Considering new safety valve testing equipment but aren’t quite ready to lay out the cash? It can be a big decision to invest in new, updated inline safety valve testing equipment, but it’s a move you have to make if you want to continue providing the highest-value service to your clients while reducing error and improving the accuracy of your testing. Here are 4 signs it’s time for new safety valve testing equipment.
Your equipment lacks quality support
Your in-line safety valve testing equipment is a big asset for your valve testing company. It’s an add-on service that can help your company boost profitability, without stretching your technicians too far. But, if your inline safety valve testing equipment doesn’t have efficient, helpful service and support, you lose out on the benefits of offering the service in the first place. If your technicians can’t get support for your equipment when they need it, it’s time to consider upgrading to new equipment that comes with a solid service and support plan. The faster your technicians can get problems resolved, the more profitability you maintain, by providing quick results to your clients and by keeping billing hours high.
Your equipment relies on operator variability
Human error is inevitable when humans are involved in something. Automated valve testing equipment eliminates most of the opportunities for human error to occur, ensuring more accurate and consistent results.
Operator variability isn’t exactly human error, but it borders on it. If the way a technician makes measurements while testing isn’t the same as the way another technician does it, and that leads to inconsistencies and discrepancies, that can result in huge problems for you and your clients. Automated systems eliminate that variability and ensure consistency by calibrating before every test.
Your equipment isn’t highly accurate
If your equipment can’t measure set pressure within 0.5% accuracy, it’s not highly accurate. Highly accurate results are critical to ensuring proper functioning of safety valves and meaningful test results and reporting.
Your equipment is old
If you’ve been using the same equipment for so long that it’s constantly malfunctioning, is finicky to operate, or you can no longer get service or parts for it, it’s too old. You don’t really need us to tell you this, but a reminder can’t hurt.
The same goes if your equipment is so old that it’s totally analog, with no digital functions or reporting features. Safety valve testing equipment with integrated internet access for easy reporting, data collection, and software updates is necessary to say competitive in the industry.
If you’re looking for new safety valve testing equipment that minimizes downtime and offers exceptionally accurate results, it might be time to look into AccuTEST Systems.