Different industries need to control different aspects of their processes. Some of the most common ones are:
- Friction and wear.
- Corrosion and abrasion.
What does control of the continuous improvement process mean?
Speaking about controlling processes for continuous improvement means focusing on one important step of a common methodology that search for perfection.
Here is the theme we will deal with if you continue reading this article. First we will talk about the phase of data collection and analysis as no process can be improved if there is no information about it. Even better if it is possible to monitor the process for long periods and under different conditions.
How is controlling processes for continuous improvement possible?
As it was mentioned above, controlling processes for continuous improvement requires collecting data, which means that measuring instruments take an important role.
Some of these instruments can be directly installed in the production line and others require to be handled, usually by operators from the quality control or maintenance departments who report their findings for continuous improvement purposes.
Measurement and control instruments are divided into two main categories:
- Non-destructive testing instruments.
- Destructive testing instruments.
From these two categories, non-destructive instruments are increasingly gaining popularity, and they are especially useful when controlling process for continuous improvement.
The reason is that, as the name suggests, these instruments allow the performance of tests, measurements and checks that do not alter the integrity of the sample being analyzed. This results in a more cost-effective improvement process.
Continuous improvement with Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C.
Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. is a company that partners with the most prestigious brands around the world to help their customers with the selection, configuration, installation and commissioning of equipment and instruments used in controlling processes for continuous improvement.
Their customers fall mainly in the following sectors:
- Energy generation.
- Oil and gas.
- Water treatment.
Of course, before partnering with any brand, they perform a rigorous study of the quality and the reliability of the equipment and instruments provided by the company owning the brand.
In addition, they make sure only the latest technologies that allow accurate control and measurement of physical and chemical parameters are the ones they represent for the customers in the sectors mentioned above.
This said, we are proud to be one of the group of partners that Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. represents. We work closely together so that they can offer their customers the best non-destructive testing and measurement instruments used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.
Among the instruments offered by Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. in representation of S.A.M.A Italia s.r.l., we want to highlight the following:
Rotating machines and other equipment operating in a production line or servicing different facilities in an industrial plant usually generate vibrations which can be considered normal.
Controlling vibration levels is very important, since any vibrations going out of the normal range of operation may result in a catastrophic failure, which means unexpected downtime and financial loss.
Moreover, controlling vibrations may improve the efficiency of the machinery which means an improvement in the whole process.
Our SA6360 and SA6380 models allow their customers to measure different parameters related to vibrations such as:
- RMS velocity
Measurements can be made on the 3 axes simultaneously and the portability of the design allows for an easy operation while on the field.
Almost any single process in a production plant requires a specific temperature range for optimal results. Therefore, controlling processes temperatures to the most accurate possible levels is essential to achieve the desired improvements.
Installing equipment that is fixed within the process is a common practice, although it may not be the most cost-effective solution for many applications. Therefore, using a hand-held thermometer is a better option in such cases.
However, many times the temperatures are so high that it would be dangerous for an operator to take temperature measurements with a contact thermometer. Other times, the point of measurement is not easily reachable. Here’s where infrared thermometers are essential.
We offer four models: SA350 – SA652 – SA960 – SA1450
And all of them provide the following benefits:
- Easy to use thermometer.
- Response time is almost immediate.
- Safe contactless measure.
This is a very important tool for quality control and maintenance processes. It consists in measuring the thickness of a piece in detail. By using this tool, the operator can obtain results by measuring from one side only with the help of a probe, thus eliminating the need for complicated and hazardous activities such as going inside a vessel.
With an ultrasonic thickness gauge, it is easy to detect problems that may reduce the efficiency of the process, for example:
- Material loss due to corrosion and erosion.
- Structural and welding problems on ships hulls and other components.
- Damage resulting from splitting materials.
- Defects on the surface finish of a finished product.
Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. provides their customers with our ultrasonic thickness gauge – SA8812 which allows them to measure the thickness on different materials, including:
- Cast Iron
- Quartz Glass
- Gray Cast Iron
- Spheroidal Iron
Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. offers their customers this variation of the ultrasonic thickness gauge which allows accurate measurements of coated parts.
The main benefit is that the instrument is capable of discriminating the coating applied over the metallic substrate, thus avoiding the need from removing part of that coating which would mean increased operational costs.
Our SAUT310D-SW model is frequently used in nautical and maritime maintenance operations, and it is also very useful for the pressurized containers sector.
We offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments apart from the ones highlighted here.
We strive to provide our customers with the best solutions to cover their needs, and we support them with certified high-quality tools.
Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. trusts us to be the best alternative for their customers, giving us the responsibility to support their reputation as a provider of high-quality tools used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.
If you need help with non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.
You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.