Measurement and Testing
New Hassle-free Instrument Calibration and Maintenance Program
Oct 06 2017 Comments 0
Ashtead Technology has launched a new ‘Asset Management Solution’ for a number of major brands in the occupational safety and environmental monitoring sectors. Under the new scheme, customers with certain emissions monitoring, gas detection and particulate monitoring instruments will be provided with a complete calibration and maintenance service to ensure that their instruments are kept in optimal condition.
“The risks associated with the use of equipment that is out of calibration can be very serious,” explains Ashtead’s Josh Thomas. “Uncalibrated readings are potentially dangerous or can render monitoring data invalid. A planned approach is therefore preferable - the last thing users need is to find that their instruments are out of calibration just when they need to use them.
“With a comprehensive rental fleet of instruments, Ashtead Technology is in the perfect position to provide this asset management service because we have highly trained staff and all the necessary calibration equipment, spares and gases to undertake the work. Our gases include isobutylene, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane,” he adds. “In addition, we are also able to supply instruments from our rental fleet when necessary, so that customers can avoid down-time and enjoy continuous access to accurate and reliable equipment.”
The manufacturers’ products already covered by the scheme include: TSI, Testo, Inficon, RAE and GES, with more brands to be included in the future. Customers with these instruments simply provide a purchase order for individual instruments and the details are then registered on Ashtead’s ERP system, so that an automated email is issued to the customer one month before a calibration/service. A follow-up telephone call from Ashtead then ensures that the instrument is collected in a timely manner. All software and firmware is updated as part of the service, and the objective is to return the fully serviced and calibrated instrument by courier within one week.
Summarising, Josh says: “This service is all about delivering peace of mind; it is quick and easy to set up and once underway, customers can rest assured that their instruments will be maintained effectively without any hassle.”
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