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EGBA SPLIT-CLAMPS LIMITED

Ref. No: ESCL-SOP-019

Procedure for Control of Inspection,
Measurement and Test Equipment

Rev. No: 00
Issue Date:12th Nov, 2012
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PROCEDURE FOR CONTROL OF
INSPECTION, MEASUREMENT AND
TEST EQUIPMENT

APPROVAL AND REVISION STATUS
Rev. No.

Issue Date

Revision

00

12/11/2012

Identification
First Issue

Prepared by

Reviewed

Approved by

QHSE
Manager

by
Production
Manager

Managing
Director

EGBA SPLIT-CLAMPS LIMITED

Ref. No: ESCL-SOP-019

Procedure for Control of Inspection,
Measurement and Test Equipment

Rev. No: 00
Issue Date:12th Nov, 2012
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CHANGE (S)/AMENDMENT (S)
The change(s)/amendment(s) noted below have been made and approved by the
Managing Director for issue.
Change/Amendment No.

Date

Page

Description of Change/Amendment

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EGBA SPLIT-CLAMPS LIMITED

Ref. No: ESCL-SOP-019

Procedure for Control of Inspection,
Measurement and Test Equipment

Rev. No: 00
Issue Date:12th Nov, 2012
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this procedure is to establish methods to validate inspection,
measurement and test equipment used in ESCL operations in order to provide
confidence in the data generated by the inspection, measurement and test process
and ensure the equipment is properly identified and maintained.

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SCOPE
This procedure is applicable to all inspection, measurement and test equipment used
by ESCL in the production of Egba Split-Clamps and provision of pipeline clamping
services.

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REFERENCES
NIS ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems – Requirements
NIS ISO 9000:2005, Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and Vocabulary.
ESCL Quality Manual (ESCL-QM-001)
ESCL-SOP-014, Materials/Store Control Procedure
Form 128, Calibration Status Log.

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TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
The following terms and definitions and the ones given in ESCL Quality Manual and
NIS ISO 9000:2005 apply.

4.1

ESCL: Egba Split-Clamps Limited.

4.2

ISO: International Organization for Standardization

4.3 NIS: Nigerian Industrial Standard
4.4 Calibration: Comparism and adjustment to a standard of known accuracy.
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RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
QHSE Manager or his designee: Maintains necessary records on measuring
equipment and initiate and monitor calibration or verification programme.

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PROCEDURE

6.1

Appropriate inspection, measurement and test equipment needed for quality control
activities in ESCL processes are acquired.

6.2

EGBA SPLIT-CLAMPS LIMITED

Ref. No: ESCL-SOP-019

Procedure for Control of Inspection,
Measurement and Test Equipment

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Issue Date:12th Nov, 2012
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Initial calibration prior to first use when required is undertaken in newly acquired
equipment in order to validate the required bias and precision. In some cases, the
equipment is procured along with required certificate of calibration that validates the
precision.

6.3

Periodic adjustment, repair and re-calibration are undertaken taking into consideration
the:
 Manufacturers recommendation;
 Criticality of measurement;
 Method and extent of use;
 Need to maintain the required accuracy in use; and
 Contractual requirement of the customer exceeding established calibration routine.

6.4

Calibration or verification is performed by competent agencies using measurement
standards that are traceable to international or national standards, manufacturer’s
instruction or reference procedures as applicable.

6.5

Calibrated equipment is identified with a label indicating the company performing the
calibration, the date of calibration, and the due date of the next calibration.

6.6

Each calibration or verification exercise is accompanied by a certificate, which as a
minimum contains:
 Issuing date and period of validity;
 Equipment type or identification;
 Name of calibrating company.

6.7

The valid calibration certificate is maintained. The invalid one when maintained is
marked “For Reference Only”.

6.8 Calibration Status log (Form 128) is maintained and updated for all calibrated equipment
to facilitate monitoring the calibration validity and status and contains the following
information as appropriate:
 Equipment name or other identification;
 Date of calibration;
 Next calibration;
 Calibrated by; and
 Remark and signature.

EGBA SPLIT-CLAMPS LIMITED

Ref. No: ESCL-SOP-019

Procedure for Control of Inspection,
Measurement and Test Equipment

Rev. No: 00
Issue Date:12th Nov, 2012
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6.9 Each inspection, measurement and test equipment is requested and used by personnel
having knowledge of the proper use. The user does not adjust permanent calibration
setting. Where possible, a seal or tamper resistant device is installed to prevent
access for unqualified or uncertified adjustment.
6.10

Each inspection, measurement and test equipment is carefully handled during use
and stored in a safe area to prevent damage or deterioration.

6.11

Inspection, measurement and test equipment found not to conform to requirements is
withdrawn from service and marked or tagged “do not use”. The equipment is repaired
or scrapped. Repaired equipment is re-calibrated to restore the calibration status.

6.12

In cases of calibrated equipment found not to conform to requirements, previous
results from such equipment are assessed for validity and noted. In critical cases, the
customer is informed.

6.13

Inspection, measurement and test equipment not in active use is not calibrated until
needed.

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RECORDS

7.1

Calibration status record (Form 128).

7.2

Identification labels or records on calibrated equipment.

7.3

Calibration certificate.