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ASTM E2608-08

ASTM E2608-08

Standard Practice for Equipment Control Matrix (ECM)

2014-06-10 /Historical
Superseeded by:
Significance and Use:

This practice establishes a standard equipment control methodology to aid in requirements determination and communication with the end goal of the promulgation of safe, secure, cost effective, and risk appropriate control and tracking methodologies.

The ECCs provide standard classes for equipment based on control and tracking requirements for the equipment.

The ECLs provide standard names and definitions for existing equipment control practices.

The ECM relates the equipment control classes to the equipment control levels, providing a baseline for determination of safe, secure, risk appropriate, and cost effective control and tracking of various classes of equipment.

This practice encourages an inclusive understanding and communication of the control and tracking of equipment and enables meaningful discussion between parties with interest in the equipment.

This practice is intended to foster and enable additional standard practices related to or based on these terms and concepts.


1.1 This practice describes equipment control classes (ECCs), equipment control levels (ECLs), and their relationships.

1.2 This practice is intended to be applicable and appropriate for all equipment-holding entities.

1.3 This practice covers property categorized as equipment. Equipment as defined in Terminology E 2135 is non-expendable, tangible moveable property needed for the performance of a task or useful in effecting an obligation.

1.4 This practice can be applied to an individual item of equipment, to groupings of equipment, or to all or a subset of an entity's equipment.

1.5 In accordance with the provisions of Practice E 2279, this practice clarifies and enables effective and efficient control and tracking of equipment.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

assets; ECC; ECL; ECM; equipment; equipment control classes; equipment control levels; equipment control matrix; moveable property; property
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