Measurements and the global energy challenge
May 20, 2014


On May 20, the World Metrology Day is celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875. This agreement is the basis of a consistent measurement system worldwide.

This time, through the coordinators of the celebration in the world has chosen as the theme for 2014: "Measurements and global energy challenge."

This theme, in addition to framing the commemoration of World Metrology Day has been very useful to guide the celebration as a way to spread the knowledge of measurement needs in the growing demand for energy, and thus maintain control environmental health. The world faces a growing energy challenge, through research and development of new technology for the production of fuel or renewable energy. So through all specialties in metrology, CENAM contributes with measurement sources to better use and generation of energy on demand, improving the measurement capability from diverse backgrounds including economic, security, environmental, health and legal among others.
The CENAM together with national metrology institutes around the world share this celebration through knowledge and awareness, the development of increasingly accurate and reliable measurements. For this commemoration, CENAM had organized the Open Day 2014 (DPA), inviting students, academics, professionals, businessmen and industrialists interested in the topics of measurement, offering guided tours of the facilities and talks given by metrologists show visits allowing scientific developments and technological advances offered CENAM through their experts and measurement laboratories.

The program was distributed on 19 and 20 May, the first focused on business and industry and the second to schools, universities and technology. The activities were divided into three schedules, each with a duration of three hours.

The activities that were available were the institutional video, lab visits, as landmarks like the library, the museum and the tree of Newton, attending lectures, and an exhibition by the sponsors of the event, and could not miss the opportunity to interact with the measuring devices (toymeters).

In summary, 38 laboratories and 10 specialized lectures offered by metrologists enthusiasts visited. 

Approximately 1100 visitors from 40 educational institutions and 33 companies and industry were received.

The expo was attended by 4 sponsors, the CENAM´s stand and the toymeters.

The media present were the newspaper periodico AM; and transmitting live online, Radio and Television Querétaro.

Further information
Participating laboratories
Constant current coulometric titration Force Transfer Machines     
Manufacturing TechnologyPressure
Automation and Electronics Density in Solids and Liquids
Gas Analysis Small Masses
hydrocarbons X-Ray Fluorescence
Viscosity Fluorescence spectrometry by total reflection X-ray
Measurement of particle size distribution microanalytical system
XRD Infrared Spectrometry
National Standard Flow Continuous voltage supply
Gas flow, large flows Stabilized lasers
Gas flow, small flows Machine Coordinate
Dosimetry Optics Gauge blocks by interferometry
Optical fiber Angle
Cryogenic radiometer Thermal Conductivity
Photometry Contact Thermometry
Moisture in solids Radiation Thermometry
Atomic Clock Source Timelines
Anechoic chamber Hexapod
Vibes Ultrasound

Conferences Speaker
Importance of metrology in production processes Juan Antonio Guardado Pérez
Brief history of metrology in the world and its development in Mexico José Antonio Salas Tellez
Metrology in Chemistry and daily life Edith Zapata Campos
Alternative energy, noise and vibration Andrés Pérez Matzumoto
Atomic Clocks: Past, Present and Future Sergio López López
Value chains of metrology for the benefit of society and industry Arquimedes Ruíz Orozco
Noise in Electronics Noé Razo Razo
Brief History of Time and its measurement Mauricio López Romero
Visit the Museum Javier Molina Trejo
Metrology, technology and innovation Salvador Echeverría Villagomez

Education Institutions
CECYT 3 Estanislao Ramírez Ruíz del IPN
Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Guanajuato
Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Querétaro No. 06
Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Querétaro No. 10
Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Querétaro No. 82
Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Querétaro No. 83
CESTEC Tequisquiapan
Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Querétaro Plantel 9 "Santa Rosa Jáuregui"
Conalep Zacualpan No. 101
Escuela de Laudería
Escuela Militar de Ingenieros
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Instituto Santa María
Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya
Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro
Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro Unidad San Joaquín
Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, Depto. Educacion a Distancia
Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, Depto. Educacion a Distancia
Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz
Instituto Tecnológico del Istmo
Instituto Tecnológico Educativo en Ciencias Administrativas, S.C. Víctor Manuel Pulido Méndez
Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cintalapa
Instituto Tecnológico Superior de El Grullo
IPN - ESIME Culhuacán
Preparatoria CESCA
Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Chalco
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México - Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
UNAM - Facultad de Ingeniería
UNAM - Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia
Universidad Marista
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales
Universidad Politécnica de Atlautla
Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui
Universidad Tecnológica de Corregidora
Universidad Tecnológica de Huejotzingo
Universidad Tecnológica de Tula Tepeji
Vanguardia Educativa

3C Metrology Neolpharma S. A. de C.V.
Básculas y servicios de Querétaro Normalización y Certificación Electrónica S.C
 CIATEQ Nucitec
Ciencia, Investigación y Tecnología de la FOIDH Psicofarma
CM Madrid y Servicios S.A. DE C.V. Reconocimiento Evaluación y Control del Ambiente Laboral S.A.
Comau Automatizacion S de RL de CV Sayer Lack Mexicana
Comisión Federal de Electricidad SayerLack Mexicana
Consultoria Empresarial Ejecutiva Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria
 CRQ Ingeniería S. de R.L. de C.V. Sicapharma
Danone de México SIMAGS
GADSMET TRW Automotive
 Ingeniería Electromédica y Acústica S.A. TRW Sistemas de Frenado
 IUSA Unidad de Verificación Universa
Laboratorios Russek S. de R.L. de C.V. Wincor Nixford de México S.A. de C.V.
Laboratorios Tornel, S.A. WM
MetAs Óptica NARMX

Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial
Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company 
SIMH Servicios Integrales en Medición e Higiene 
INSCO de México