MEA Measurements

To specify physical measurements, including dimensions, tolerances, weights and counts.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
MEA01
Measurement Reference ID Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the application of physical measurement cited.
MEA02
Measurement Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
3
-
Code identifying the type of measurement.
MEA03
Measurement Value
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
10
-
The value of the measurement.
Either MEA03 or MEA05 or MEA06 or MEA08 is required.
If either MEA03, MEA05 or MEA06 is used, MEA04 is required.
MEA04
Unit of Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code identifying the basic unit of measurement.
MEA05
Range Minimum
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
10
-
The value specifying the minimum of the measurement range.
When citing dimensional tolerances, any measurement requiring a sign (+ or -), or any measurement where a positive (+) value cannot be assumed use MEA05 as the negative (-) value and MEA06 as the positive (+) value.
MEA06
Range Maximum
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
10
-
The value specifying the maximum of the measurement range.
MEA07
Measurement Significance Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code used to benchmark, qualify or further define a measurement value.
If MEA07 is used MEA03 is required.
MEA08
Measurement Attribute Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code used to express an attribute response when a numeric measurement value cannot be determined.
Either MEA08 or MEA03 may be used, but not both.
MEA09
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described.

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