Without sufficient preventive maintenance, the failure rate of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems increases substantially with each year of production. A good PM program checks and replaces components to maximize uptime.
Service Checklist for Cold Isostatic Presses
The lower closure will not be removed during normal operation. However, it will move slightly when the vessel is pressurized. Because of this, it’s important to keep the lower closure well lubricated.
The pre-stressed pressure vessel is the core of any Quintus press. By measuring the frame and cylinder it’s verified that the vessel components are still intact and safe for further use. The measurement of frame and cylinder is analyzed by a Quintus specialist
To keep the pre-stress in the cylinder, the wire has to stay in good condition.
Any source of moisture should be eliminated.
When installed, the Quintus press is aligned properly but with time foundations may set or change in other ways.
In the case cracks would appear in the closure they can often be polished off.
However, should they occur, it’s critical that they are discovered as soon as possible.