04 Apr 12 Questions Can Save Millions On Your Valve Testing Program
BIC Magazine, April 2017
When purchasing a valve testing system, the top concerns have to be safety, quality, durability, performance, versatility, productivity and return on investment. Ask these 12 pivotal questions when purchasing a valve tester:
- Is every component in the tester certified by the component’s manufacturer to the maximum allowable working pressure of the system? Many valve testers claim to have, for example, a 10,000 psi maximum pressure rating but contain components rated to only a fraction of that — in some cases as low as 2,500 psi. There’s a reason for this: The cost of components goes up exponentially with the pressure rating, and some valve tester OEMs save money by cutting corners on safety and quality.