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B. Stephen Carpenter - NIST SIM Technical Advisor E-mail: [email protected] APMP General Assembly Jeju, KOREA – 5 – 9 September 2005 . METROLOGY IS THE CORE OF ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS RELATED TO QUALITY OF PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND LIFE IN GENERAL. TRACEABILITY. CERTIFICATION. METROLOGY.

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B. Stephen Carpenter - NIST

SIM Technical Advisor

E-mail: [email protected]

APMP General Assembly

Jeju, KOREA – 5 – 9 September 2005


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METROLOGY IS THE CORE OF ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS RELATED TO QUALITY OF PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND LIFE IN GENERAL

TRACEABILITY

CERTIFICATION

METROLOGY

LABORATORY ACCREDITATION

QUALITY CONTROL

CALIBRATION


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To promote and support an integrated measurement infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

A representative, transparent and integrated regional metrology organization committed to ensure uniformity of measurements in the Americas.

SIM MISSION

SIM VISION


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SIM OBJECTIVES infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • To raise standards of basic metrology in each country in the hemisphere.

  • To contribute to the measurement infrastructure required to promote equity in commercial transactions.

  • To foster competitiveness and quality in the manufacturing sector in order to promote commercial transactions.

  • To identify sectors and institutions that can conduct specific multinational activities in metrology support.

  • To contribute to the metrological infrastructure required to protect the environment, to control the accelerated use of resources and to promote the general well-being of the population, including its health and safety.


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SISTEMA INTERAMERICANO DE METROLOGÍA (SIM) infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

(INTERAMERICAN METROLOGY SYSTEM)

  • CARIMET

    • Antigua & Barbuda

    • Bahamas

    • Barbados

    • Dominica

    • Dominican Republic

    • Grenada

    • Guyana

    • Haiti

    • Jamaica

    • Saint Kitts and Nevis

    • Saint Lucia

    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    • Suriname

    • Trinidad and Tobago

  • NORAMET

    • Canada

    • Mexico

    • United States of America

  • CAMET

    • Belize

    • Costa Rica

    • El Salvador

    • Guatemala

    • Honduras

    • Nicaragua

    • Panama

  • ANDIMET

    • Bolivia

    • Colombia

    • Ecuador

    • Peru

    • Venezuela

  • SURAMET

    • Argentina

    • Brazil

    • Chile

    • Paraguay

    • Uruguay


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Hemispheric Statistics - Ranges infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

Français

  • Populations: 300,000,000 – 46,000

  • Areas: 10,000,000 sq km – 340 sq km

  • Distances: NRC, Ottawa – LATU, Uruguay…9000 km

  • 4 Languages

  • 1 Alphabet

English

Español

Portugues


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SIM countries data infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.


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STRUCTURE of SIM infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

NORAMET

CAMET

SURAMET

ANDIMET

CARIMET

Technical

Committee

Professional

Development

Committee

Sub-Regional Coordinators

Secretariat

Technical Advisor

President

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL


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Luis Mussio infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

LATU -Uruguay

ANDIMET

Executive Council

Dianne Lalla-Rodrigues

ABBS – Antigua and Barbuda

President

Felipe Urresta

INEN - Ecuador

B. Stephen Carpenter

NIST -USA

Former President

Technical Advisor NIST

Oscar Harasic

OEA

TC Chair

JCRB Rep

TC Chair

Executive Secretary

OEA

Yoshito Mitani

CENAM - Mexico

NCSLI delegate

(non voting member)

Malcom Smith

PDC Chair

CARIMET

CAMET

NORAMET

SURAMET

Carlos Ochoa

CONACYT - El Salvador

Hermon Edmondson

JBS -Jamaica

Jim McLaren

NRC -Canada

José Dajes

INDECOPI - Perú

Miguel Teves

INTN-Paraguay


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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • Promotion of capabilities of developing NMIs’:

    • Supplementary Comparison and Pilot Studies

    • Activities aimed at developing Human Resources (collaboration with PDC)

    • Implementation of QS by QSWG

      All activities aimed at training and developing measurement capabilities.


