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While contemporary pressure gauges are remarkably stout, even the sturdiest will experience wear and tear, leading to accuracy degradation over time. Issues like pressure spikes, mechanical shock, and vibration can affect the gauge’s accuracy. Gauge calibration compares the standard or the known gauge measurement and the measure obtained using a measurement device. Usually, the accuracy of the known measurement should be ten times that of the measuring device under test. Nevertheless, most standards organizations are accepting a ratio of 3:1.

Gauge calibration has two main objectives;

  • Checking the accuracy of the measuring instrument
  • Determining traceability of the recorded measurement

Importance of gauge calibration

Learn about the three main benefits:

1. Instruments long life

Machines and devices experience wear and tear over time. Instead of throwing away a device and replacing it with a new one when it wears out, you can calibrate it and get it back to its original levels and keep it for a longer time, while doing the work perfectly.

2. Enhanced safety

When you calibrate your gauge, safety is paramount. Even minor inaccuracies can mislead you about how safe an instrument is or cause a device to work incorrectly, which in turn may result in machine breakdown or injuries to your staff. Frequent calibration will guarantee accurate measurements and safe situations.

3. Increased savings

Calibrating your gauge on a recommended schedule will create an excellent money deal. Calibration prevents accuracy errors and reduces the chances of mistakes. Regular calibration will also limit the chances of having to buy a new one. You will also keep a device for longer, and you will not need to buy a new one.

Neglecting gauge calibration leads to slow production, problems with process quality, damaged products, etc. It is essential to use verified and proper equipment for gauge calibration and a trained and experienced expert to do the work. The expert should file the calibration results for future reference and comparison and a better understanding of the instrument’s condition. Experts have determined that regular gauge calibration is cheaper than a company’s expenses if the equipment fails.

Gauge Calibration Conclusion

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