As a service provider, you will now be able to apply uncertainty budgets in multiple ways. Previously, uncertainty budgets were associated directly with tools but now with the addition of “Techniques” you can apply uncertainty budgets directly to your measurements.
To link techniques to uncertainty budgets, enter your ADMINISTRATION module and select “Sites”. Then select the name of the site where your tool is housed.
Next, select “Uncertainty” to assign “Techniques” to your uncertainty budgets.
Now, either select an existing uncertainty budget or create a new one. For this example, let’s go ahead and create a new one for Weight. Choose your “Measurement Type” from the drop-down and then select “Add Uncertainty Budget”.
To assign a “Technique” select one from the drop-down menu. Once you have entered all the necessary information select “Update Uncertainty Budget”.
You can assign the same technique to more than 1 uncertainty budget.
Techniques can also be assigned directly to measurements. (ADMINISTRATION MODULE → Service Levels → Select the Instrument Category and Service Category → Select the Measurements tab → Select a Measurement → Assign a technique from the Drop-Down)
To apply these updates to your measurements, enter a work order. (SERVICE MODULE → Work Orders → Select Work Order Number → Order Detail View → “Select” to begin working on an Asset).
- If you already have an uncertainty budget assigned to your tool then you will be able to select it from the drop-down menu. You can still manually enter the “Measurement Uncertainty” when necessary.
- If no uncertainty budgets have been assigned, for the system to calculate measurement uncertainty you will need to enter one manually.
- If there are multiple components associated with a budget that are missing from the asset you will be notified to enter these manually.
- Lastly, if you have multiple uncertainties linked with one measurement and you are using a tool that does not have an uncertainty budget associated with it, you will be able to choose from one of the budgets.