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SIM Technical Committees infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • Technical Committee Chair (Luis Mussio)

  • Representatives by Sub-Regions

Legal Metrology Working Groups

Documentation Working Groups

Metrology Working Groups

  • Electricity & Magnetism – Costa Rica

  • Photometry & Radiometry – Mexico

  • Thermometry - USA

  • Length - Mexico

  • Time & Frequency – Canada

  • Ionizing Radiation - USA

  • Mass – Canada

  • Chemistry - USA

  • Acoustics & Vibrations – Mexico

  • Flow - USA

  • Chair - Brazil

  • Laws and Regulations-

  • Uruguay & Argentina

  • Metrological Control of

  • Measuring Instruments-

  • USA & Costa Rica

  • Documents - Uruguay,

  • USA & Mexico

  • Database - USA

  • Quality Systems - Barbados


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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

Development of capability of developing NMIs':

- Medical Measurements Instruments – La Paz, Bolivia, June 2004

- Asuncion – Paraguay. September 2004

..Gas pumps – Legal metrology

..Electric Energy Meters – Legal metrology

- Lima, Peru 2005 – Chemical Metrology

All activities aimed at training and developing measurement capabilities.


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PDC–TC JOINT ACTIVITIES infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • Awareness seminars and strategic planning meetings:

    - CARIMET – June 2004, Saint Lucia

    - ANDIMET – July 2004, La Paz, Bolivia

    - SURAMET – September 2004, Asuncion Paraguay

    - SIM – LM & QS Training – Feb 2005 Barbados


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SIM Quality Systems Working Group infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • To provide information for SIM NMIs, on quality systems, their implementation and assessment

  • To provide a forum for discussion and review of quality systemimplementation in SIM NMIs.

  • To transmit reviews of quality system implementations to the technical MWGs, to be used as evidence for the acceptance of CMCs.


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SIM Quality Systems Task Force (QSTF) infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • The CIPM MRA required that all the signatories have a QS in place and reviewed by December 2003.

  • The revision must be done according to Guidelines.

  • SIM Task Force – Oct 2002, to review the NMIs QSs.

  • Comprised of Signatories of the MRA (voting members) & Chairman of QSWG (non-voting member).

  • Meetings open to all SIM Members & Observers

  • The QSTF is chaired by William Anderson.


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SIM Quality Systems Task Force infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • First meeting July 27th, Ottawa

    • Approval of SIM document #09, “Procedure for the review of the NMIs QSs”.

    • An overview of the present status of the QSs.

  • Second meeting, February 2004, Costa Rica

    • Preliminary presentations by NIST, CENAM, LATU

  • Third meeting, May 2004, Querétaro

  • Fourth meeting, November 2004, Venezuela

  • Fifth meeting, February 2005, Barbados


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SIM actions to promote the MRA infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • Two awareness seminars are planned for 2005

    • ANDIMET

    • SURAMET

  • Focused to create awareness of the impact of Metrology in the local authorities and industry.

  • Technical activities are associated with the technical seminars and training, including activities on Quality Systems and Chemical Metrology.

    • Mass WG seminar: Brazil, Nov 2004

    • Length WG seminar: Colombia, Feb 2005

    • Legal WG Metrology: Paraguay, Sep 2004

    • EM WG seminar: Paraguay, Oct 2004


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Current status of Quality Systems of MRA Signatories infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.


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SIM Participation in CIPM MRA infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

CARIMET

Antigua & Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Grenada

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

St. Lucia

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Vincent & Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad & Tobago

ANDIMET NORAMET

Bolivia Canada

Colombia Mexico

EcuadorU.S.A.

