Digital Hydrostatic Testing

Digital Hydrostatic Testing WHAT IS HYDROSTATIC TESTING? Traditionally speaking, a hydrostatic test, also known as a “hydro test” or “pressure integrity test” is a leak test performed to test the integrity of a pipe, storage tank, pressure vessel, control components or connections (welded, fused or mechanical) of a vessel that will facilitate or store pressure while in service.  These tests can be performed on anything from a section of pipe, to the flanges on a valve,…

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Torque Calibration

JM Test Systems is now able to repair and calibrate Hydraulic and Pneumatic/Electric torque wrenches in house thanks to our recently acquired AKO Torque Calibration System.    This industry-leading standard uses AKO’s TorqCal PRO Software, a hydraulic pump with precision regulator, pressure transducer measuring input pressure, and torque transducer measuring output torque for accurate, consistent calibrations up to 20,000 ft/lbs.    Proper bolt torque is imperative in many industries…

JM Test: Authorized Service Center for Georg Fischer

JM Test Systems is now an authorized service center for Georg Fischer MSA Electrofusion Processors. Georg Fischer piping systems, popular in gas and water distribution plants and systems, utilize high quality polyethylene systems with a revolutionary jointing system which virtually eliminates leakage for the lifetime of the system.  These electrofusion processors use current at a low voltage through a fitting with a permanently molded internal heating wire…

Valve Leakage Rates & Safety – JM Test Manufacturing

In April of 2022, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced a new rule to help improve pipeline safety, reduce super-polluting methane emissions, and protect the public by requiring the installation of remotely controlled or automatic shut-off valves on new and replaced onshore natural gas, carbon dioxide and other hazardous liquid pipelines. The new requirements will assist in preventing severe human and environmental…

Calibration Expansion: Anemometer Testing

JM Test Systems has once again expanded our calibration capabilities by adding the Flotek 360 low noise benchtop Wind Tunnel by GDJ Inc. to our lab. What is an Anemometer and how is it used? An anemometer is a device which measures wind speed and direction or gas current.   Anemometers are used in many different industries covering a wide range of applications.  They are used in weather…

How Often Should My Equipment Be Tested?

How often should your equipment be calibrated?  Is it determined and set by industry?  By company requiring the work?  By company providing the work?  By the product Manufacturer? The customer determines the calibration interval of their equipment by taking several considerations into account. There are several considerations that are taken into account when determining calibration intervals.  Equipment manufacturers have done considerable and comprehensive testing into the durability and resiliency of their products.  Among the aspects tested…