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FAQ: What is a pressure vessel inspection and why do we need it?

Posted by Charlotte Hanson on

Pressure vessel regulations apply to owners and users of systems which include steam, gases under pressure and any fluid kept artificially under pressure and which becomes a gas when released to the atmosphere. Such as Autoclaves. As autoclaves are pressurised they are therefore potentially dangerous and should be checked on a regular basis. This is a HSE requirement. Autoclaves fall under the remit of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), and must have regular inspections from installation to ensure they are safe for staff to operate. A Pressure Vessel Inspection Report is similar to an MOT on a car...

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Why is sterilisation important?

Posted by Jane Whatley on

Why is sterilisation important?

Sterilisation is the process of removing all traces of bacteria and other germs. It is an important process, which helps to reduce the risk of infection and prevent the spread of infections and illnesses. When is sterilisation required? Sterilisation is used in a variety of different clinical settings, including hospitals, dental surgeries and community health centres, as well as at home and in outlets or places providing food. Why is sterilisation important? Sterilisation is very important in the medical industry. Without sterilisation, infections would fly around and thousands of lives would be lost. Sterilisation helps to prevent the development and...

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Check your water

Posted by Jane Whatley on

A customer has recently had a bad experience with bottled water which was contaminated and ruined the boiler of his autoclave. It is always advisable to check what you are putting into your machines by using a hand-held water quality meter to check the ppm before putting it into the machine.  It can be an equally valuable exercise for those producing steam distilled water too.  It is very irritating to have the ‘water quality not acceptable’ or ‘bad water’ message appear and then to have to drain and flush the tank.  A simple dip test beforehand takes only a second or...

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Prices for 2014

Posted by Jane Whatley on

Many of our service and testing costs are remaining unchanged going forward into 2014, with small parts-related price increases for Statim Annual Services only.  Callouts and labour charges, as well as Pressure Vessel Inspections and Re-validation prices are all being held into next year. Serve ICE can offer on-site services, inspections, validations and breakdown cover for all the SciCan range at very competitive rates.  Call and ask for a quotation.

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Christmas Opening Hours

Posted by Jane Whatley on

Serve ICE Ltd is open for engineer calls up to 6.30pm on 23rd December (appointments subject to availability).  The office is closed 24th – 26th December inclusive, and again on New Year’s Day, but otherwise the office is open as usual on 27th, 30th and 31st December should you need to contact us during the Christmas break.  Normal working hours resume on 2nd January. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their business in 2013, and wish you all the best for the holiday season and the New Year.

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