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This class provides detailed methodology on how to set up Statistical Control Charts relevant to test method performance monitoring over time as per ASTM D6299. Industry standard test performance metrics such as repeatability, reproducibility, site precision, and associated business applications will be presented. The course will be conducted in a classroom setting with hands-on practice of setting up and interpretation of statistical control charts from a variety of quality control testing results. Special techniques dealing with quality control material transition, accrual of control chart statistics over time, non-normal data, and inadequate measurement resolution will be covered.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Registration: 8:00 am-8:30 am on 1st day
Class: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days
Since measurement data is a fundamental enabler to all aspects of business improvement, having a fundamental understanding of data quality, how to design and execute control chart work processes to ensure data quality, and the implicit uncertainties associated with measurement data can significantly enhance business process improvement initiatives. Understanding test method performance behavior from control charts can lead to correct decisions as to when to adjust and when not to adjust test methods, which can improve laboratory operations efficiency, reduce waste, and assures the test data produced are fit-for-use and defensible.
ASTM D6299-13 Standard Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance and Control Charting Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance
Please note the Control Chart is not included with this course.
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 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.
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