Pressure gauges are one of the most commonly used and relied upon instruments in today’s manufacturing environment. However, due to their great numbers, there is often a lack of attention given to pressure gauge calibration intervals and therefore reliability can become compromised. Due to these oversights, it is not uncommon to see many pressure gauges out of calibration, tagged out of service or not functional at all. This can become a real problem because if a plant is operating with a failed or out of calibration pressure gauge in a critical process, the quality of the product being produced or the safety of the plant may be at risk. Therefore, one goal of good process control is to establish a procedure to set and ensure pressure gauge calibration intervals are maintained. There are many different types of pressure gauges used in almost every manufacturing environment imaginable. Special Projects Operations, Inc. can calibrate these gauges at our facility.
Special Projects Operations, Inc.’s in-house O2 cleaning room allows us to clean components intended for use within an oxygen-enriched environment that must adhere to stringent cleanliness requirements. Our Oxygen Cleaning process will successfully prepare a component to contain, or operate within an oxygen-enriched environment by removing combustible contaminants. Through our Oxygen Cleaning process, both organic and inorganic contaminates, such as hydrocarbon materials (i.e. oils or greases), are removed.
Special Projects Operations, Inc. does Hydrostatic testing on-site. Hydrostatic testing is the method used to pressure test critical components (cylinder, shell, hose assembly, etc.) for leaks and structural flaws by pressurizing them with a liquid. This service is provided for organizations with equipment that is required to meet OSHA’s requirements for “Hydrostatic Testing” [29 CFR 1910.157(f)].