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The Importance of Testing Industrial Piping

The Importance of Testing Industrial Piping

Industrial Piping If you own or operate an industrial facility, then you are probably at the mercy of the industrial pipes that are installed in it. Those pipes are, in many ways, the lifeblood of your entire facility. If they don’t do their job, it could shut down your operation and force you to do the necessary repairs. Therefore, it’s important for you to do the proper testing of industrial pipes. Here are few other reasons why:

It will keep your facility safe.

This is easily the No. 1 reason to test industrial piping. If you don’t do it, it could lead to an unsafe work environment for you and your employees. Pipe failure can be extremely dangerous, and it could potentially lead to injuries and even death. If you don’t do it for any other reason, conduct industrial pipe testing to ensure your facility is safe.

It will keep your facility up to code.

There are many different rules and regulations you need to follow when installing and using industrial pipes. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration lays out a long list of regulations for you. To make sure you are in compliance with them, industrial pipe testing must be done regularly.

It will save your facility money.

In the event that your industrial pipes fail, you could lose thousands of dollars’ worth of product. You could also be forced to undergo a costly cleanup. This will obviously cost your company a lot of money and make you wish you had done better industrial pipe testing at the beginning. While testing will come at a small cost, it will be nothing compared to what you have to deal with following pipe failure.

Do you want to make sure the industrial pipes in your facility are installed and tested properly? Call R.G. Smith Company at 330-456-3415 or 419-524-4778 today to find out about our industrial piping services.

 

Keeping Pipes from Freezing at Your Industrial Facility

Although the winter months do have their little charms, there are downsides. Freezing temperatures and inescapable ice can cause all kinds of havoc, especially with your pipes. Pipes don’t just freeze at home, and business plumbing is just as susceptible to this frustrating and sometimes very costly issue. Frozen pipes can happen in any plumbing… Continue Reading

Common Causes of Hydraulic Failures

Hydraulic lines are used in a variety of industrial and mechanical applications. When these lines fail, they not only interrupt operations, but may also present risks of damage or injuries as well. Identifying the common causes of hydraulic failures is an important step in making necessary improvements to reduce the likelihood of premature failures. Many… Continue Reading

Benefits of Condensate Recovery

Benefits of Condensate Recovery

Industries that use steam can realize a number of benefits from condensate recovery. Recovering and reusing condensate can provide both financial and environmental benefits. It may be worth considering condensate recovery if your business is not already using this technology. Condensate is a term for the liquid that develops as steam cools and changes state.… Continue Reading

Preventing Frozen Pipes in an Industrial Building

Preventing Frozen Pipes in an Industrial Building

With freezing temperatures comes freezing pipes, and especially in industrial buildings, it’s important to take precautions to prevent frozen pipes and the damage that they can potentially cause to your plumbing. When temperatures drop and the water running through your pipes freezes, that water expands, meaning that if there are any weak spots in the… Continue Reading

Piping Project? Let Us Handle It!

Piping Project? Let Us Handle It!

Making sure the piping in your building is installed and operating properly is important to your company’s success. Poorly planned or installed pipes could lead to a litany of problems. If you’re looking for someone that can handle your new piping installation or rerouting needs, R.G. Smith Company has you covered. Certified Welding Our welding… Continue Reading