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CON TROL A N D CA LIB RA TION OF MEA S U RIN G A N D TES T EQU IPMEN T (M&TE)
S A MPLE LES S ON PLA N
The instructor should be familiar with the following background information:
Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE) includes instruments, tools, and
devices used to calibrate or verify installed field equipment. Typically
M&TE equipment comes in two forms, primary and secondary standards. A
primary standard is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) and is environmentally controlled at the owner facility.
The secondary standard is traceable to the primary and is used for field
calibration of installed equipment.
An effective M&TE program should contain the following elements:
M&TE program based on traceable standards,
controlled procedures used to calibrate M&TE,
facilities established for control, storage, and issuance of M&TE,
unique identification number for each piece of M&TE,
any M&TE found out of calibration tolerance (gross error) receives a
timely evaluation to determine the condition of all the calibrations for
which it was used since its last successful calibration, and
periodic reviews to determine that the control of M&TE is effective.
To teach this lesson, the following training housekeeping items are required:
Location for the training,
Approximately 30 minute time period for the training,
Notification of selected employees, and
A copy of the facility's M&TE program.