National Weighing & Sampling Association
Annual Technical Meeting

February 23-25, 2015

at the Doubletree Westport Hotel

St. Louis, MO

Our technical program and registration form

can be accessed by clicking the links below

NWSA 2015 Speakers and Program-Short form – rev5


NWSA 2015 Speakers and Program-Long Form-rev3


NWSA 2014 Members Tour Heinz Museum Pittsburgh

 PHOTO ABOVE:  NWSA members touring the Heinz History Museum, February 19. 2014

NW&SA objectives – We actively promote and recognize:

  • Professional knowledge in weighing and sampling disciplines.
  • Accuracy in weighing and sampling equipment along with its proper selection, installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Proper policies for the administration of weighing and sampling programs.
  • Uniform, accurate, and equitable laws, rules and regulations for bulk material weighing and sampling.
  • Continuing education in the weighing and sampling disciplines.
  • Advancement in the state-of-the-art for weighing and sampling.

Our activities – We meet our objectives by:

  • Participating in and monitoring activities of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Standards Organization (ISO).
  • The sponsorship of an annual technical meeting for the presentation and exchange of information by leading industry participants and members, usually in February.
  • The presentation of belt scale and sampling seminars in various locations throughout each year and at our annual technical meeting.
  • The publication and distribution of technical materials on weighing and sampling via our website.
  • Our officers and board are on this  NWSA Org Chart >>>> NW&SA Org Chart Sept 12,2014

Our membership – NWSA membership is open to anyone interested in advancing their expertise and knowledge of weighing and sampling. The NWSA includes U.S., Canadian and International members representing:

  • Electric Utility Companies
  • Mines, Quarries and Ports
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Analytical Laboratories
  • Professional Consultants
  • Universities and Technical Institutions
  • Federal & State Agencies

We are a co-sponsoring organization of

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NW&SA presented NWSA COAL PREP BASIC TRAINING COURSE 2014 rev2 at COAL PREP Tuesday, April 29 at 1:30pm in the convention center. SPEAKERS:  Stephen R. Smith, M.S., of Coalsmith Consultants, Chattanooga, TN, discussed coal sampling theory, and Ian Burrell, Managing Director and Founder of Control Systems Pty Ltd, Australia covered weighing theory. Feedback was positive, especially from new hires wanting to learn more. We plan to repeat this event next year


Our  Sponsors

L.R. Kimball, Thayer Scale, Control Systems Technology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, SGS North America, JB Long, Laffey Equipment Co., Kaskaskia Valley Scale Co., Arcadia Controls Inc. and Sampling Associates International.

L. R. Kimball              Thayer Scale      Control Systems Technology Thermo Scientific SGS Minerals  JBLCo Laffey Equipment Co.              Kaskaskia Valley Scale         Arcadoa Controls Inc.  SAI Logo



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