Metology and Quality Systems

Higher education teachers: Drnovšek Janko
Collaborators: Begeš Gaber, Geršak Gregor, Pušnik Igor
Credits: 4
Subject code: 64820

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the Doctoral study programme in Electrical Engineering (3rd cycle)

Content (Syllabus outline):

International standardization and compatibility of products, services and processes for regulated and voluntary field: basic principles of metrology systems and standardization, organization of the accreditation organization, certification systems, review of European technical legislation, control and analyses of active quality systems, ISO and EN standards, basic knowledge on preparation of laboratories. Development and realization of basic SI units, physical constants, hierarchical organisation of metrology systems, international compatibility, metrology development, elements of formal measurement theory, symbolical representation, information contents, measurement theory, measurement error and measurement uncertainty analyses, classification of errors, calibration, etalons, basic of quantum metrology, reference materials, processing and evaluation of measurement results, testing, calibration, measurement system parameters. Quality control, quality assurance, total quality assurance, quality costs, bad quality costs, organizational knowledge, business functions and processes, administration management, decision-making, coordination, systems and planning techniques, quality information systems, products and services quality. Become aware of modern quality assurance techniques with examples of interlaboratory comparisons, risk assessment in testing procedure evaluation and preparation of optimal experiment. The process of adopting new standards in the field of medical instrumentation (procedures, clinical validation, risk analysis). Steady state heat transfer and heat balance, heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation), heat transfer through walls (planparallel, cylindric), temperature and temperature scales (realization and dissemination), thermometers (resistance, thermocouples, liquid-in-glass, radiation, thermal imagers), energy efficiency of buildings (design, insulation, ventilation, heating, cooling, calculation, measurement, energy certificate)

Objectives and competences:

The goal of the course is to inform and qualify candidates with knowledge of total quality management, from assesment througt certification of quality sistems, dealing with technical quality and become aware of tools for attaining success. Student gain knowledge on metrology of physical, chemical and physiological quantities, principles and prevailing techical practices in measurement and measurement uncertainty and measurement result analises. Candidate become aware of reliability, safety, economy and energy efficiency, legislation and environment problematics related to quality.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • basic concept of technical infrastructure;
  • concrete technical knowledge on testing, laboratory work on quality assurance and product safety, preparation of optimal experiment;
  • knowledge on implementation of quality system and total quality management;
  • relation of quality and law, safety and environment on different technical, medical and psychological fields;

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures with practical examples,
  • seminar,
  • individual work.

Study materials

  1. Pham, D.T., Oztemel, E., Intelligent Quality Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1996
  2. Montgomery, D.C.: Introduction to Statistical Quality Control. 4. izdaja. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2001
  3. A.J.Marlow: Quality control for Technical Documentation, Amazon, 2005
  4. Regtien, P.P.L.: Measurement Science for Engineers. London, Sterling: Kogan Page Science. 2004
  6. I. Pušnik, , Preskušanje in energetska učinkovitost , študijska skripta
  7. D.R. Pitts, L.E Sissom, Heat transfer, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1977
  8. J.V. Nicholas, D.R. White, Traceable temperatures, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1994
  9. D.P. DeWitt, G.D. Nutter, Theory and practice of radiation thermometry, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1988
  10. W. Feist, Passive house planning package, PHI technical information, Darmstadt 2007