a degree C to make the arctic ice masses start melting. This shows the importance of precision at temperature measurements. The global heating is so small that it would vanish in the normal measurement errors of the industry.
It highlights how important it is to know how and what you are measuring and your ability to evaluate the results correctly. Pentronic's training courses improve your ability to measure and to evaluate the results.
This knowledge can be turned into reducing whole degrees of measurement errors which in turn creates bases for better product quality, less production faults and reduced costs in your business.
ST1 - Traceable temperature measurement 1
The original training course at Pentronic
The first course went in 1991 and has, over the years, been adapted to meet today's knowledge requirements.
The course is for those who are looking for a basic education in traceable temperature measurement. No formal basic knowledge is required. The training begins with a review of different measurement methods, continues with practical laboratory exercises in calibration and sources of measurement errors in order to be summarized in an analysis of the measurement uncertainty.
The training is going on for two days and you always have access to supervisors and the opportunity to discuss your own questions about measurement. After these two days you know where to find the problems and the realistic level of accuracy of your measurements.
- Law of nature that govern sensor installations
- Thermocouples, characteristics and sources of errors
- Resistance thermometers (Pt100 / 1000), characteristics and sources of errors
- Practical use of IR pyrometers
- Calibration methods and quality assurance
- Seven practical laboratory exercises
- Traceability and measurement uncertainty practically applied to three of the training exercises.
- The course is finished by visiting Pentronic's manufacturing department for sensors.
After the training course
In conclusion, you will receive a certificate, a proof of your newly acquired competence and a merit in your work. The course fee includes extensive documentation that also serves as a reference work in temperature measurement and calibration. You will receive the measurement uncertainty protocols immediately after the training course via e-mail and can thus begin to analyze your own measurements
ST2 - Traceable temperature measurement 2
ST2 was created to handle the follow-up questions that arose from the course ST1. ST2 is a more in-depth treatment of topics in the basic course with the emphasis on calibration and measurement uncertainty.
"Traceable temperature measurement 2" is for you who have previously taken ST1 or have corresponding knowledge. It lasts for three days, one day of which is dedicated to the accredited calibration laboratory.
There will be time to discuss your measurement problems in the group or individually with the course leader.
- Heat transfer with example
- Advanced study of resistance thermometers and instruments
- More about thermocouples with practical cases
- The entire traceability chain, from fix point to measurement in field, is realized with laboratory work in Pentronic's accredited laboratory
- Measurement with and calibration of IR radiation pyrometer
- Background to and calculation of measurement uncertainty according to the GUM method
Customer specific trainings
Are your measuring problems internal affairs, have you trouble being away from the location or are several persons to be trained at the same time?
The solution is a training course at your location. Pentronic has the ability to perform the regular course or tailor a course for your needs and we bring the necessary training equipments. We are experienced of both ways, for large or small groups. Also in English language.
The training material can be the equipment used by the department or used in the process of the company, completed with equipment from Pentronic if necessary. The result will be new know-how that directly could be applied in your own work. Through the years Pentronic has trained technicians at many wellknown companies of the Scandinavian countries.
Our Academy Team
Trainer, Michael Steiner
Sales engineer with the past at Pentronic's accredited calibration laboratory since 1994, during which he was responsible for calibration of IR pyrometers for a period. Working today to solve measurement-technical problems
Administrator, Camilla Gustafsson
Market support at Pentronic since 2017. Manages the courses from start to finish and takes care of notifications, answers questions and ensures that the course documentation is of the latest version.
Trainer, Jonas Bertilsson
Started at Pentronic in 1990 in the accredited temperature calibration laboratory. Today, he works as a sales engineer near Pentronic's customers and participates in the development of customer-specific temperature sensors.