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1. IN TROD U CTION
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of
existing and in developing new programs to ensure the accuracy and integrity of performance
data derived from Plant process and control instrumentation is verified by controlled
application of properly calibrated/certified measuring and test equipment (M&TE) having the
appropriate precision, design accuracy, and durability for their intended use. It is expected
that each DOE facility may use different approaches or methods than those defined in this
guide. The specific guidelines that follow reflect generally accepted industry practices.
Therefore, deviation from any particular guideline would not, in itself, indicate a problem.
If substantive differences exist between the intent of the Guideline and actual practice,
management should evaluate current practice to determine the need to include/exclude
proposed features. A change to maintenance practice would be appropriate if a performance
weakness was determined to exist. Development, documentation, and implementation of
other features which further enhance these guidelines for specific applications, is encouraged.
Additional information pertinent to the implementation of this guideline is found in the
following DOE Guidelines:
"Guidelines to Good Practices f or Procurem ent of Parts, M aterials, and S erv ices at
DOE N uclear Facilities"
"Guidelines to Good Practices f or M aterial R eceipt, Inspection, Handling, S torage,
R etriev al, and Issuance at DOE N uclear Facilities"
Appendix E is provided for use by facility trainers who intend to provide training
regarding this element.
1.2 B ackground
The information in this guide was developed from commercial and DOE sources.
Each facility should select those details that are applicable, add any unlisted knowledge or
experience that are applicable, and develop and implement facility-specific M&TE
maintenance programs. Facilities that have existing documented M&TE maintenance
programs should review this guide to identify details that may enhance their existing
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