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Measurement System Analysis includes detailed tutorials on many measurement system analysis techniques including how to conduct and analyze GR&R (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility) Studies. A GR&R is the accepted techniques for evaluating the level of variation in a measurement system and determining if the measurement system is acceptable for use. Measurement System Analysis covers techniques for analyzing the variation within a measurement system, determining its suitability for use, and ways to improve measurement systems. The GR&R analysis techniques used in MSA are in compliance with QS-9000/AIAG methods.

All courses also feature:

  • Tracking of training including student test scores and bookmarks.
  • Complete documentation for ISO 9001 (and other standards) required records.
  • With our web-based training you can manage students for an entire corporation through one web-based account.
  • Media-rich presentation including full audio and graphics.
  • Exercises throughout to help reinforce learning.
  • Solid technical content presented in an interesting and informative way.
  • Complete student control to navigate through the program in a way that best meets the needs of the student.
  • Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of courses providing documentation of Continuing Education Units that can be used for various professional certifications.

Course Objectives

  • To explain various sources of measurement system uncertainty.
  • To conduct measurement system studies including assessment of linearity, stability, repeatability, and reproducibility.
  • To define ways to improve measurement systems.
  • To understand and implement a gage management and calibration system.

Intended Audiance - Engineers, quality professionals, supervisors, metrology technicians

Approximate Time To Complete - 7 Hours

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Course Outline

Unit 1 - Analyzing Measurement System Variation
  • Lesson 1 Variation in Measurement Systems
    • A review of sources of measurement system variation.
    • An explanation of Type A and Type B evaluations of measurement uncertainty.
    • Exploration of the effects of too much variation in measurements.
  • Lesson 2 Measurement System Linearity
    • How to measure gage/instrument linearity (both graphically and mathematically) to determine if a gage (or instrument) has linearity problems.
    • Taking action to deal with linearity problems.
  • Lesson 3 Measurement System Stability
    • How to evaluate gage/instrument stability using a control chart.
    • Taking action to deal with stability problems.
  • Lesson 4 Repeatability & Reproducibility
    • How to conduct a GR&R study.
    • R&R analysis for non-destructive measurements.
    • Use of ANOVA for GR&Rs
    • R&R analysis for destructive measurements.
    • R&R analysis for attribute measurements.
  • Lesson 5 Improving Measurement Systems
    • Using a problem-solving approach to find the root causes of repeatability and reproducibility problems.
    • Using the GR&R data to help direct the problem-solving effort.
    • A description of some basic causes to investigate if gage/instrument repeatability is high.
    • A description of some basic causes to investigate if appraiser reproducibility is high.
  • Lesson 6 MSA Software Considerations
    • Suggested selection criteria of software features for a software program for analyzing GR&R studies.
    • An overview of some of the advanced measurement system analysis tools that a GR&R software package may have.
  • MSA Challenge
    • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this unit.
Unit 2 - Managing Measurement Systems
  • Lesson 1 Formalizing Management of Instruments
    • Why a gage/instrument calibration program is so important and makes good business sense.
    • Why a gage or instrument may not be accurate.
    • The components of a gage/instrument management system.
  • Lesson 2 Sources of Measurement Error
    • Measurement errors due to gage/instrument calibration deficiencies.
    • Measurement error related to gage/instrument usage or damage.
    • Errors of judgment resulting in measurement errors.
    • GR&R issues and measurement error.
  • Lesson 3 Calibration Practices
    • A discussion of common calibration practices.
    • Key elements of a calibration system as defined by ISO 10012-1.
    • Gage/instrument identification techniques.
    • Sources for calibration procedures and independent calibration laboratories.
    • Methods for determining intervals of calibration.
  • Lesson 4 Calibration Standards & Tools
    • Traceability of calibration standards from primary national standards to working standards.
    • The role of transfer standards and working standards.
    • Measurement uncertainty and the calibration system.
  • Lesson 5 Calibration Pitfalls
    • Common measurement equipment management system pitfalls.
    • Proactive techniques to steer your organization clear of these pitfalls.
  • Lesson 6 Records & Audits
    • Different types of records needed for a comprehensive gage/instrument management system.
    • The role of audits to ensure your gage management system is working.
    • The elements of a corrective action plan to address areas of audit noncompliance.
  • Lesson 7 Calibration Software Considerations
    • Benefits of using gage management software.
    • Suggested selection criteria of software features for a gage/instrument management software program.
  • MSA Challenge
    • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this unit.

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