Peru

Venezuela CAMET

Belize

SURAMET Costa Rica

Argentina El Salvador

Brazil Guatemala

Chile Honduras

Paraguay Nicaragua

UruguayPanama

CARIMET countries will participate of the MRA as a single economy


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Rio Meeting - infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.November, 1997

Results from Brainstorming Session

  • Organic Analysis

    • VOC’s in solvent [environment]

    • pesticides in organic solvent

    • pesticides in simulated extracts [environment, food]

    • essential oils

    • hormones [food/meat]

  • Inorganic Analysis

    • drinking water [trace metals]

    • natural water

    • polluted water

  • Gas Analysis

    • automotive exhaust

    • industrial stack emissions

  • Classical

  • Electrochemical Analysis

    • pH [health]

    • conductivity [water quality]


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SIM Program in Chemical Metrology infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • In order to most effectively address the unique needs of all 34 countries

  • within SIM, whose capabilities in chemical metrology span a very broad

  • range, we have initially focused SIM Chemical Metrology Working

  • Group activities on training and capability assessment rather than

  • participation in MRA-driven Key and Supplemental Comparisons

  • This has been accomplished through:

    • Outreach and Awareness Activities within the ANDIMET CAMET, CARIMET and SURAMET Subregions

    • Chemical Measurement Proficiency Assessment Comparison Studies

      • and follow-up activities

    • Training in CMC preparation and review

  • Long-Term Goal: Improved capabilities in chemical metrology and Increased participation in CCQM and CIPM MRA-related activities


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Past Activities: Chemistry Proficiency Assessment Studies infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.


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SIM Chemical Metrology Awareness Seminars infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

General Format:

Plenary Lectures

Chemical Metrology and It’s Impact on Trade and Quality of Life

Current Worldwide Infrastructure for Facilitating Chemical Measurement Traceability/Comparability

Lectures Concerning Subregional needs for:

Clinical Diagnostics

Environmental Quality

Food Safety and Nutrition

Trade, etc.

Workshops to Discuss Comparison Results


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Past SIM Chemical Metrology Awareness Seminars infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

CARIMET: Jamaica May, 2003 50 attendees

ANDIMET: Venezuela November, 2003 60 attendees

CAMET: Costa Rica February, 2004 50 attendees

SURAMET: Argentina September, 2004 50 attendees

GA: Venezuela November, 2004 27 attendees

Andimet: Peru June, 2005 ~125 attendees


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SIM Chemical Metrology Awareness Workshops infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

Workshops to Discuss Comparison Results

  • Costa Rica: Ethanol in Water and Trace Metals in Water

  • Argentina: Cholesterol in Serum and Auto Emission Gases

  • Mexico: pH

  • Venezuela: Ethanol in Water and Trace Metals in Water Subsequent Comparisons

  • Peru: Electrolytic Conductivity and pH Subsequent Results


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SIM.8.13P Clinical Diagnostic Markers infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

(Organized by NIST)

  • Three Exercises

    • Cholesterol in Human Serum

    • Creatinine in Human Serum

    • Glucose in Human Serum

These three analytes were chosen because they

present different challenges for accurate measurements.

Cholesterol is lipophilic, glucose is highly water soluble,

and creatinine is present at much lower concentrations.

Ability to determine all of these accurately is evidence that

a laboratory has the capability to measure other well-defined

small organic molecules in serum.


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Guidelines for Participation in Follow- UP Comparisons on infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade. Cholesterol in Serum and Auto Emission Gases

Who can Participate:

Officially: SIM NMIs or their officially designated labs who are currently or will be providing reference

Measurement services within a given country; PTB and/or BAM

Unofficially : Other Labs who can contribute scientifically to study; these

activities are not open to Commercial Labs unless designated by the Country’s NMI.

Methods to be used:

Cholesterol: Regionally or Internationally-recognized “higher order methods (e.g. ID/MS or Abel

Kendall; use of other Methods possible, but justification should be provided); Commercial kit-based

methods are not higher order

Auto Emission Gases:No method(s) specified; but general approach should be based on comparison

of unknown against a primary gas mixture standard. Primary gas standard(s) can either be prepared in-

house or purchased from an NMI. Calibration with a standards obtained from a Specialty Gas Company is

not recommended.

