Obsolete Instrumentation

Obsolete Instrumentation

December 7, 2022

Obsolete instrumentation

Obsolete instrumentation such as flowmeters in your process can have a negative effect. It is key that obsolete technology is replaced when reaching end of life. while it may be working, doing the job it is supposed to do.

The lack of any technical support or spare parts will mean in the event of a breakdown or failure the plant could experience considerable downtime, resulting in significant consequences for your process and plant safety.


Obsolete Instrumentation Opportunity to Improve

On average, an instrument can have a lifespan of 10 -15 years as long as it continues to be supported and it is not unknown for users to still be using obsolete equipment that is 20 or more years old.

The risk of using instruments in the obsolete phase is that there is little or no possibility of replacing worn parts, leading to inaccurate readings.

Inaccuracies in flow measurement can negatively affect revenue, while offsets in critical instruments could have serious consequences for safety or result in non-compliance with regulatory requirements.


Obsolete instruments provide an opportunity to upgrade to newer models with increased efficiency and more useful features. Newer instruments may have faster processing times or more detailed data output.

An investment in new instruments can reduce maintenance and repair costs as well as reducing the time caretakers spend on maintenance and repair in the long run.

The Solution

Did you know that currently nearly 30% of deployed instruments are obsolete, often times it’s not discovered until it’s too late as most water treatment plants, and water waste treatment plants don’t have a full visibility of their assets.

We offer solutions to aid you to ensure your process runs efficiently

  • Asset survey: An in-depth site survey cataloging all onsite assets including the asset identifier, installation date, most recent calibration, or service etc.
  • Product offering: A full sweep of wholesale products for the water sector.
  • Installation: Expert instrumentation engineers on hand to install the physical instrument.
  • Integration: Specialist automation engineers who can seamlessly integrate with existing processes.
  • Service: Service plans for annual calibration and breakdown assistance.