Metlab offer Pressure Vessel Inspection to clients in Dublin, Cork and nationwide.
Pressure vessels are containers that hold substances at a different pressures from the outside pressure.
Almost every industrial facility will have some type of pressure vessel installed.
Although pressure vehicles are extremely common, they can be dangerous.
As the pressure inside a pressure vessel is substantially different than the pressure outside, this can lead to a potentially dangerous situation.
Pressure vessels have been known to cause fatal accidents.
Therefore, it is extremely important to have pressure vessels regularly inspected by a certified inspection team.
Types of Pressure Vessels
There are a variety of different pressure vessels found in industrial plants worldwide.
Some of the more common include:
Storage Tanks Storage tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Storage tanks are designed to store gases and liquids under pressure. Storage tanks in industrial properties can hold compressed natural gas, fuel, liquefied hydrogen or other materials that are necessary for industrial applications.
Heat Exchangers As the name suggests, heat exchangers are designed to transfer heat between mediums, often liquids. As such heat exchangers are used for both cooling and heating processes.
Process Vessels Process vessels are used to facilitate a process in a highly contained environment. These processes can include separating materials, combining materials, breaking down materials, etc.
Pressure Vessel Testing FAQ
How often should pressure vessels be inspected?
As a rule of thumb, pressure vessels should be inspected every five years. However, certain pressure vessels will have specific inspection requirements supplied by the manufacturers. Therefore, the frequency of pressure vessel inspections should conform to the manufacturers' requirements.
Also, a pressure vessel should be inspected immediately after it’s been installed and before it’s put into service. Not sure how often you should be scheduling pressure vessel testing? Contact our team today and we can make recommendations or schedule a pressure vessel test.
Do all pressure vessels require regular inspections?
Yes, in most cases, pressure vessel testing is a legal requirement.
What is the difference between a pressure vessel and a storage tank?
Simply put, pressure vessels contain gases or liquids that are stored at a pressure that’s above the outside atmospheric pressure. Storage tanks store gas or liquid at the same pressure as the outside atmospheric pressure.