What to Look Out For in the Company Doing Valve Modifications on Your Industrial System
If you are in the manufacturing business, then you are aware of how important it is to keep your valves in tip-top shape. Whether you are getting a valve modification, a steam jacketed valve, or a basic valve test to make sure that everything in the system, all factors maintained, is functional. There are a couple of things you absolutely must be on the lookout for in the best interests of your industry. Consider this is a somewhat manual or a guide to selecting the most reliant valve modification contractor.
The first thing you should check is the number of years of experience in the valve modification business. Experience means less likely to make careless mistakes or negligent oversights. Someone who has been in the business for long is likely to know what you need, when you need it and how you need it. Precision is key in the industrial business because a slip up of just one single minor valve can be costly and horrific to imagine. This is especially true if you are looking to get a steam jacketed valve whereby every element must be kept constant, separated, and at a certain temperature without mixing when the valve is closed.
The next thing you should check out is whether the company you are contracting to do your valve modification is recognized as a legitimate company. This would likely mean that the valve modification company is licensed to practice their trade. Once you verify the existence of the company you are contracting to do a job in your own company, you reduce the likelihood of giving fraudsters a chance to work within your premises. There are perks that come with choosing a recognizable company such as product liability insurance, workman’s company insurance, quality control manual, and last but not least certificate of compliance with test standards among others. For instance, in the event that you encounter an accident with the contracted worker working on your valves, you will not billable since his own company has given him health insurance coverage. Also, in the event of a faulty product being used, you are allowed to take it up with the company and they are required to fix it no questions asked. You will not get such services if you are contracting a phony valve modification company that is looking to make a quick buck.
Finally, be sure to check on reasonable and affordable pricing. A standard valve modification company should be well within the price range of the industry. The price should not be too high which will limit the target audience and indicate overpricing but in the same way, should not be too low because it would indicate a lack of quality in the products and services they are offering. Be sure to do your research so as to make sure you are not overcharged and taken advantage of when it comes to payment, but then again you are still not undercharged and given sub-par quality products and services.