01 December 2002
Temperature symposium heats up
Held once every 10 years since 1919, the 8th International Temperature Symposium was held in conjunction with ISA 2002.
The symposium provided a forum for the presentation and publication of work related to temperature measurement and control. Cosponsored by NIST, the theme, "Measurement and Control in Science and Industry," continued the development of thermometry as an organized scientific, technical discipline.
The symposium had 50 sessions of technical programming and featured original papers from thermometry labs throughout the world.
Dr. Hratch Semerjian, director, Chemical and Science and Technology Laboratory, NIST, and Dr. Terry Quinn, director, International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Sevres, France, presented sessions on topics from fundamental temperature scale research to practical measurement and control solutions.
"The great value of the Temperature Symposium is providing a broad spectrum of users, basic researchers, and manufacturers with an environment to discuss both the present state of the art of temperature measurement and control and challenges for the decade ahead," said Dean Ripple, program chairman of NIST.