Fluke Corporation, a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, has announced its 2005 calibration and metrology course schedule for North America, which includes five different ways to learn. The programme offers instructor-led classroom and web-based courses as well as new, self-paced CD-ROM and web-based courses.

The company is also offering temperature calibration classroom seminars through Hart Scientific, a Fluke company. Course topics range from Principles of Metrology and Introduction to Measurement and Calibration, to Cal Lab Management, Advanced MET/CAL® Procedure Writing, and MET/CAL® Procedure Development.

Instructor-led classroom courses will be taught in several cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hart Scientific courses will be taught in American Forks, Utah.

As an added service, Fluke has introduced the Priority Gold CarePlan, a comprehensive calibration and support plan that minimises downtime by ensuring laboratory class calibrators receive regularly scheduled service and priority handling. It is the only plan available that covers products past their factory warranty.

The Priority Gold CarePlan includes one annual calibration with a guaranteed three-day in-house turnaround, automatic calibration-due notification, free repairs, pre-paid priority second day freight on return of the instrument, special Priority Gold member assistance via phone (US) or web site (Europe), free preventive maintenance and product updates, and discounts on product enhancements and training. Plans are available for calibrators up to seven years old with no pre-inspection required to join. One-, three- and five-year plans are available.

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