Pressure Vessel Inspections aren’t just an onerous legal requirement, they also ensure that dangerous equipment isn’t being used at your facility.
In-service inspections take place on your site and involve minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. SANAS vessels under pressure accreditation requires a lengthy training and certification process. You may not have accredited staff members with the necessary equipment to pressure test your vessels.
Since we are SANAS approved and, as such, compliant with the DOL requirements we have not only the right equipment, but the accreditation to go with it. In addition, although the legal requirements are relatively new, we have been performing exactly this service for over three decades.
Apart from performing your in-service inspections, we also report on any wear-and-tear that should be seen to in order to prolong the service lifetime of your equipment, and provide you with the necessary documentation to prove that you have complied with OHSA regulations.
From the time you contact us, we strive to ensure that the entire process is quick, easy and efficient, and that you are fully informed of any pressure vessel inspection requirements that may impact on your operations. Bureaucratic delays are eliminated, and we spring into action as soon as we have full order confirmation from your company.
Finally, we ensure that you have legally compliant pressure vessel inspection reports, ensuring that you will have all the necessary documentation handy if Department of Labor officials request it. Peace of mind comes with safety legislation compliance, and we provide you with all the services and documents you need to achieve just that.
Pressure Vessel Inspection ensures that due diligence is done to ensure the integrity of pressure vessels. If critical weak spots were to develop, pressure vessels could explode, even when being operated within the manufacturer’s pressure parameters. Various Pressure Vessel Inspection regulations have been applied over the years, and older vessels may need a different approach to inspection than the pressure vessels of today while still fulfilling regulatory requirements.
Although it is an extremely rare occurrence, pressure vessels sometimes fail to pass muster. In this case, we will inform the owner of the pressure vessel or the responsible manager together with recommendations that can be used to rectify the problem (where applicable). Once these conditions have been addressed, the certificate is modified to show that concerns have been addressed, and the vessel can be used for a further three years.
Finally, there are circumstances in which the vessel cannot easily be recertified. In this case, it’s owner has three options:
What most frequently causes a need for pressure vessel repair and maintenance?
Oxidization is the primary culprit. The atmosphere inside the vessel is not conducive to its longevity, and when oxidization sets in, internal components stick or malfunction. Corrosion is also caused by strong acids and alkaline.
In most cases, such vessels can be serviced, recalibrated and recertified.
We commonly see:
Owing to our extensive experience in the field of pressure vessels, we can advise our clients on ways to increase the longevity of their pressure vessels.
In addition, although it does not form part of our normal brief, we can assist with calibration of gauges and relief valves. This value-added service is rarely offered.
Our assistive services can help rectify the failure with an alternative method to buy time and save money. No stress is required to wait for your new pressure vessel to arrive while continuing with production.
Mon - Thu between 07H30 to 17H00.
Fri - between 07H30 to 15H00.