RemScan Awarded Barry Inglis Medal

World Metrology Day Awards

To mark the 2016 World Metrology Day, NMI Chief Executive Officer Dr Peter Fisk announced the recipients of NMI’s World Metrology Day awards – the NMI Prize and the Barry Inglis Medal. These awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievement in measurement research and excellence in practical measurements in Australia.

Dr Barry Inglis PSM (inaugural CEO of NMI) awarded the Barry Inglis Medal to Professor Mike McLaughlin, representing CSIRO’s Infrared Soil Analysis Group and Ziltek Pty Ltd. These two organisations took out the medal for their work building an infrared monitoring device capable of rapidly and effectively detecting total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soil. The device detects and measures TPH on-site, which means fewer soil samples need to be collected for laboratory analysis, saving time and money.

Members of CSIRO’s Infrared Soil Analysis Group and Ziltek Pty Ltd, Professor McLaughlin and Les Janik talked about how their hand-held, infrared screening tool worked to detect and measure TPH in soil, and presented case studies, which demonstrated the devices’ effectiveness.

These awards are announced each year on World Metrology Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May, 1875. The Convention sets the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and its application in industry, science and society.