MEA Measurements

To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
MEA01
Measurement Reference ID Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the broad category to which a measurement applies
MEA02
Measurement Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
3
1
Code identifying a specific product or process characteristic to which a measurement applies
MEA03
Measurement Value
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
20
1
The value of the measurement
R03050608: At least one of MEA-03, MEA-05, MEA-06 or MEA-08 is required
MEA04
Composite Unit of Measure
Composite (composite)
Conditional
1
01
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken
02
Exponent
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
-
Power to which a unit is raised
If C001-02 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
03
Multiplier
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
-
Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value
If C001-03 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
04
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken
05
Exponent
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
-
Power to which a unit is raised
If C001-05 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
06
Multiplier
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
-
Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value
If C001-06 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
07
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken
08
Exponent
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
-
Power to which a unit is raised
If C001-08 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
09
Multiplier
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
-
Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value
If C001-09 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
10
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken
11
Exponent
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
-
Power to which a unit is raised
If C001-11 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
12
Multiplier
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
-
Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value
If C001-12 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
13
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken
14
Exponent
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
-
Power to which a unit is raised
If C001-14 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
15
Multiplier
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
-
Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value
If C001-15 is not used, its value is to be interpreted as 1.
MEA05
Range Minimum
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
20
1
The value specifying the minimum of the measurement range
L050412: If MEA-05 is present, then at least one of MEA-04 or MEA-12 is required
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
20
1
The value specifying the maximum of the measurement range
L060412: If MEA-06 is present, then at least one of MEA-04 or MEA-12 is required
MEA07
Measurement Significance Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code used to benchmark, qualify or further define a measurement value
L07030506: If MEA-07 is present, then at least one of MEA-03, MEA-05 or MEA-06 is required
MEA08
Measurement Attribute Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
1
Code used to express an attribute response when a numeric measurement value cannot be determined
E0803: Only one of MEA-08 or MEA-03 may be present
MEA09
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described
MEA10
Measurement Method or Device
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
1
The method or device used to record the measurement
MEA11
Code List Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
3
1
Code identifying a specific industry code list
P1112: If either MEA-11 or MEA-12 is present, then the other is required
MEA11 is the external code list for the unit of measure.
MEA12
Industry Code
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
1
Code indicating a code from a specific industry code list
MEA12 defines the unit of measure for MEA03, MEA05, and MEA06 from an external code list.

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