Measurement traceability system
Measurement traceability system provides guidelines regarding approvals process of controlling, traceability & calibration of reference standard materials.
Measurement traceability system provides the guidelines regarding approved method & concern process of monitoring, controlling the measurement, required traceability and calibration , testing of measuring instrument, measuring equipment and measuring devices and of reference standards materials to conducting measuring devices, instrument and equipment traceability to conducting proper procedure / process to communicate with various department, locations and tracking each measuring and concern calibration. The Measurement traceability system of reference materials & calibration of measuring equipment, measuring instrument and measuring devices used in various locations like manufacturing in-process product dimensions, sizes and shape verification, product standards verification and mostly in final product verification and testing in quality controls are conducted, and the calibration of equipment are required to ensure that their use produces accurate, to managing equipment as per range and accuracy and consistent results to ultimate final product assurance of quality concern and end application requirements as per customer requirements and product standards, specification concern.
Scope & Responsibility
The purpose of measurement traceability system establishment in organization is to provide guidelines to people that are works in various locations and workplaces are aware for measurement requirements for improvement of quality by managing measurement equipment. The procedure of measurement traceability system can apply to all activities concern product quality and requirements of internal system, the system should cover measurements and use of each measuring instrument, measuring equipment and measuring devices at any stage or location which directly concern with product quality and supporting process. The system can also apply for each incoming materials that used in manufacturing processes and supporting processes that can directly or indirectly affecting product quality, and for the verification and inspection processes conducted for incoming materials inspection by measuring devices, equipment and instrument.
Measurement traceability system process / procedure is important for quality & laboratory management system, quality manager is responsible for preparation, maintain and update measurement traceability system procedure and also for establish proper monitoring system, controlling system with proper follow up to ensure that each process is conducted proper in the system. Hence all the peoples of company are shall responsible to conduct proper process for calibration and use of equipment for various purposes i.e. measuring for quality testing and inspection. Quality manager monitoring on each activities of measurement & calibration concern activities to establishment / determine proper controls to manage quality and system at the level of requirements. Hence it is the responsibility of the General Manager to ensure that all measuring and monitoring equipment, measuring instrument and devices are being calibrated as per this procedure and employees controlling measuring and monitoring equipment, are properly trained and following the proper procedure established by quality department for particular measurement traceability system.
Measurement Equipment accuracy
Measurement equipment accuracy is maintained according to standards system adopted by management, the measurement traceability system’s prime requirements is measurement equipment accuracy is used to continuous tracking system of measurement equipment / measurement instruments as per standards system, and the calibration system are established to traceable required standards are helpful to determine equipment accuracy.
The standards references are used to maintain measurement equipment accuracy, in order to maintain accuracy in manufacturing / supporting processes requirements of measurement equipment in the work within the started work scope, and only appropriate equipment / instrument or device should be used and made continuously available. The measurement equipment, measurement instrument and measurement devices appropriateness are determine by requirements of internal measurement requirements and types of measurements are needs to conduct, the equipment / instrument requirements are manage as per range of measurement expectation of task / works that defined or required for product or standards and its accuracy and precision is important that determine as per calibration system and its concern records. The measurement equipment stability & capability are considered and to perform under the existing environmental conditions setup by management & government requirements. Document that help to determine measurement traceability awareness for various processes and measurement equipment used in various processes. See picture below:
Measurement traceability format given as above to help for determine measurement traceability, internal process requirements of the measurements and calibration to comply standards requirement of measurement as well as product standards. Measuring equipment / measuring instruments and measuring devices, which has been suitable calibrate as per standards system, and should be stored in a secure locations / storage divisions where its all accuracy and suitability for use for maintained throughout the period. The location where measurement equipment are storage that should be proper secure and locked / open authority should assigned by management.
The records for the measurement equipment, measurement instrument and measurement devices are description of the standards methods and standards procedures to calibrate relevant to quality measurement standards materials to be handled and update by quality manager for managing records and update accordingly.