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Calibration Interval Analysis Concepts and Methods

Course Outline


This outline is for a two-day course of instruction presented by Integrated Sciences Group.  This course covers calibration interval analysis concepts and methods. Students will be introduced to risk analysis concepts, measurement reliability modeling methods, statistical interval analysis techniques, calibration interval objectives and potential ancillary interval analysis benefits such as equipment outlier identification.  Click class schedule for our current open-enrollment training locations and dates.


Course Objectives


This course provides a conceptual background in calibration interval analysis. After completion of the course, students will know:

  • the consequences of false accept and false reject risk

  • the factors affecting risk

  • the methods of controlling risk

  • how to establish appropriate reliability targets

  • the criteria for establishing optimal intervals

  • the key elements for establishing an interval analysis program

  • the methods available for establishing intervals

  • the guidelines for selecting an appropriate analysis method

  • the options for adjusting intervals for measurement systems

  • the data requirements for conducting interval analysis and management


Day One


Part 1 - Basic  Concepts

Part 1 covers basic concepts for an understanding of measurement decision risk and interval analysis. 


Measurement Decision Risk

  • False Accept and False Reject Definitions

  • Risk Consequences

  • Factors Affecting Risks


Controlling Risks

  • Periodic Calibration

  • The Goal of Interval Analysis


Optimal Intervals

  • Reliability Targets

  • Cost-Effectiveness

  • System Responsiveness

  • Spinoffs

Programs Elements

  • Data Collection and Storage

  • Data Analysis

  • Engineering Review

  • Logistics Concerns

  • Cost / Benefit Assessment

  • Personnel Requirements

  • Training and Communications


Diversity of Methods

  • General Interval

  • Borrowed Intervals

  • Engineering Analysis

  • Reactive Methods

  • Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE)


Part 2 - Administrative Issues

Part 2 discusses analysis alternatives, selection criteria, analysis grouping schemes and potential interval analysis benefits.


Methodology Selection

  • Selection Criteria

  • General Interval

  • Borrowed Intervals

  • Engineering Analysis

  • Reactive Methods

  • MLE Methods


Interval Adjustments Alternatives

  • Serial Number

  • Manufacturer / Model Number

  • Similar Equipment Group

  • Instrument Class

  • Equipment Parameter

  • System Intervals

Interval Analysis Products

  • Exported Intervals

  • Interval Analysis Reports

  • Browsers and Other Useful Tools

  • Cost / Workload Analysis


Day Two


Part 3 - Interval Analysis Methods

Part 3 describes interval analysis methodologies and provides analysis examples demonstrating these methodologies.


General Intervals

  • Reliability Oriented Approach

  • Program Criterion Approach


Borrowed Intervals

  • Identifying "Similar" Organizations

  • Cross-Referencing Groupings

  • Implementation


Engineering Analysis

  • Physical Evaluation of Equipment

  • Identifying Similar Equipment

  • Using Manufacturer Information

  • A Bayesian Approach


Reactive Methods

  • Method A1 - Simple Algorithm Method

  • Method A2 - Adjustable Interval Increments Method

  • Method A3 - Statistical Test Method


MLE Attributes Data Analysis

  • Method S1 - Classical Method

  • Method S2 - Binomial Method

  • Method S3 - Renewal Tem Method

  • Method S4 - Linear Models Method


MLE Variables Data Analysis

  • Parameter Calibration Intervals

  • Special Topics


Part 4 - Interval Analysis Software Demonstrations

Part 4 includes demonstrations of available interval analysis software, including previews of upcoming products.


What to Bring


 Training Materials
Course books and other related documents will be provided.



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