C001 Composite Unit of Measure

To identify a composite unit of measure (See Figures Appendix for examples of use)

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
C00101
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
C00102
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.
C00103
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.
C00104
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
C00105
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.
C00106
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.
C00107
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
C00108
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.
C00109
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.
C00110
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
C00111
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.
C00112
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.
C00113
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
C00114
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.
C00115
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.

Figures Appendix

USAGE:

The structure of composite data element C001 permits reporting a unit of measurement that does not appear in the DE355 code list, but is composed of entries from the DE355 code list. For example, if DE355 does not contain a code for “pounds per square foot,” but does contain codes for “pound” and “foot,” the composite data element C001 permits the reporting of “pounds per square foot” without requesting an addition to DE355. Therefore, use of this composite data element structure reduces the need for additional codes in DE355.

For codes already existing in DE355, composite data element C001 equates to DE355 and no subelement delimiter is used.

DEFAULTS:

If not specified, the value of the exponent defaults to 1.

If not specified, the value of the multiplier defaults to 1.

EXAMPLES:

The following examples are current DE355 codes. If these codes had not already existed, C001 could have been utilized, instead, as follows:

EXAMPLE 1

Desired Unit of Measure: Square Inch (SI)

Basic Units: Inch (IN)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Inch (IN)2Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: IN : 2

EXAMPLE 2

Desired Unit of Measure: Pound per Square Inch (PS)

Basic Units: Pound (LB), Inch (IN)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Pound (LB)Understood as 1Understood as 1
Inch (IN)-2Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: LB ::: IN : -2

EXAMPLE 3

Desired Unit of Measure: Hundred Feet (FT)

Basic Units: Foot (FT)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Foot (FT)Understood as 1100

Resulting Composite: FT :: 100

EXAMPLE 4

Desired Unit of Measure: Hundred Cubic Feet (HH)

Basic Units: Foot (FT)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Foot (FT)3100

Resulting Composite: FT : 3 : 100

EXAMPLE 5

Desired Unit of Measure: Quarter Dozen (QD)

Basic Units: Dozen (DZ)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Dozen (DZ)Understood as 10.25

Resulting Composite: DZ :: .25

EXAMPLE 6

Desired Unit of Measure: Pounds per Ream (RP)

Basic Units: Pound (LB), Ream (RM)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Pound (LB)Understood as 1Understood as 1
Ream (RM)Understood as 1Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: LB ::: RM : -1

EXAMPLE 7

Desired Unit of Measure: Hundred Boxes (HB)

Basic Units: Box (BX)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Box (BX)Understood as 1100

Resulting Composite: BX :: 100

EXAMPLE 8

Desired Unit of Measure: Square Meters per Second (S4)

Basic Units: Meter (MR), Second (S2)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Meter (MR)2Understood as 1
Second (S2)Understood as 1Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: MR : 2 :: S2 : -1

EXAMPLE 9

Desired Unit of Measure: Thousand Cubic Feet (FC)

Basic Units: Foot (FT)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Foot (FT)31000

Resulting Composite: FT : 3 : 1000

EXAMPLE 10

Desired Unit of Measure: Thousandths of an Inch (T2)

Basic Units: Inch (IN)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Inch (IN)Understood as 10.001

Resulting Composite: IN :: .001

EXAMPLE 11

Desired Unit of Measure: Foot-Pounds (85)

Basic Units: Foot (FT) Pound (LB)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Foot (FT)Understood as 1Understood as 1
Pound (LB)Understood as 1Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: FT ::: LB

EXAMPLE 12

Desired Unit of Measure: Foot-Pounds per Second (not assigned)

Basic Units: Foot (FT), Pound (LB), Second (S2)

Basic Unit of MeasureExponentMultiplier
Foot (FT)Understood as 1Understood as 1
Pound (LB)Understood as 1Understood as 1
Second (S2)Understood as 1Understood as 1

Resulting Composite: FT ::: LB ::: SB : -1

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