hrl:

Specialist Testing and Engineering Services for the Food and Water Industries

hrl: Case Study, Food Organisation

hrl:

hrl: has worked with a leading food organisation to mitigate autoclave cracking and improve production performance.

The food organisation found cracks in its autoclave (pressure vessel) following routine visual inspections. Understanding the severity and statutory requirements for pressure equipment, the client was determined to understand the cause of the cracking. This meant the autoclave had to be removed from service, placing pressure on other parts of the plant to keep up with manufacturing and production requirements.

A quick investigation and solution was required to get the plant back to optimum performance. Hrl: was engaged to gather data and determine why these failures were occurring. Carrying a large stock of various transducers to measure elements such as strain, temperature, force, displacement, and vibration, hrl: was able to install strain gauges and thermocouples to the autoclave to understand what was happening.

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