As someone who works in an industrial business, you are probably familiar with using pressure gauges. However, a lot of people make a lot of mistakes when using these gauges. Unfortunately, this can cause you to get inaccurate readings and can cause a host of problems. These are a couple of signs that you aren't using your hydraulic oil pressure gauge as you are supposed to be. Luckily, making a couple of changes can help you ensure that you are using your gauges as you are supposed to:
1. You Haven't Checked its Specifications
First of all, you should not make the mistake of thinking that all pressure gauges are the same. When one wears out, it might not seem like a big deal to go out and buy another similar-looking one and to immediately begin using it as you always have. However, this can present problems. Pressure gauges can vary a lot from model to model. One might be able to handle high temperatures, while the other might not. One might be able to measure much higher pressure levels than the other. If you don't buy a gauge that is right for what you are going to be using it for, you have to worry about it either breaking down more easily or not giving you the right readings in the first place. Therefore, before buying any model, it is important to take a look at its specifications to see what it can and can't be used for. Then, you can select one that is able to withstand the heavy use that you will be putting it through in your place of business.
2. You Never Test Your Gauge for Accuracy
Another common mistake is simply thinking that your gauge is always accurate. It's always important to periodically test your gauge for accuracy. Having a backup gauge and occasionally using it to test your current gauge for accuracy is important. You should also make sure that you always calibrate your gauge according to the instructions in its accompanying manual.
Using a pressure gauge is important in many industrial applications. However, if you aren't using it properly, you aren't going to be able to get accurate information from it. If you are making one of these two mistakes, it's a good idea to make some changes. Then, you will help ensure that you are making the most out of your pressure gauge and that you aren't getting inaccurate information.