Espress Test News

Catastrophic Failures

In September 2010, an espresso machine at a branch of Sainsbury’s in Farnborough failed catastrophically. The pressure relief valve in the machine failed to operate correctly, resulting in the over-pressurisation of the vessel, which subsequently exploded. The event caused injury to 15 people, 6 of whom had to be taken to ...
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What Could Go Wrong?

The Mythbusters team investigated the possible effects of pressure vessel explosions by deliberately taking water heating vessels over pressure. These vessels are similar to the ones found in .commercial espresso machines. This is very much a ‘worst-case scenario’, but highlights the force contained within what’s otherwise a seemingly innocuous coffee ...
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When Machines Fail

Regular maintenance of your machine is the best way to ensure it’s operating safely and efficiently. There are times when we carry out a pressure vessel inspection and have to fail the machine due to potentially dangerous faults. These steel bolts were the only positive fixing on the end plate ...
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New Website!

Espress Test is proud to announce the launch of our newly re-vamped website. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create a site that gives you a little insight into who we are and how we work, as well as information regarding the Pressure System Safety Regulations and how ...
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