PERIODIC CONTROL OF PRESSURE VESSELS
The history of Technical Inspection begins with pressure vessels. Industrialization, which gained momentum with the invention of steam engines, brought along work accidents. In the 19th century, many people lost their lives or became disabled in Europe due to exploding steam boilers, and as a result, the periodic control process of pressure vessels started and has come to the present day.
We can say that the reason for the periodic control of Pressure Vessels in the early years of industrialization was to protect human life and property safety. Today, we see that the criterion of preventing environmental pollution is also added to these two criteria.
From this point of view, it is very clear that periodic control is important both for pressure vessels where chemical liquids are stored under high pressure and for simple pressure vessels such as booster, expansion tank, compressor operating at low pressure.
The Regulation on Health and Safety in the Use of Work Equipment requires pressure vessels to undergo periodic inspections at least once a year.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERIODIC CONTROLS?
By having periodic checks of the pressure vessels in your business, you will take a step for both your safety of life and property and a clean environment, and you will also fulfill an application required by the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions in the Use of Work Equipment.
Take action today in order not to contradict the legislation after an accident that may occur, not to be in a difficult situation against judicial and administrative authorities, and not to say “I wish we had a periodic control”.
You and your business will be the winner when you have your equipment periodically checked!
WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN YOU HAVE PERIODIC CONTROL?
It will be beneficial for your business to be reliable, have strong references and have experienced technical experts. In addition to these, it is very important that there is a TÜRKAK Accreditation A-Type Inspection Institution.
Being accredited to the Turkish Accreditation Agency TÜRKAK means that the inspection body undergoes regular inspections. In these inspections, many issues such as whether the inspection body fulfills the obligation of “Confidentiality and Impartiality”, whether the technical experts who will carry out the periodic inspection have sufficient training and experience, the “Checklist” used in the periodical control and the content and format of the reports prepared, as well as the calibration of the measuring devices used in the periodic control. is checked by TÜRKAK Auditors.
Another point to be considered is that the technical expert who will carry out the periodic control of the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions in the Use of Work Equipment, must register on the “Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services web portal EKIPNET”, obtain a ministry registration number, and periodically check this registration number. required in their reports.
When choosing the A-Type Inspection company that you will receive service from, it should be questioned whether the technical experts who will carry out periodic inspections of both pressure vessels and all your other equipment have this registration number.