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  • Understand and set up the drift method
  • Optimise calibration intervals for the company’s measuring instrument base
  • Reduce MIM costs while also limiting risks based on novel strategies
  • Managers of measuring instrument bases
  • Companies with an instrument base that includes dimensional gauges or standards such as ring and plug gauges, set of measurement standards, gauge blocks, calliper gauges, etc.
  • Have Optimu software (V6 minimum) and know how to use the MIM module
  • Basic knowledge of metrology
  • Basic maths skills
  • Be in possession of a calibration results history* (if not on Optimu, then a printed or computer generated list)*

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to set up the drift method and give a reasoned case for the calibration intervals best suited to the company’s measuring instrument base, thus guaranteeing the industrial risk while reducing calibration costs.



  • Basic concepts: standards requirements, definitions, basic statistics, measurement uncertainty concept, etc.
  • Reminder of basic statistics principles: probability distribution, standardized deviations, normal distribution, etc.
  • Presentation of the method: notion, principle, set up
  • Sample calculations using Excel
    Practical training with Optimu
  • Reminder of functionalities
  • Advance settings for the Optimization module
  • Database analysis
  • Improvement, reorganisation
    Applying the method to the measuring instruments base
  • Definition of instrument families
  • Optimu settings
  • Example using one or more instrument families
    Good practices
  • Continuous improvement in the optimization of calibration intervals
  • Specific questions relating to the instrument base
  • Customised training programme
    Continuing support after course end
  • Schedule to be determined with the participants
  • Support via email / telephone / web session
  • Telephone follow-up - 2 weeks after course end
From 2400 € Ex. Tax On site or at our premises For a group of up to 12 people CUSTOM - Pre and post-course support and mentoring
Remote Coaching
From 2100 € Ex. Tax Course available in full online format Pre and post-course support and follow-up - Remote Coaching Customized
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  • Understand and set up the drift method
  • Optimise calibration intervals for the company’s measuring instrument base
  • Reduce measuring instrument management costs while also limiting risks based on novel strategies