Safety relief valve testing can be a complex process, and it can seem as if the testing software solutions that are available are equally, if not more, complex. But in reality, there are only a few major things to consider when evaluating valve testing software. If you’re considering purchasing safety relief valve testing software, here are the four essential components that you should be looking for:
1. Military-Grade Accuracy
Accuracy is the name of the game here. If you’re not getting highly accurate results, you’re not really effectively testing, because your results aren’t providing you with a real picture of your valves’ performance and condition. Valve testing software should be able to calculate set pressure with 0.5% accuracy in order to provide you with useful data and test results.
2. Real-Time Results
Software that you have to wait on is hardly a step up from old-school testing methods. Any software for valve testing that you consider should provide you accurate results in real-time. And not only should those results be available in real-time to the technician, but that information should also be accessible immediately through the software on your computer so you can process and store those results.
3. Advanced Reporting
Not only do you need accurate results in real-time, but you also need software with advanced reporting capabilities. A bunch of raw data isn’t useful to you in making decisions and assessments. Software that can take testing data and turn it into clear, comprehensible, and actionable reports is going to save time and make the testing process much easier.
Automation is a major benefit and necessity for safety valve testing software. The software should automate processes like fault checking and zeroing the sensors before every test, as well as things like software updates. This improves accuracy and saves time, and makes advanced testing software worth the investment.
For top-of-the-line safety relief valve testing software, contact AccuTEST. Our system is portable, accurate, and offers real-time results with little downtime.