Your McElroy distributor can help you meet the new requirement by providing an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) inspection. The inspections are facilitated through a new Equipment Inspection App created by McElroy and implemented on the DataLogger® 6. The app features an OEM checklist for maintaining McElroy equipment, and the inspector will be able to identify any issues that may exist with the equipment and recommend any maintenance that needs to be performed.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) now requires operators to maintain joining equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended practices or their own written procedures. This new rule for equipment maintenance (49CFR §192.756.756) in now in effect with a December 2019 deadline for compliance.
The app also provides a safe, secure and accessible online data storage solution for all machine inspection reports and a physical sticker will be applied to your piece of equipment. With a complete inspection history for each machine, you will be able to provide easy verification. You will have access to your reports by your machine’s serial number or the inspection number through our inspection website.
Any change can be challenging in the beginning, but we think that the OEM inspections will ultimately result in better equipment in the field — which is a very positive development for fusion industry and a great opportunity for you.
Please contact your local McElroy distributor for more information about OEM inspections. They have master mechanics, certified operators and inspectors who are qualified to inspect your machines, and they are ready to help you through this process.
To find a distributor in your area, go to https://www.mcelroy.com/en/distributorlocator.htm.
If you have questions for McElroy, please contact Mike Pacheco (firstname.lastname@example.org).