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An Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty - Malaysia

Date From: 10 May 2016
Location: Malaysia
Description: Evening meeting in Kuala Lumpur, with presentation by Gilbert Tonner (TÜV NEL), organised by IChemE's Oil and Natural Gas Special Interest Group in Malaysia.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: University of Nottingham Teaching Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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An evening event with technical presentation by Gilbert Tonner (TÜV NEL), and time for networking over refreshments. Registration from 18:00; the event will commence at 18:30 and close at 20:30.

This event is open to all. To encourage more participants and members, attendance at the event is free of charge and open to all. Bring along your colleagues working in the upstream oil and gas industry in Malaysia, and introduce them to the Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group (SONG) and to IChemE.

Advance booking is essential. Register now >>


Measurement is fundamental to the control of quantity, quality, efficiency and safety. It is vital that those using measurements recognize that it is not an exact science. Understanding the magnitude of uncertainty associated with any measurement is the first step in improving accuracy.

This presentation will introduce the attendees to the techniques required to:
• identify what affects measurement and by how much
• provide a basic understanding of measurement uncertainty within the industry
• identify the important sources of uncertainty in measurement systems
• determine the true cost impact of uncertainty
• understand the terminology used in measurement
• ensure traceability of measurement


Gilbert TonnerGilbert has worked in the engineering industry since 1966 progressively developing a career path, which included a Managing Directorship in a specialised flow measurement consultancy company. The majority of his career has been concentrated in the area of flow measurement, allocation, sampling and analysis in the oil and gas industry.

Many of the positions held have involved a high level of responsibility in terms of financial control and supervision, training/development of personnel, sales/marketing, domestic and overseas business development. The career path began with a five year apprenticeship within an electrical/control systems Company. The first year was spent on the "shop floor” followed by four years in the drawing office. This culminated in an EITB apprenticeship as an Electrical Draughtsman.

The initial part of his career was spent in control systems design on many projects working within teams to deliver varied and clearly defined objectives. The Projects included those in the refining; petrochemical; pharmaceutical, oil and gas and the power industries. The establishment and management of a highly successful flow measurement consultancy and business development bringing together this experience.

Progressing from there Gilbert has remained within the flow measurement industry until the present time, the current role being developing a flow consultancy business for TÜV NEL in the Asia Pacific Region.


The event will take place at the
University of Nottingham Teaching Centre,
Level 2, Chulan Tower,
No 3 Jalan Conlay,
Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia.
Map and directions >>


IChemE gratefully acknowledges:

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham's sponsorship of SONG events through provision of its venue facilities free of charge. 

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MMI Engineering, for sponsoring the refreshments at this event.


This event is free of charge and open to all. Advance booking is essential.
Register now >>

Get involved

Would you like to give a talk at a SONG event in Kuala Lumpur, or online to a wider audience of chemical engineers in the Asia Pacific region? We'd like to hear from you. Please contact Robert Bruce or specialinterestgroups@icheme.org with details about yourself and your proposed presentation. 

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