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Suspect/Counterfeit Items Awareness
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In order to receive credit for this training course, you must agree to comply with the following conditions.
All responses to this course must be provided solely by the student. The student may neither seek nor receive any assistance, either written or oral, for such responses. Seeking and/or using assistance constitutes a violation of DOE and BNL requirements and could result in disciplinary action. This course is for BSA employees, onsite contractors and suppliers use only.
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Each screen has a link that enables you to e-mail your questions to an expert for answers, or send comments about this training.
At the completion of this training, you will be able to:
Suspect Items: A suspect item is one in which there is an indication by visual inspection, testing, or other information that it may not conform to established Government- or industry-accepted specifications or national consensus standards.
Counterfeit Items: A counterfeit item is a suspect item that is a copy or substitute without legal right or authority to do so or one whose material, performance, or characteristics are knowingly misrepresented by the vendor, supplier, distributor, or manufacturer.
The Five Suspect/Counterfeit Items Categories are:
Suspect/Counterfeit Items can:
Category 1 – Piping
Category 2 – Electrical
Category 3 – Bolts/Fasteners
Category 4 – Hoisting and Rigging/Material Handling
Category 5 – Documentation and Certification
The following slides show examples of Suspect/Counterfeit Items in each category.
The “½ PSI” pressure marking is incorrect for the valve on the left (this is a 1/2 inch size valve generally used in fluid control.)
The valve on the right is a gas ball valve with the correct markings.
Additional counterfeit information includes extra approval markings (e.g. FM and AGA); as illustrated on the left.
WATTS gas ball valves are only approved by UL and CSA.
Comparison between two ½” Forged CSA Ball Gas Valves
Left – Counterfeit
Right – Good
Conflicting information ½ psi – 608 WOG
FM – Factory Mutual marking
Suspect General Electric Molded Case Circuit Breakers – Refurbished, Sold as New
Label printed with both “General Electric” and “GE” markings -
Manufacturerstopped marking with both indicators over 20 years ago.
New breakers should now only be marked with “GE”
Also, look for worn labels as sign of refurbished breakers.
Ratchet Tie-down without Strap
Bolt in ratchet is a Grade 8 with no manufacturer’s marking.
Manufacturer’s mark is required.
For more information, go to Dept. of Energy Suspect/Counterfeit Defective Items website: http://www.eh.doe.gov/paa/sci
Known markings that indicate
Click here for a Fastener Headmark Card.
No manufacturer markings. “China” is marked; however, this is unacceptable as Dept. of Energy standards require the manufacturer’s name or trademark.
If you Discover a Suspect/Counterfeit Item, You Must:
2. Make sure that the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Coordinator is notified. If you don’t know who the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Coordinator is, contact:
For Brookhaven Employees: contact your ES&H Coordinator or Quality Representative who will then notify the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Coordinator.
For Contractors/Suppliers: contact your Brookhaven Point of Contact, who will then notify the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Coordinator.
Your Role in Suspect/Counterfeit Items program is to prevent Suspect/Counterfeit Items from being used at BNL.
You are required to stop using the equipment and notify appropriate personnel when a suspect/counterfeit item is found.
Click any of the tools below to help identify Suspect/Counterfeit Items
Suspect Bolt Head Marking Card / Head Mark List
Suspect Indications List
Suspect Stainless Steel Fastener Head Mark List.
Contact your Brookhaven Point of Contact, ESH Coordinator, or the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Coordinator for more information.