JCGM 104:2009 introduces measurement uncertainty, the GUM, the GUM Supplements and other documents that support the GUM. It is directed predominantly at the measurement of quantities that can be characterized by continuous variables such as length, temperature, time, and amount of substance. ASTM standard test methods do not necessarily follow this characterization. An introduction to measurement uncertainty for more broadly characterized measurement and testing aligned to the GUM and its supplements is needed by the testing community and industry users of measurement data. This standard will provide targeted information to streamline the gum method addressing the essential steps and fundamental principles. Users from the measurement and testing community can use the standard to guide them through the eight simple steps to understanding the uncertainties of their measurements.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.