Understanding Test Method Precision, Bias, ILS Design, Statistical Quality Control Charts, and TIER III SQC Requirements -- ASTM Committee Week Class

    About the Course

    This one-day seminar will present an overview on test method precision, bias, ILS design, and statistical control charts. ASTM repeatability, reproducibility, intermediate precision, and bias will be discussed, along with ASTM D6300 ILS design requirements to establish r, R, and critical success factors. Test method "in-statistical-control" concept will be discussed along with control chart work process and tools per ASTM D6299. The seminar will wrap up with a brief discussion on EPA Tier III SQC requirements, followed by a general Q&A.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • understand test method precision, bias, and application of Statistical Control Charts for test method performance monitoring

    • Who Should Attend

      Personnel wishing to seek a basic understanding of test method precision, bias, and application of Statistical Control Charts for test method performance monitoring; or those with working knowledge of control charts and wish to have a refresher and discussions on the key topics.

      Candidate audience include:
      • Lab technicians
      • Lab QA/QC personnel
      • Lab managers
      • Personnel involved with product quality assurance and regulatory compliance testing


      Course Description

      Class starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:30 PM

      Understanding Variation in Measurements:

      • 'Statistical Thinking' philosophy and Core Concepts as applied to the measurement process

      Precision Fundamentals:

      • Overview of the Normal distribution and standard deviation concepts test method repeatability, reproducibility, and site prevision
      • how r & R are estimated using ILS per D6300

      In-Statistical-Control Fundamentals:

      • Basic statistical theory, concept, and work process for statistical control charts (I, MR, EWMA)

      Brief discussion on EPA Tier III SQC requirements

      General Q&A


      Fee Includes

      • Course notes
      • Certificate Of Attendance
      • .7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)


      About the Instructor

      Alex T. Lau is the Chairman of ASTM D02.94 Subcommittee on Quality Assurance and Statistics, D02.01.0B on Precision, and Vice Chair of Subcommittee D02.25 on Validation of Process Stream Analyzer Systems. He has over 35 years experience in Petroleum Refining Industry. An ASTM International member since 1990, he is also an active member of Committees E11 on Quality and Statistics. He retired from Imperial Oil, Canada (an ExxonMobil affiliate), and formed his own consulting company (TCL-Consulting). His career focus specialized in gasoline and diesel fuel blending, direct blend to pipeline and ships, on-line process analyzer applications, statistical techniques for quality assurance and process improvement, development and implementation of industry standards.

      He is the recipient of the ASTM International Award of Merit, ASTM D02 Scroll of Achievement, and several Awards of Excellence. Lau was cited "for outstanding contributions in Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants and Coordinating Subcommittee D02.94 on Quality Assurance and Statistics toward standards development, both as an individual contributor and leader."

      He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science and Engineering Physics. Outside of ASTM International, Lau is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada, and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. He is also the Convener of ISO TC28/WG2 on Statistics.


      About the Sponsoring Committee

      Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain 11,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants developed the standards used in this course. For more information, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.


      Free ASTM Membership

      Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships.)


      Attention: Professional Engineers

      Professional Engineers, if your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses should count towards your Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirement.


      How Learning Will Be Assessed

      Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


      Questions About This Training

      For information on this training course, please contact Training or call (610) 832-9686.