What to do when my equipment has values above the defined tolerance?

The following needs to be evaluated:

  • What impact this may have had in the process;
  • What led to the degradation of equipment? – misuse, frequency of use, inherent susceptibility to degradation etc .;
  • Is the set tolerance the most appropriate for that type of equipment? – often very tight tolerances are defined for the specifications of the equipment;
  • Can a correction factor be applied?;
  • Does the equipment need to be changed?