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Training Courses

The BSSM runs a series of training courses and exams for strain gauge personnel throughout the year. The courses and exams can be taken independently or in conjunction with one another.

Courses are appropriate for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Strain Analysis using Resistance Strain Gauges (4 day)

The Strain Analysis course provides an introduction to electrical resistance strain gauges and the associated circuits for strain measurement and transducer applications. It covers the installation of foil gauges using cyanoacrylate and epoxy adhesives, inspection of installations, the measurement of strain and load, and the use of rosettes to determine principal values.

Some previous strain gauge experience is desirable.

The Strain Analysis course provides an appropriate preparation for certification at Level 2.

Stress Analysis and Load Measurement (3 day)

The Stress Analysis and Load Measurement course provides instruction on the siting of strain gauges and the choice of gauge systems; it covers strain measurement, the correction of measured data, the determination of stress and yield load, the use of full-bridge circuits, the principal features of common load cells and the refinement of the bridge circuit.

Previous experience with strain gauges is essential.

The Stress Analysis and Load Measurement course provides an appropriate preparation for certification at Level 3.

 

2020 Prices

Level 1 
Pre-exam seminar £325
Exam £515
Exam (2 installation types) £620
Renewal £325

Level 2
Pre-exam seminar £325
Exam £735
Renewal £325

Level 3
Pre-exam seminar £395
Exam £845
Renewal £325

Courses
Strain Analysis course £1475
Stress Analysis course £1200

All prices ex VAT

Bespoke Training

We can offer tailor made courses to suit your specific needs and run these at your company premises

 

Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Early Careers

Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Early Careers

The BSSM is ahead of the game when it comes to encouraging early career development. We offer membership, courses, competitions, conferences and networking opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

Publications

Available to buy online, the BSSM's Code of Practice for the Installation of Electrical Strain Gauges, Strain Measurement Reference Book and Resistance Strain Gauge Load Cells

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