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Seal management is an additional component which one need to get activated in the system. The component is activated with Business Function ISU_LOC_CI_2.

The basic intention is to control the theft and tampering of Meters, and safeguard the Meter Reading process, till the possible extent.

After ACtivation one will get corresponding nodes in SPRO and Device Management–> Technology Tab.

Its just a step by step process to complete the seal management process.

The basic concept lies with Creation of seal/ Materials/ Seal Codes withe their unique numbers.

This component describes the processing or management of Seals in an SAP system. You may place a Seal or more Seals on a meter (device) to prevent its misuse. Seal Management is the process of tracking a Seal as it moves through the different statuses in its life cycle.

Seal Code- A seal code identifies the characteristics of a seal w.r.t material, plant and placement. characteristics like placement of seal internal or external, color, size and dimension. We can have multiple seals with the same Seal code.

Seal- A seal is the unique combination of a Seal Code and a Serial Number. Multiple seals can have the same Seal Code, however, the unique combination of a Seal Code and a Seal Number differentiates the seals from one another. Prerequisites : Seal Code must exists for the Seals that you are creating.

The consequitve steps are:-

1)  Issue-  The system issues the Seal to the Seal Responsible and updates the status history with the change in status.

2)  Allocate- The system Allocates the Seal to the selected device and updates the status history with the change in status.

3) Removal – The system removes the information associating the Seal with the selected device and updates status history with the change in status.

One can view seals allocated to a particular device or equipment using transaction IE03 and IQ03.

One can have seal overview- The seal overview report generates a list displaying information based on your selections on the Seal Overview screen.

Thus the history and different statuses of a Seal can be checked in system.

Types of Seals:-

▶Meta Grip Seal

▶Pull tight Security Seal

▶Ball Lock Security Seal

▶Cable Seal

▶Mini Tite Security seal

▶Pad-lock seal

▶Tamper Evident seal

▶Bolt Contanier seal

▶Drum secure seal

▶Hasp Lock Seal

▶Saflock seal

▶Posibolt barrier seal

▶Twist lock ties seal

▶Anchor seal

Advantages:-

▶A way of Revenue protection and loss prevention

▶Seals are tamper-indicating devices used to detect and report unauthorized access.

▶They give an indication of tampering and unauthorized access.

Fool proof monitoring of devices against theft and theft handling

Thanks & Regards,

Sachin

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  1. Monis Shakeel

    Hi Sachin, I wanted to understand if the Seal management process is completely independent from device related processes ?

    For example, if i allocate a seal to an equipment, will it populate the sealing date that i see in my device (in transaction IQ03) as you have mentioned in your post ?

    Similarly, if I remove a device, the seal also will be removed but will I have to do a separate transaction in seal management to remove that seal from the equipment.

    Also wanted to understand what a seal security level is. (Will really help if you could give an example)


    Thanks,

    Monis Shakeel

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