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Measurement Uncertainty

Format E-Learning

Metrology is the underlying mathematics for manufacturing risk assessment.

The focus of making quality measurements is to reduce uncertainty where possible, and to increase confidence in the measurements. It doesn't matter where the measurements are made: knowing about measurement uncertainty is important in expressing measurement results in design, manufacturing, or quality in the aerospace, medical device, automotive industry or a calibration laboratory.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 1
  • Length: 10 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1
  • Audience: Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: WorkPlace Training
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding in uncertainty budgets
  • How uncertainty is expressed
  • Measurement assurance
  • Demonstrate understanding in Risk analysis
  • Demonstrate understanding in SPC
  • Demonstrate understanding in Gage R&R

Who Should Attend:

Measurement and Quality technicians and Eengineers
  1. Components -- Sources of Uncertainty
  2. Essentials of Expressing Measurement Uncertainty --Definitions, Evaluating, Distributions; Uniform, Triangular, Nominal, Combining, Expanded, Examples, Specification; Coverage Factors, Confidence Limits Correlation, Reporting Uncertainty; Manufacturer, User, Capabilities Statement, Traceability
  3. Risk Analysis Introduction -- Quantification, Consumer vs Producer, Approximation Methods, Measurement; Average Quality Level, Distribution, Bias, TUR, 
  4. Guardband Limits, Interval Width, Delta Specification Limit, EOP% Intolerance
  5. Related Statistical Tools; -- PMAP, Process Capability, Gage R & R, ANOVA, Models for Measurement Uncertainty Analysis, Sample Plans, Structure of Random Samples, Reverse Standards
  6. Standards -- Background and list of member organizations NIST-1297, ISO-GUM, NASA
  7. Software -- Features and Benefits; Commercially available summary
  8. Summary -- Developing a Company Specific Uncertainty Guide to Measurement Uncertainty
  9. OJT Mentor; live reinforcement from metrology instructor, printed course notes, Competency Test, Certificate
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Format: E-Learning

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