Engineering Process Controllers (EPC) are frequently based on parametrized models. If process conditions change, the parameter estimates used by the controllers may become biased, and the quality characteristics will be affected. To detect such changes it is adequate to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods. The run length statistic is commonly used to describe the performance of an SPC chart. This paper develops approximations for the first two moments of the run length distribution of a one-sided Shewhart chart used to detect two types of process changes in a system that is regulated by a given EPC scheme: i) changes in the level parameter; ii) changes in the drift parameter. If the drift parameter shifts, it is further assumed that the form of the drift process changes from a linear trend under white noise (the in-control drift model) into a random walk with drift model. Two different approximations for the run length moments are presented and their accuracy is numerically analyzed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty