Gas analysers like the testo 340 and 350 are highly accurate devices. But, as with all tools, their effectiveness can slightly degrade over time; similar to how a car's engine might. The key is in the regular tune-up, otherwise known as an annual calibration.
The importance of a decimal
Power plants and other industrial facilities rely on the optimal operability of burners and other machines to ensure they are as energy efficient as possible. Not only that, but an increased public spotlight on global warming means these organisations must capture highly accurate data on their emissions. Gathering or providing incorrect information could result in the company spending much more than it should, or paying fines to cover compliance infractions.
Problems can arise when facility managers only use gas analysers a couple of times or less per year. While they look to be in working order, personnel are effectively risking the business' reputation by not sending their equipment in for a calibration. Any number of issues could have occurred at any point in time, regardless of whether it's in a carrying case or left out in the open.
Doing the job the right way
Just like bringing your car in for an engine check, a calibration should be quick and simple. Those who own a testo 340 or 350 gas analyser can send their tools to Testo's calibration service, which uses state-of-the-art equipment to do the following:
- Comparison of readings between your device and reference tool under common workplace circumstances.
- Documentation of any variations in measurements and degree of uncertainty.
- Adjust the analyser to meet industry standard specifications, or unique requirements.
- Provide certificate of calibration, log tool information on file to send yearly email reminders for when it needs servicing.
All of this is completed by highly trained experts who are available to answer any questions, with gas analysers returned within five business days. By calibrating your tool with Testo, you're avoiding having to set any reminders, provide additional information or jump through hoops to get something simple done.
Don't leave your organisation's performance, revenue and reputation on the line. Contact a Testo representative today to learn more about our calibration service.