New guides announce ABB’s service offerings for flow calibration and valve testing
ABB’s flow and valve services explained by new publications
ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has released two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from abb.service@ gb.abb.com, the guides explain how ABB’s flow calibration facilities at its Stonehouse and Workington factories can be used to help check the accuracy of flowmeters and control valves.
For flow calibration, the facilities enable a wide variety of flowmeter types to be calibrated to the leading international standards. All calibrations are carried out to ISO9000, with the option of a UKAS accredited calibration where the certificate carries the ILAC and UKAS Calibration Laboratory 0255 logo.
The flow calibration guide explains how the facilities can be used to calibrate meter sizes from 1mm to 2.4 metres at accuracies down to ±0.1%. It also covers the range of calibration techniques available, including gravimetric, volumetric or comparison methods, describing each technique and explaining how to choose the right method.
The valve testing guide covers ABB’s ability to test control valves from 25mm up to six metres and weighing up to 10 tonnes in accordance with the EN ISO 60534-2-3 standard for control valve testing. The guide explains the testing process and outlines the benefits of ABB’s service, which enables valve users to ensure that their valves have been tested for their specific requirements.
Both services are offered via ABB’s Measurement & Analytics Products Service team and are part of a wider service capability spanning ABB’s entire portfolio of instruments and analysers.
‘The vital role performed by flowmeters, control valves or any form of instrument or analyser means that it is worth investing the money, time and effort in ensuring that devices are properly serviced throughout their lifetime, from installation and commissioning through to upgrade or replacement,’ says Mark Niblett, Measurement & Analytics Service Manager UK & Ireland.
‘Our flowmeter calibration and valve testing services are just two examples of our wider service offering, which can help our customers to enjoy continued accuracy and high performance from their equipment throughout its operational life.’
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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 34
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