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INSPECTION AND TESTING

All compressors are tested in accordance with ASME Performance Test Code 9 ‘Displacement Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Blowers’. We carry out performance testing of complete packages. All instruments are calibrated to nationally accepted standards. We have full inspection capabilities using 3D co-ordinate measuring equipment and manual inspection equipment.

Options

A variety of non-destructive examination/testing (NDE/NDT) options are available.

  • Liquid dye penetrant inspection (DPI)
  • Magnetic particle inspection (MPI)
  • Positive material identification (PMI)
  • Radiographic testing (RT)
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)

We offer a wide range of mechanical and electrical testing in our test bay.

  • API Standard 619 testing
  • Endurance testing
  • Hydrostatic pressure testing
  • Leak testing
    – Pneumatic leak testing
    – Helium leak testing
    – High vacuum leak testing
  • Performance testing / run testing
  • Sound pressure level (‘noise’) measurement
  • Static and dynamic balancing
  • Vibration level measurement

Types of inspection include

  • EN 10204 ‘Metallic Products – Types of Inspection Documents’
    – Declaration of compliance with the order “type 2.1”
    – Test report “type 2.2”
    – Inspection certificate “type 3.1”
    – Inspection certificate “type 3.2”
  • ISO 10747 ‘Steel and Steel Products – Inspection Documents’
  • Frosio coating inspection
  • NACE coating inspection

The inspection of your compressor and compressor packages can be carried out by you, a third-party inspection agency (TPIA) or a classification society, such as

  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • DNV GL
  • Lloyd’s Register (LR)

Portable 3D Co-ordinate Measuring Machine

Witnessed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)

Testing

Balancing Machine

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