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MEA Measurements

To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)
Sequence
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
01
737
Measurement Reference ID Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the broad category to which a measurement applies
Codes (178)
02
Measurement Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
3
1
Code identifying a specific product or process characteristic to which a measurement applies
Codes (1375)
03
Measurement Value
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
20
1
The value of the measurement
R03050608
04
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
Codes (925)
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
Codes (925)
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
Codes (925)
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
Codes (925)
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
Codes (925)
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.
05
Range Minimum
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
20
1
The value specifying the minimum of the measurement range
L050412
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.
06
Range Maximum
Decimal number (R)
Conditional
1
20
1
The value specifying the maximum of the measurement range
L060412
07
Measurement Significance Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the benchmark of, qualify or further define a measurement value
L07030506
Codes (130)
08
Measurement Attribute Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
1
Code indicating an attribute response when a numeric measurement value cannot be determined
E0803
Codes (59)
09
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described
Codes (110)
10
Measurement Method or Device Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
1
Code indicating the method or device used to record the measurement
Codes (14)
11
Code List Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
3
1
Code identifying a specific industry code list
P1112
MEA11 is the external code list for the unit of measure.
Codes (1056)
12
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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