The Control of Monitoring Measuring Equipment Procedure AS9001 establishes methods for using aerospace calibration equipment, and maintaining monitoring and measuring devices, as well as associated quality record-keeping. The procedure applies to aerospace personnel performing measurement systems analysis, monitoring and measurement activities, and the monitoring and measuring devices needed to provide evidence of conformity of product to determined requirements. (10 pages, 1753 words)
Monitoring Measuring Equipment Control Procedure AS9100 Responsibilities:
The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the measuring devices calibration program.
The Purchasing Manager and the Quality Assurance Manager are responsible for assuring subcontractor’s monitoring and measuring systems are adequate to assure compliance with aerospace safety and quality requirements.
All Employees are responsible for verifying that aerospace measuring instruments they use to monitor processes or measure items are within their calibration periods and for ensuring that such instruments are capable of measuring to required accuracy/tolerances.
AS9100 Monitoring Measuring Equipment Control Procedure Definitions:
Calibration – Comparison of a measurement standard or instrument of known accuracy with reference standard or instrument to detect, correlate, report, or eliminate by adjustment any variation in the accuracy of the item being compared.
Calibration period – Period during which a certified calibration is valid (e.g., if measuring equipment is calibrated in March, 2006, and certification expires in September, 2006, the calibration period is six (6) months).
Monitoring – Routine measurement or observation of monitoring/ measuring equipment, to check its functionality.
Monitoring and Measuring Equipment – Devices used to collect data and measure, gauge, test, inspect, or otherwise examine items to determine their compliance with specifications.
Reference Standard – Standard of the highest order of accuracy in a calibration system, establishing basic accuracy values for that system. A reference standard is typically traceable to a recognized standards body, such as NIST (the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology).