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 Hot Isostatic Presses
Adequate cooling is critical for the life-time of the cylinder. Therefore it’s important to keep the emergency cooling pump in working order at all times.
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.
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.
With time and cycles the feed-throughs may start to leak. In order to avoid this, preventive changes should be made on a regular basis