Pressure Gauge Calibration
The importance of pressure gauge calibration and pressure transducer calibration can not be understated as these devices continue to be some of the most commonly used and relied upon instruments in today’s manufacturing environment. However, due to their great numbers, there is often a lack of attention given to pressure gauge calibration intervals and pressure readings can become compromised. Due to these oversights, it is not uncommon to see many pressure gauges out of calibration, tagged out of service or not functional at all. The lack of control of pressure calibration in your process, whether it be a pressure gauge or a presssure transducer, is a very serious issue! Anytime a plant is operating with a failed or out of calibration pressure gauge in a critical process, the quality of the product being produced is affected and the safety of the entire plant may be at risk. Therefore, an important goal of process control is to establish a robust system to set and ensure that pressure gauge calibration intervals are maintained. PCS can help you manage your calibration program and provide the technical expertise to properly calibrate these gauges on site at your facility or in our controlled calibration laboratory.
Air pressure or pneumatic gauges measure the amount of air needed to maintain the optimum use of the object containing this gas. A common container of air is a tire. Using an air pressure gauge ensures the correct amount of air fills the tire for optimum performance. Too little air in a tire eventually makes it flatten while too much air makes it wear unevenly or even explode.
Hydraulic pressure gauges are used for measuring pressure in environments that are subject to mechanical vibrations or in applications where pressure pulses may take place. They are ideal for precise measurement and recording of hydraulic tool pressures. Some gauges may be liquid or glycerin filled so they are able to give a perfect vibration display and smooth pointer movement, even in conditions of heavy load and strong vibration. The lubricating effect of the glycerin also provides protection to the system against mechanical wear. The pressure gauges are designed and manufactured keeping in mind increased reliability and extended service life. Digital pressure gauges have become popular.
A Differential pressure gauge indicates the difference in pressure between two points. These gauges contain two entrance ports with each connected to one of the monitored pressure capacities. Using this type of pressure gauge allows one the ability to read the pressure difference between two points with one gauge rather than having to check two pressure gauges and calculate the difference. These gauges are particularly useful for checking the filter conditions HVAC or dust collection systems thus preventing the need to check the filters manually.
Digital pressure gauges convert pneumatic, hydraulic, or differential pressure into signals that read out in numerical displays. Digital pressure gauges are becoming more and more popular due to their smaller size and greater accuracy and readability. The digital pressure gauge can be use in almost any application that a conventional gauge is being used. As the prices of these gauges continue to decline, the use of the digital pressure gauge will inevitability increase in the years to come.
Pressure transducers are pressure sensing devices that convert pressure into a signal that can be used to monitor and control many different types of equipment used in today’s industries. Pressure transducers are extremely versatile and come in many different forms including pressure transmitters that can send pressure readings to a centralized control panel without the need for excess wires. By replacing standard pressure gauges with pressure transducers and pressure transmitters, industries can automate many manual processes thereby enhancing safety and reliability. Pressure transducers are widely used in some of the worlds most critical applications such as in nuclear reactors where they are heavily relied upon to deliver accurate realtime pressure readings. As we advance into the 21st century, pressure transducers will inevitably outpace traditional pressure gauges in almost all industries.
At PCS, we provide specialized on-site calibration services to customers whose facilities are located in Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia or Kentucky. If your company is near one of the following locations, we can perform your required pressure instrument calibration services on-site:
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All calibrations are traceable to the SI through NIST, (National Institute of Standard and Technology) and include “long form” calibration certificates. ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration is available at the customers request. PCS also offers a web based calibration interface, which will provide you with access to electronic copies of your calibration certificates which can be viewed and printed at your convenience. Standard turnaround time is between 24-48 hours.
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