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  SOP Manuals

In the event of a car accident, faulty airbags or an unbuckled seatbelt offers no protection. Gas measurement standard operating procedures (SOP) that are improperly written or are not followed can leave your company just as vulnerable. Compliance with government regulations, especially Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), can be a guessing game at best. Fortunately, there are experts that you can rely on to protect your company and keep your SOP manual fully compliant.

Deep Expertise

We have more than 40 years of gas measurement experience working with energy companies just like yours. We understand industry pain points and protocol, and we can create an SOP manual to truly mirror how you do business.

When GCI writes your SOP, you’ll know that it is:

  • Auditable
  • Verifiable
  • Accountable

Simply put, your manual will meet all requirements outlined by SOX, including scope, applicability, governance, and terms and definitions. Perhaps best of all, you’ll be confident that your company will be protected in the event of any government investigation or lawsuit. You’ll also know that each of your employees is performing from a set of standards, ensuring the quality and integrity of your company.

Our Process

We start with a set of SOX-compliant SOP templates that address the most common operations required of measurement professionals. We offer two options:  You can adapt the templates to your company, or GCI can create an SOP manual specific to your structure, processes, people and equipment. Each portion of the manual will identify the recommended standard (AGA, API or GPA), allowing users to refer to reference documents as appropriate.

A compliant SOP manual will address each of these topics:

  • Guidelines and Requirements
  • Frequency
  • QA Inspection Procedures
  • Control Evidence
  • Applicable Forms

Here are some examples of chapters covered in the SOP manual:

  • Orifice Meters
  • Turbine Meters for Gas and Liquid Measurement
  • Positive Displacement Meters
  • Electronic Flow Measurement: Instruments, Recorders and Test Equipment
  • Gas Sampling
  • Chromatographs
  • Mass Flow Measurement

Your Benefits

Your procedures will work for you, providing a checklist of activities performed and a set of standardized and efficient processes. When your SOP manual is properly written, you’ll experience:

  • Reduced Work Effort
  • Improved Data Comparability
  • Credibility
  • Legal Defensibility

Contact us to learn more or to receive sample documents included in our SOP manuals. Call 281-598-7200 or e-mail your name and phone number to .

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