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Standard Calibration Procedure for Magnetic Yoke

1.0 Purpose
1.1 To establish a standard procedure for calibration of Magnetic Particle Inspection Yokes (A/C)

2.0 Requirements
2.1 The calibration laboratory shall be furnished with all items of equipment (including reference materials) required for the
correct performance of calibrations and tests. In those cases where the laboratory needs to use equipment outside its
permanent control, it shall ensure that the relevant requirements of this section are met.

2.2 All measuring and testing equipment having an effect on the accuracy or validity of calibrations or tests shall be calibrated
and/or verified before being put into service. The laboratory shall have an established program for the calibration and
verification of its measuring and test equipment. The program will ensure the recall or removal from service of any standard
or equipment that has exceeded its calibration interval or is otherwise judged to be unreliable.

2.3 The laboratory shall use appropriate methods and procedures for all calibrations and tests and related activities within its
responsibility (including sampling, handling, transport and storage, preparation of items, estimation of uncertainty of
measurement and analysis of calibration and/or test data). They shall be consistent with the accuracy required and with any
standard specifications relevant to the calibrations or tests concerned.

2.4 The laboratory shall have documented instructions on the use and operation of all relevant equipment, on the handling and
preparation of items, and for calibration and/or testing, where the absence of such instructions could jeopardize the calibrations
or tests. All instructions, standards, manuals and reference data relevant to the work of the laboratory shall be maintained up-
to-date and be readily available to the staff.

3.0 Referenced Documents
3.1 ISO 17025
3.2 ASTM E 709

4.0 Materials Required
4.1 Weight Lift Test Bar

5.0 Tolerances / Required Range / Measurement Uncertainties
5.1 Ability to Lift a 10lb Test Bar

6.0 Procedure
6.1 Place Yoke legs on the test bar at 2-4” apart. This shall be measured from the center line of the pole legs.
6.2 In the A/C Mode, energize the yoke and lift the test bar (10lb).

7.0 Records
7.1 The records for item requiring calibration shall include an individual record of calibration or verification, or other means of
control. This record shall provide a description or identification of the item, calibration interval (max verification interval
permitted is 6 months), date calibrated, identification of the calibration source, calibration results (data and/or condition status)
and calibration action taken (adjusted, repaired, new value assigned, de-rated, etc.).

8.0 Calibration Status
8.1 Item shall be labeled to indicate calibration or verification status. The label shall identify specific date calibrated (date, month,
year, Julian date, or equivalent) and the specific calibration due date or usage equivalent. Items not calibrated to their full
capability or which have other limitations of use, shall be labeled or otherwise identified as to the limitations. When it is
impractical to apply a label directly to an item, the label may be affixed to the instrument container or some other suitable
means may be used to reflect calibration status. Tamper resistant seals are affixed to operator accessible controls or
adjustments, which if moved will invalidate the calibration. The quality system shall provide instructions for disposition of
equipment with broken tamper resistant seals.

9.0 Storage and Handling
9.1 Items shall be handled, stored, and transported in a manner which shall not adversely affect the calibration or condition of the
equipment.

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