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WORK INSTRUCTION

FOR
CALIBRATION OF PRESSURE GAUGES

Job Number

Document No
2

FABRICATION DIVISION

Location:

00

Date

01.09.04

Prepared
By

SP/PK

Quality Management

Reviewed
By

SNS

Jamnagar

Approved
By

AJV

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, JAMNAGAR

Department:

Revision Number

Hard copy of this procedure shall be treated as uncontrolled if not signed by approver
For latest revision please check with soft copy in network.

Time of Print: 3:46 PM


Date of Print: 12/02/04

Fabrication Division
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, JAMNAGAR

CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
2. PURPOSE
3. SCOPE
4. ABBREVIATIONS & DEFINITIONS
5. RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY
6. REFERENCE
7. FLOW CHART
8. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALIBRATION OF PRESSURE GAUGE
9. RECORDS

Work instruction for calibration of pressure gauges


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1.

INTRODUCTION
Calibrated pressure gauges are to be used for pressure testing to ensure the correctness of the
applied pressure. The Calibration of pressure gauges is one of the critical process and need to
be controlled to ensure the proper calibration of the gauges.

2.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this work instruction is to provide step by step instruction for the calibration of
Pressure Gauges.

3.

SCOPE
The scope of this work instruction is limited to the calibration of pressure gauges with
calibrated dead weight tester and used for the pressure testing of piping and equipments.

4.

5.

ABBREVIATIONS & DEFINITIONS


QMD

Quality management department

HOD

Head of department.

DWT

Dead Weight Tester

P.G

Pressure Gauge

RIL

Reliance Industries Limited

RESPONSIBILITY & AUTHORITY


QMD HOD is responsible for approval of this work instruction.
QMD Lead, Fabrication Division is responsible for implementation and maintaining of this
procedure.

6.

REFERENCE
ASTM E1003
IS 3624

Work instruction for calibration of pressure gauges


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7.

FLOW CHART
Request
For pressure
calibration

gauge
Return to
store/requestor

Verify the gauge


for physical
damage

Reject the gauge

Not ok

Ok
Install the pressure gauge to be calibrated on DWT, Remove the gauge
glass to check tension of pointer. Record readings 0%, 25%, 50%,
75%, 100% of the span in Pressure Gauge Before Adjustment

Not setting within


two attempts

Check for Zero reading,

No

Is reading
zero?

Adjust Pointer

Yes
Apply Pressure 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and
100% of the gauge reading

Adjust pointer in the


deviation points

No

Whether reading is
within 1% of Full
Scale reading

Yes
Decrease Pressure in the steps of 75%, 50%,
25%, and 0% of the gauge reading

No
Whether reading
is within 1% of
Full Scale reading
Yes, Gauge Calibrated/Adjusted for use
2QA FMT ME
050

Fix sticker on the gauge with tag


no and calibration date.

Update data in the


database

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8.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALIBRATION OF PRESSURE GAUGE


Following points are to be followed for calibration of pressure gauges,
Step 1
Requester shall give request for calibration of pressure gauges to QMD Lead or his
representative of Fabrication Division by filling through format No.2QA FMT ME 051 Rev.00.
For fabrication division internal use, the request format need not be given. The detail will be
entered in the register.
Step 2
Check the gauge for any physical damages. In case of any physical damage, reject the gauge
and return to requester/store as applicable.
Step 3
Then connect the pressure gauge on dead weight tester for calibration & remove the glass of
gauge to check the tension of the pointer.
Step 4
Note the readings @ 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% of the full scale reading and record the
reading in format No. 2QAFMT ME 050.
Step 5
If the deviation at the interval is within 1% of the full scale reading, start reducing the pressure
and note the reading @ 75%, 50%, 25%, and 0%, of the full scale reading and record the
reading in format No. 2QAFMT ME 050.
Step 6
If the deviation at the interval is within 1% of the full-scale reading, the gauge can be certified
as calibrated. Put calibration sticker with tag no., calibration date and validity in case of outside
gauges. For fabrication division gauges only put the printer paper with calibration date and tag
no., validity need not be mentioned.
Step 7
Enter the detail in the database for future use.
Deviation
In case the deviation in the reading of step 5 and/or step 6 exceeds 1% of the full-scale reading,
try to adjust the needle at the deviation points and repeat the step 5 and step 6 after adjustment.
After adjustment, if the readings of step 5 and step 6 come within the limit, the gauge can be
certified as calibrated with the comment of adjusted and certified for use.

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The adjustment trial shall not be repeated more than two times. If after second trial also, the
reading deviation remains more than 1% of the full scale reading, the gauge shall be rejected.

9.

RECORDS
For gauges other than Fabrication Division, Certified Calibration Report will be issued to the
requestor along with the gauges. For gauges calibrated for Fabrication Division, Hard copies of
Calibration Report will be maintained for one month.
The following sticker shall be attached to each calibrated pressure gauge of Fabrication
Division
Fabrication Division
Certified for use
Pr. Gauge tag No._______________
Cal. Date
_______________
Calibrated by
_______________

Other than Fabrication Division, the following sticker will be fixed on the calibrated pressure
gauges
Fabrication Division
Certified for use
Pr. Gauge tag No._______________________
Cal. Date
_______________________
Next Cal. Date
_______________________
Calibrated by
_______________________

2 QA FMT ME 050 Rev. 00


2 QA FMT ME 051 Rev.00

Pressure Gauge Calibration Report


Request Format for Pressure Gauge Calibration (to be
maintained for one month)

Work instruction for calibration of pressure gauges


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