How On-Site Calibration and Repair Keeps Your Bolting Equipment Ready for Use
Regular calibrations are essential for job performance, safety and compliance with industry standards and regulations. The International Organization for Standardization recommends recalibrating torque wrenches every 5,000 cycles or every 12 months. However, some work sites will mandate more frequent calibrations due to environmental conditions, job-specific considerations or superseding regulations.
Staying current on calibrations is part of any quality assurance and project management position. That, in turn, requires managing the time and budget necessary to keep tools calibrated and prepare for unplanned repairs. Here's how an on-site calibration and repair service can help you meet your needs on that front.
On-Site Calibration Advantages Exceed Other Options
On-site calibration reduces downtime and expense. The calibration team does the traveling instead of the tools, so your equipment and employees stay on site. When a piece of equipment is calibrated and inspected, it’s ready to go back to work.
Mobile calibration services provide a convenient way for worksites to ensure that all of their bolting and torquing tools are up-to-date on their calibration.
Rather than sending equipment out a few at a time or waiting until something goes wrong, on-site calibration lets you reset the clock for a full range of equipment. This promotes quality control, worker safety and satisfactory job performance. Remember: 5,000 cycles or 12 months are just the minimum standards.
Mobile Calibration and Repair Limits the Downtime Around Unplanned Situations
Mobile calibration and repair units can also significantly help during unplanned maintenance or between regularly scheduled calibrations. Numerous processes might shut down if a critical piece of equipment goes out of commission. After ensuring everything is safe and stable, the priority is to devise a plan to restore operations – perhaps just partially – until the equipment is back online.
Mobile calibration services let things move in parallel as much as possible. While you’re working on a solution, our calibration experts can be on their way 24 hours a day. Upon arrival, they work on the necessary repairs and calibrations while you prepare to return to full service.
Tighten Up Your Operations With Aztec Bolting’s Mobile Unit
Bolting is part of the job at every level of the oil and gas industry, from the wellhead through the pipelines to the refinery or petrochemical plants. For Aztec, bolting is the job. It’s what we do, and it’s all we do. Aztec Bolting Is ISO 17025 Accredited and NIST Standardized, and we have decades of experience with hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical torque tools.
We're always available to answer questions and help keep your inventory up to date. For more formal training, we are accredited by Enerpac Products to conduct controlled bolting training.
Remember: On-site calibration and repair services increase productivity by keeping your tools job-ready and close at hand. The savings in time and money could be crucial for a project’s budget. Those savings could be the difference between a bid that wins and one that doesn’t, a project that finishes on schedule and on budget and one that runs over on both.
Call or email us today to maximize uptime by calling our mobile units over to your worksite.