Reasons Pressure Gauges Fail

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Reasons Pressure Gauges Fail

Author: Wika

Preventing pressure gauge failure is of critical importance in the field. Many times there is no way of knowing why a gauge has failed. However, many times it is preventable. Here are seven reasons why pressure gauges may fail:

1. Mechanical Vibration
The oscillating, reciprocating or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium

2. Pulsation
Rhythmical throbbing or vibrating; a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (i.e., pressure, volume or voltage)

3. Temperature
Degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale

4. Spikes / Overpressure
The maximum pressure that can be applied to a pressure instrument without significantly affecting its reading accuracy; pressure significantly above what is usual or normal

5. Corrosion
Wearing away gradually, usually by chemical action

6. Clogging
Becoming filled with extraneous matter

7. Mishandling / Improper Use
Handling badly, misusing, or using wrongly or improperly

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