ptguru's podcast show

ptguru's podcast

Summary: In this podcast, we talk about concepts in metrology and measurement. We focus on calibration and measurement uncertainty.


 Bits of Paper or Data Bits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:31

In today's PodCast I reminisce about an old friend of mine, the paper chart recorder and how it has been replaced by data acquisition systems.

 Backyard Metrology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:08

Just another little rant from the kitchen of a metrologist who also happens to be a foodie. 

 Starting from Scratch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:22

Coming up with a new measurement can be a challenge. In today's episode, I talk about some starting points to get you up and measuring fast.

 Managing an In House Calibration Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:49

Do you manage an in-house calibration program? I have a number of times, today we look at some of the challenges of doing so.

 The 7 Quality Tools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

There are a large number of quality tools out there to help solve problems. In today's PodCast, I talk about the big seven in the world of quality for a Quality Tool Time Thursday.

 Gas Meters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:37

Staying safe in an enclosed environment can be a challenge. One of the best tools to help someone stay safe is a personal gas monitor. Today, I talk some of the things these devices monitor, and what they mean.

 Metrology at Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:19

In today's edition of the PodCast, we look at some places where a little metrology know how can improve measurements in the home.

 pH | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:28

Today, let's talk about pH and what it means and how we can go about measuring it.

 Calibration MVP | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:47

We are not talking about your most valuable player here today. In the technology world, MVP means minimum viable product. Today I discuss a strategy that many calibration labs use to bring a product to market. 

 Calibration for Safety's Sake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:46

Sometimes a calibration lab is faced with instrumentation that is used to protect lives. Today, I talk about some of those items and why they should be looked at well beyond calibration.

 Process Mapping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:47

Quality tool time!! The process map is a vital instrument in anybody's quality toolkit. In today's PodCast, I lay out all the steps to create one and give you some basics about the issues that a process map can reveal.

 Stopwatches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:32

The timing instrument of choice in many situations is the tried and true stopwatch. Today, I talk about them and describe a couple of easy calibration methods that you can use to perform these calibrations yourself. Do try this at home!!

 Process Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:11

Ever wonder how you oven actually controls temperature? This is one of the core concepts in process control. We refer to it as on/off control. In today's edition of the PodCast, we discuss some core elements of process control.

 Comparing Apples to Apples | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:55

Did you know a large number of calibration providers offer different service levels, and frequently only quote you the cheapest option? Today, I talk about the different service levels I've seen frequently in the marketplace and break them down so you know what they mean.

 Just Do It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:03

How about a little metrological motivation for this edition of the PodCast. I also talk about whats been going on this week.


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