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Positive material identification survey launched by Litre Meter

Oilfield Technology,

Litre Meter has launched the third in a series of oil and gas industry safety surveys that will be introduced throughout 2014.

The survey is designed to enable manufacturers and resellers of process instrumentation to test assertions about functionality and construction and quality of manufacture.

The new survey concentrates on positive material identification (PMI) and one lucky respondent will win a Kindle for taking part.

PMI testing

PMI is a well accepted analytical materials testing and materials identification technique used within the metal alloy industry. It guarantees the materials' chemical composition as required for quality control.

PMI testing allows the manufacturers to ensure every part in a process system conforms to specification, identify the correct alloy grade where a critical part is to be replaced and to facilitate inward goods inspection to ensure all bought-in materials are to specification.

Using PMI correctly can help avoid the potential failure of a critical component which could lead, in the worst case, to a catastrophic failure of a process and loss of life.

Previous surveys

Earlier this year Litre Meter conducted surveys of the use of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) in the specification of instrumentation in the oil and gas sector and the relevance of the EU Pressure Equipment Directive outside Europe. The results of the SIL survey are published online and the results of the PED survey can be found here.

The new PMI survey can be found here.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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