Big News! ATTA Servo Valve Control Is Here!

We are excited to share with you the unveiling of our new, original Servo Valve Control test system. Read here to find out about increasing efficient production uptime through ATTA products and services.

We are happy to announce the development of ATTA’s signature Servo Valve Control test system! With it, we are offering precision and speed for your high performance flow control with efficient, trustworthy software and hardware. (Click here to read the brochure.) Continue reading “Big News! ATTA Servo Valve Control Is Here!”

Pump Test Automation – Humans vs. Machines

With the rise of the Digital Age, it’s important to stay in touch with technological developments in industry. Read here about ATTA’s determination to balance the human component with programmed automation.

Science fiction stories and movies are dominating pop culture more and more – but how should we actually react to the proposed technologies? Futuristic societal advancements like self-driving cars are becoming more and more likely, and it’s important to address the impacts technological innovation has on life and business. Is artificial intelligence a threat? Well, ATTA isn’t in the business of bringing computers to life, but we do have some things to say about computer-automated systems positively transforming industrialization. Continue reading “Pump Test Automation – Humans vs. Machines”

How To Get The Best Valve Actuator Performance

ATTA doesn’t compromise accuracy or speed when it comes to valve actuators – learn how in this article.

Goldilocks would be overwhelmed with the wide variety of pumps that must be tested on a single valve. Some pumps will have test points that are too high. Some pumps will have test points that are too low. Some pumps have a flow coefficient that is just right for the valve.

It would be unreasonable for Goldilocks to have a valve that is just right  for every pump test. The valve can’t be too large, the valve shouldn’t operate at less than 10%, and the valve transitioning from a high flow to a low flow pump takes way too long. Continue reading “How To Get The Best Valve Actuator Performance”

From Then to Now: An Origin Story

ATTA as a technology company is young, but thriving. Read here about the innovative ideas that brought ATTA into existence.

In March of 2017, Josie Peacock was working as a technical professional in the oil industry. Spending over a decade building up skills in working with the electrical submersible pump test systems, Josie gathered experience in maintenance and development of the test systems. She noticed the apparent lack of reliable suppliers for systems that could potentially be standardized industry-wide. Becoming that reliable supplier for a complete test systems solution, Josie decided, is what she should devote her new business to.

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What’s in a name? Part#4; Automation

This is the last in our 4-part series describing what ATTA stands for.

Automation. What is it exactly? Let’s take a look at the word firstly. The root words are “automatic” and the suffix, “-mation.” Together the word explains an action or instance of an action accomplished with little to no human control. (Sourced from Google’s dictionary.) It has only been recently that what used to be purely manual household chores – laundry, dishes, watering the yard, monitoring the house temperature, etc. – have now been automated thanks to innovation and technology. Everyone knows that automation makes life easier. It frees us from mundane tasks to focus on other goals and projects, all thanks to automatic machines among us. Continue reading “What’s in a name? Part#4; Automation”

The Power of Centralization in Industry

Standardization of parts promotes centralization of resources.

You buy your shoes from a store where you prefer their quality and prices. Then, you drive five miles down the road where you buy the pants that fit you just perfectly. Down the block from there, you find some button-up shirts that work with both the length of your arms and the height of your torso – you can’t find a more decent match at any other store. Isn’t shopping for clothes much more manageable when your best attire is found at one location? We’ve talked about the importance of high standards within hardware manufacturing before in our blog, but for this article we will be emphasizing the efficiency of centralized standardization with any products you purchase. We at ATTA know it’s important to maximize long-term cost benefits for you and your customers and are ready to be the source for your test systems’ needs.   Continue reading “The Power of Centralization in Industry”

What’s in a name? Part#3; Test

Read the 3rd part to our series explaining what ATTA represents as an organization.

In our third installment of this four part series we’ll talk about the word “test” and what it means to us. If you missed it you can find part two here and part one here.

Test, testing (the action of the test), examination, measurement, verification. What do all of these words mean? Why are they important to the product? We all know our products are tested daily by the customer for their performance, their longevity, and their ability to do what they were advertised to do. So how do you protect your reputation and ensure the customer will receive a top quality product that will not be prone to premature failure? Testing, of course! Continue reading “What’s in a name? Part#3; Test”

A Part of the Whole – The Beginning of Anything

What is it like to start a business unlike any other? This blog will answer that.

arrows-1969944_960_720Does the scientific method start with a theoretical hypothesis or a set of patterned observations? Is logic deductive or inductive? Should ideas be brought to practicality via top-down organization, or should knowledge of parts bubble into concepts with bottom-up methodology? These are the questions philosophy and science still debate, but the essence of the argument tends to point toward the acceptance of one central truth – that information is always made up of smaller pieces.

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What’s in a name? Part#2: Technology

Read here the 3rd part in our series relaying just what ATTA stands for.

In part two of this series we’ll talk about technology and its significance to ATTA’s services. In case you missed it, you can read part one here.

Robots! Self-driving cars! Video phones that fit in your pocket! I’m sure all of us are aware that the future is now. It’s incredible how far technology has come in our lifetime, but the truth isn’t just about doing cool, “look-at-me” things. Technology is about getting things done and solving day-to-day problems. Continue reading “What’s in a name? Part#2: Technology”

Standardized Hardware

Standardization reduces unnecessary variety and focuses on cost benefit. Learn how ATTA specializes in industry standards.

You can buy bolts in Germany, and nuts in Japan, and be sure they fit. Standardization helps reduce variation and focus on the variety essential to achieve economies of scale.

No, your production test systems are not bolts, they’re quite a bit more complicated. But they are held to specifications in industry standards, such as API 11s2, IEEE 1017, API 11S6, ISO 15551-1, and many more. Yes the test systems are held to the standards that the customer demands. Are the hardware, software, and maintenance procedures held to similar high standards, though? If they’re not this causes a lot of issues with keeping these systems up to the expected high standards of a customer’s satisfaction. Continue reading “Standardized Hardware”