Errors in Your Data

The Errors in Your Data course uses an online based diagnostic approach focused on helping operators of material testing systems understand any data integrity issues they may come across during testing. This course is intended for both new and experienced operators, including lab technicians, engineers, and anyone performing material testing.

Topics Include

  • Physical Measurements (Load Cells / Extensometers)
  • Testing Fixtures
  • Misalignment (Specimen and System)
  • Incorrect Applications
  • Software Method Development
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Poor Machine Testing Control
  • Agents External to the Testing System (Vibration)
  • Common Operator Missteps
Other Topics:
  • Proper Interpretation of Testing Standards (ASTM / ISO)
  • Unexpected Frame Movement
  • Prevention of Errors Before They Happen
  • System Preventative Maintenance
Course Objective

After completing this course, you will be familiar with common errors seen in materials testing. You will also be familiar with the potential causes for such errors and how to approach resolving them in a timely manner.

Course DetailsPrerequisites:
  • A General Understanding of Material Testing Principles and Equipment
  • Completion of Introduction to Materials Testing (Live or in Person) Recommended, but Not Required
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour
Payment Options: Paypal, Credit Card, or Standard Company Purchase Order
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