Pressure Gauges: The Vital Lifeline Of Oil Systems – Ensuring Accuracy For Optimal Performance

Pressure gauges are instruments that measure and display pressure in a compressed gas or liquid, making it possible to monitor and control the pressure levels within oil systems. By monitoring the pressure content in fluids or gases, you can ensure that your oil system functions properly and safely. If pressure is too high or low, it can lead to serious consequences, such as equipment failure and even explosions in the worst case scenario.

For those reasons, pressure gauges should be regularly inspected and calibrated to ensure that they provide accurate readings. With regular calibration, you can trust the results provided by pressure gauges and make informed decisions about your oil system. With accurate and reliable pressure readings, you can also identify problems before they occur. This saves time and money by preventing costly repairs and avoiding safety risks.

The experienced team at GNW Instrumentation has decades of experience in providing thorough and precise calibration services, especially when it comes to pressure gauges used in oil systems. With our expertise, you can identify any issues quickly and make the necessary adjustments to ensure the accuracy of your pressure gauges. Keep reading to find out more about the importance of calibrating pressure gauges used in oil systems.

The Fundamentals Of Pressure Gauges

Pressure gauges are instruments used to measure the pressure of a given system. They come in two main varieties: mechanical and digital. Mechanical pressure gauges use an elastic diaphragm that registers changes in pressure, while digital pressure gauges require an electrical signal from the sensor they monitor. Most oil pressure gauges fall into the latter category and are primarily used to monitor the pressure of oil circulating through an engine.

Importance Of Pressure Gauges In Oil Systems

Pressure gauges are one of the most important elements in oil systems. Without proper monitoring, pressure levels can become unsafe and cause serious damage to equipment or even lead to explosions. By using pressure gauges that are regularly calibrated, operators can ensure that their oil systems are operating safely and optimally.

Optimal Performance And Efficiency

Pressure readings that are accurate and up-to-date enable operators to identify pressure issues quickly and take corrective action. This helps ensure the safety of personnel while also reducing the risk of costly repairs or the need for replacement parts due to reduced efficiency. Regular monitoring and calibration of pressure gauges is essential for maximising system performance, efficiency, and safety.

Safety And Risk Mitigation

Pressure measurements that are as accurate as possible are essential for ensuring safe operation in any system. Accurate readings allow quick identification of potential safety risks, reducing the likelihood of an accident or serious incident. Therefore, regular calibration and maintenance of your pressure gauges is key to mitigating these risks and keeping personnel safe.

On-site Calibration Services

Calibration services from qualified professionals can ensure that your pressure gauges deliver precise and reliable readings. On-site calibration is especially important for operators who need to be able to trust their readings in high-pressure or hazardous environments. Professional calibration services provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your equipment is operating as it should – safely and accurately.


Why Are Pressure Gauges Crucial In Oil Systems?

Pressure gauges are needed to monitor pressure levels in oil systems. Accurate pressure readings enable operators to identify any issues quickly and take corrective action, ensuring the safety of personnel while also reducing the risk of costly repairs or replacement parts due to reduced efficiency.

What Is The Difference Between Steel And Brass Pressure Gauges?

Steel and brass pressure gauges are two common types of pressure gauges. Their main differences lie in their material composition, durability and cost. Both offer excellent corrosion resistance but steel pressure gauges offer more resilience in extreme conditions. This makes them the natural choice for oil system applications. However, these characteristics make steel pressure gauges considerably more expensive than their brass counterparts.

How Often Should Pressure Gauges Be Calibrated?

It is recommended that pressure gauges be calibrated on a regular basis; ideally once a year at least. This will ensure accurate readings and help to prevent any issues from arising due to faulty equipment. Engaging the services of professional calibration specialists, like GNW Instrumentation, can help maintain accuracy and reliability. 

What Are The Consequences Of Using Inaccurate Pressure Gauges In Oil Systems?

The consequences of inaccurate pressure gauges can be serious. Without accurate readings, operators may not be able to identify or address problems quickly. This could lead to costly repairs, components failing or personnel being put in danger. To ensure the safety and efficiency of oil systems, pressure gauges must be calibrated regularly. 

Can Pressure Gauges Be Recalibrated If They Are Found To Be Inaccurate? 

Yes, pressure gauges can be recalibrated if they are found to be inaccurate. Professional calibration services are designed to restore the accuracy and reliability of pressure monitoring systems. Recalibration ensures that readings are accurate and encourages confidence in the equipment. All of which is essential for operators working in high-pressure or hazardous environments.

How Can I Maintain Pressure Gauges To Ensure Their Accuracy?

Regular maintenance is critical for the accurate functioning of pressure gauges. It is important to check for any signs of wear or damage, as well as to ensure that the instrument is correctly installed and sealed. If you are concerned about accuracy, it is important to engage a calibration specialist, like GNW Instrumentation. We can give you the peace of mind that your pressure monitoring system is working accurately and reliably. 

At GNW Instrumentation, we provide a comprehensive on-site calibration service. Our team of mobile engineers use the latest technology to ensure the accuracy and reliability of your pressure gauges. With calibrations carried out in-situ, we can minimise costly downtime and help you to maintain your operational productivity. With our years of experience and expertise, you can rely on us to deliver high-quality on-site calibrations every time. 

Contact us today on +44 (01704) 536 010 or email to discuss your on-site calibration requirements.