When:

Cholesterol: July – September, 2005

Auto Emissions: Sometimes in 2005; to be done along with industrial emissions

Expected Outcome:

Measurement Capability assessment for providing national measurement services to facilitate Increased

participation of SIM Countries in CCQM activities and CIPM MRA


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  • SIM has infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.the majority (over 1200) of ~4000QM CMCs for CIPM MRA Appendix C, but only from three institutions

  • Cycle 1: 850 QM CMCs for Gas Mixtures published – June 2001

  • SIM: 135 – NIST

  • Cycle 2: Over 1000 QM CMCs published in other Measurement Service Categories – March 2002

  • SIM: 938 – NIST, NRC, CENAM

  • Cycle 3: Interregional Review of ~750 Chemistry CMCs for October 2002 meeting of the JCRB

  • SIM: 117 – NIST, CENAM

  • Cycle 4: ~370 CMCs submitted for Interregional Review for April 2003

  • SIM: 34 – NIST, CENAM

  • Cycle 5: 194 CMCs submitted for Interregional Review for April 2004

  • Submitted by SIM: 32 – CENAM

  • Cycle 6: 417 CMCs submitted for Interregional Review for April 2005

    • Submitted by SIM: 19 – CENAM, INMETRO


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  • Workshop on Formulation and Review of CMCs infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • 04 November, 2004Margarita Island, Venezuela

    • Overview of CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement

    • Guidelines for Formulation of CMCs

    • Intra- and Inter-Regional CMC Review Process

    • Interactive Session on CMC Preparation

      • 26 attendees from 17 countries


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Program Impact infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • Fifteen NMI’s or their designated labs within SIM are now regular participants in SIM intercomparison studies; up from three in 2002.

  • Seven countries are now participating in CCQM meetings and various activities; up from three (Canada, Mexico and U.S.) in 2002

  • Threecountries (U.S., Canada, Mexico ) have CMCs in the BIPM Key Comparison Database; Brazil has submitted CMCs for review this current cycle and Argentina, Chile and perhaps Uruguay will submit during the upcoming cycle.


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Comparison Studies: infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.Current Activities And Future Plans:

2005 Coordinating Lab(s)

SIM.8.13Pa1Cholesterol SerumNIST

SIM.8.12P1 Automotive Exhaust Emissions NIST

SIM.8.11P1 pH CENAM

SIM.8.15PWater Quality: Electrolytic ConductivityCENAM

SIM.8.16PToxic Metals in Sea FoodCCHEN/NIST

2006

SIM.8.19PIndustrial Exhaust Emissions NIST

SIM.8.17P Nutrients in Food* NIST

SIM.8.13PbCreatinine in SerumNIST

SIM.8.13PcGlucose in Serum NIST

SIM.8.20P PAHs in Soil* CENAM

* To be carried out in conjunction with CCQM Study


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SIM GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2005 infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • October 10 - 14, 2005

  • TTBS, Trinidad & Tobago

  • Theme: “Metrology the Foundation, ensuring the viability of nations”

  • Signing of the CIPM MRA by CARICOM (Associate Membership)

  • Opportunities for Exhibitors

  • www.ttbs.org.tt


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Conclusions infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

  • The number of signatories is expected to increase in the near future.

  • SIM is taking actions to promote the CIPM MRA through Seminars aimed to create awareness in the authorities of the American Countries.

  • More technical work is needed to support the less developed countries and allow them to actively participate in the MRA.


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Thanks to APMP for this opportunity infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the market place, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.

and to you for your attention !!!

For further

information:

CONTACT:

SIM PRESIDENT: [email protected]

SIM CHEMICAL METROLOGY, WG CHAIR: [email protected]

SIM TECHNICAL ADVISOT: [email protected]

SIM WEBSITE: http://www.sim-metrologia.org.br


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