2018 marks the 26th year of Yarmouth Research. When I started this business, my goal was to provide accurate and affordable valve and seal testing services to the Petro/Chemical Industry. I am continuing to improve equipment, facilities and training to keep this goal intact. While equipment is important, the most important asset to a test lab is people. While anyone can take a leak reading, only a properly trained Technician can do it accurately. I am blessed to have a great crew of Technicians and Managers (Molly and Dean).
While I have expanded our testing capabilities into many areas, my original focus was that on Fugitive Emissions. Seeing the evolution of products over these past 26 years is truly inspiring. In 1992, leakage requirements were as high as 10,000 PPMv and today test standards are being revised with 100 PPMv with no adjustments throughout the test. See the latest presentation that I did at the Valve World Fugitive Emission Summit in Houston for the latest changes to API 622 in the Presentation Section.
So lastly, I would like to thank all my customers over these past 26 years and give my assurance that our high standards will continue. Please contact me with any questions that you may have.
Matt Wasielewski, PE
President and Manager
Yarmouth Research and Technology is an independent testing laboratory for the manufacturers and end-users of chemical process equipment, such as valves, packing, gaskets, seals and other flow control products.
The testing services we provide include, but are not limited to; ¨Fire Tests ¨Cryogenic ¨Fugitive Emission ¨High Pressure / Temperature ¨Gasket Material Tests
All testing is certified by a Professional Engineer. Third party test data from Yarmouth Research provides your customers the reliable information they need. It can also provide you the proof of design required by ISO 9000.
With the release of API 624 in 2014, we are seeing an increase in testing of valves from around the globe. We have increased staff and equipment to expedite testing of all the required sizes. With the certification to API 624 for gate and globe valves being a requirement and not an option, the time is now to schedule your tests.
API 641 was released in 2016 and will be a common test for quarter-turn valves needing to meet Low-E requirements. The test consists of 3 thermal cycles to 500F (or lower depending upon valve ratings). Maximum allowed leakage is 100 PPMv with 0 allowable packing adjustments. This standard will start to make its way into design standards, like API 608, so will become mandatory for those products.
ISO 15848-1 and -2 standards released their 2nd editions in June of 2015. There have been some significant changes. CO1 endurance class has reduced the number of mechanical cycles to 210, and PPMv levels have been included for methane tests.
Even with oil prices being where they are, our API 6A PR2 and 16C testing services have been busy. New gate valves, chokes, actuators and seal materials are being testing and existing products are expanding their temperature qualifications.
Some staffing changes have occurred, with Molly Wasielewski, Project Manager, being responsible for keeping projects and shipments flowing smoothly. Dean Frank has been promoted to Lab Manager and oversees the 3 other Technician/Engineers in the test lab. Owner, Matt Wasielewski oversees everything, maintaining the high standards that our customers expect and deserve.
Fire testing to all API standards (607, 6FA, 6FB, 6FD) and ISO 10497 can be performed at Yarmouth. Our reputation around the world for fire testing is unsurpassed.
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