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MEMORANDUM
SCOPUS ENGINEERING LIMITED
To: All Surveyors From: Scopus QA/QC
Subject: Flange Survey Requirements Date: 31/07/14

Reference: Flange Survey Requirements


There have been instances recently where TP flanges have been calculated incorrectly. In some
cases this has caused Pipework to be fabricated dimensionally incorrect and subsequent rework
required.

Upon investigation the surveyed Flanges have had a thickness of 0mm input during Survey
calculations causing the 3D Asbuilt position of the Flange to be incorrect.
The investigation also revealed that no log file data showing the input Flange thickness of 0mm was
present in the relevant field.

Input of the correct Flange thickness, Interrogating flange survey data and log files, being aware that
some data may be missing and making corrective action prior to formal issue of results is of
paramount importance and the responsibility of both Surveyor and Survey checker.

All Scopus surveyors are therefore reminded that all dimensional control surveys, processing,
finalising and issuing of formal results must be in accordance with Scopus LRQA ISO 9001 2008
accreditation and in house procedure SCOP-DSC-003.
It is of the utmost importance that ALL Survey results are correct at time of issue and any incorrect
input of data identified and corrected pre issue.

Included is a typical example of Flange data input with 0mm thickness which in turn places the
surveyed Flange in an incorrect position- correct input of data also included


Note- the Survey Program Code is currently being modified to prevent a thickness of 0mm being
entered.
However, prior to the issue of the updated Survey Program ALL Surveyors must be aware of the
issues noted above and ensure input of 0mm or incorrect input of Flange thickness are identified and
corrected prior to the formal issue of Survey results.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MIRRORING A SURVEYED FLANGE
1

0mmThicknessentered
Whencheckingsurveybeaware
thatifflangedataforthicknessis
enteredas0mmtherewillbeno
fieldforthicknessinlogfile.
F01ofsurveyedflange
E.406419
N.204776
EL.+24727
C012DirectionSurveyPoint
Scriptedflangeinincorrectposition.
Whenflangethicknessisenteredas0mm,
thescriptedpositionofmirroredflangeis
incorrect.
Flangem01
C014 BoltSurveyPoints
C013Face3SurveyPoints
IncorrectThicknessEntered
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MIRRORING A SURVEYED FLANGE
2


CorrectThicknessentered
Flangethicknessenteredas
measuredbytapingonsite.
Scriptedflangeincorrectposition.
Mirroringflangebythickness,
raisedface, andgasket sum.
C013Face3SurveyPoints
Flangem01
C014 BoltSurveyPoints
F01ofsurveyedflange
E.406454
N.204776
EL.+24729
CorrectThicknessEntered
C012DirectionSurveyPoint