Copper flowmeter maintenance
Maintenance is a major issue for many organizations due to the ongoing digitalization of production processes. Maintenance can be broadly defined as all aspects of the effective operation of mass meters and controllers. Maintenance may include remedial repair – maintenance if necessary, e.g. After contamination – or preventive maintenance, where tools are periodically returned for service or calibration. Today’s tools are increasingly forward-looking and clever. In addition to increasing condition-based maintenance status, we also see a change in maintenance forecasting direction that helps reduce unplanned breakdowns and wastage. Regulations are also having an increasing impact on maintenance, and countless markets are introducing more and more maintenance requirements for tools.
The importance of effective maintenance
The maintenance of criminal instruments is of fundamental importance to the customers of eShop Sanat. Mass instruments have a very strong design and are resistant to abrasion under normal conditions. Instruments are increasingly used under severe process conditions. Effective maintenance can reduce the risk of sudden breakdowns in such situations. Unexpected breakdowns incur direct costs in terms of the extra hours that employees need to inspect and resend the tool. In addition, the breakdown also has a negative impact on reputation in terms of short-term returns or production quality and potential long-term credit damage.
Maintenance plays an important role in Industry 4.0. After the invention of the steam engine, mass production of electric motors and remote automation, we are now in the crisis of the fourth industrial revolution. The current revolution is characterized by the use and exchange of data through connection to high-speed networks and the use of more efficient and intelligent production techniques. This development is also referred to as the “smart industry”. Among other motivating factors, Industry 4.0 is driven by a desire to reduce property costs. Related digital technologies can be used to reduce maintenance costs by 30% or more and reduce downtime by more than 70%. * 1)
Given these high figures, there is certainly plenty of room for improvement.
What does it look like to maintain copper flowmeters in the past, what does it look like now?
Maintenance throughout the year
Most copper flowmeters and controllers were still analog and had no diagnostic parameters. The equipment needed for maintenance was either sent to the manufacturer or serviced by a visiting technician. This method was very costly and time consuming due to the long breakdown involved.
The company’s global service network was later rebuilt and now includes 20 GSOs (global service offices, authorized service departments worldwide) and a 24/7 help desk. Spare parts were stored to ensure prompt service.
The digital age – which began after the turn of the century and is still more or less still going on – marked the emergence of preventive maintenance. Customers periodically return their maintenance and calibration tools to an industry’s service department. Although this still required a lot of planning and time, the time required was more or less planned. Despite reducing the possibility of unplanned breakdowns, this type of maintenance offers no guarantee: everything can still be decomposed.
Since 1394, instruments can be studied remotely through services that we refer to as “remote support”. Working remotely, our support staff can monitor the situation on site and detect instability in the customer process or otherwise. The customer connects the device to a personal computer or laptop by connecting online. The status of the tool can be read based on the parameters of the internal detection. We then use the status indicator or findings to identify appropriate actions in consultation with the customer. For example, if a process is not configured effectively, we can adjust the control setting (PID values).
Recent Case: A customer recently addressed our support line. He informed us that the analyzer connected to the steam flow control system (mixed evaporation controller or CEM) of the system program could not detect water. Our remote support staff used the software to determine if the customer made certain adjustments incorrectly: The fluid flow regulator does not receive the correct amount received, causing the water control valve to not close. solution? We worked with the client to find the right settings for this process, and it resolved the issue immediately. As a result, there was no need to send tools to our service department or schedule a visit from our technician, saving valuable time and resources.
Rose Calibration Company in Melbourne, Australia with over ten years of experience provides all calibration, maintenance, and repair services throughout Australia. If you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Geelong, and Brisbane, you can receive your quote in less than two hours by fill-up the form via the “Booking” link.