How We Keep Petrochemical Companies Running Smoothly
There is a direct correlation between the quality of the products made and the quality of measurements during the petrochemical industry’s manufacturing process.
Additionally, accurate and precise measurements help ensure plant worker’s safety and that of the end-users.
Why Calibration of Measuring Instruments Within the Petrochemical Industry is Vital
The petrochemical industry transforms the low-value by-products of the oil and gas industry into extraordinarily useful products.
A diverse range of products from synthetic rubber, plastics, solvents, fertilizers, additives, and adhesives are part of the products manufactured by petrochemical plants.
Given the raw materials used to produce these items, the industry is heavily regulated to control the management of toxic pollutants and to ensure the products are safe to use.
Therefore, the need for accuracy and precision in all measurements is imperative to keep plants running smoothly.
By regularly scheduling instrument calibration, measurement deviations can be identified and corrected before causing workplace accidents, costly product recalls, and possibly public endangerment.
Petrochemical laboratories employ highly sensitive equipment to collect and analyze data and control, test and monitor real-time processes. The smallest failure within these readings can have dire consequences for the company and the environment.
The Importance of Accreditation and Traceability
Given the nature and importance of the industry and the rigorous standards and regulations, it is subject to; calibration services need to adhere to certain specifications.
Certification, verification, and calibration of petrochemical instrumentation should be traceable to national and international standards. Additionally, the lab conditions where calibration services take place must also be compliant with current regulations.
For these reasons, petrochemical companies trust their calibration needs to Allometrics. Our state-of-the-art climate-controlled laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited. Additionally, we offer NIST traceable conformity testing on all our services.
What to Calibrate?
A common pitfall within the industry is that companies often have their flowmeters calibrated but fail to simultaneously calibrate their pressure and temperature transmitters.
This practice creates gaps in the measurement readings and can lead to significant and costly consequences.
As leaders in the calibration service industry, we offer comprehensive calibration of lab equipment for petrochemical companies across the nation. Some of our most sought out calibration services include:
- Laboratory Balances and Scales
- Pipettes / Volumetric Devices
- Test Weights
- pH Meters
- Ovens and Furnaces
- Chemical Fume Hood
- Pressure Gauges
- Pressure Meters
- Clean Room Suites
- Biological Safety Cabinets
- Laminar Flow Hoods
- Melt Flow Indexers / Plastometers
- Volt, Ohm, and Current Meters and Calibrators
- Volumetric Titrators
- Coulometric Titrators
- Temperature Baths
- Dry Well
At Allometrics, we provide much more than quality calibration; our company also offers surrogate bacterial and air sampling and temperature, humidity, and pressure mapping services.
Our surrogate bacterial and air sampling helps ensure the efficacy of cleaning protocols. Our temperature, humidity, and pressure mapping help identify critical environmental aspects necessary to maintain adequate manufacturing processes and store raw materials and end products.