Tips For Buying A New Pressure Gauge

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Tips For Buying A New Pressure Gauge

Tips For Buying A New Pressure Gauge

1 October 2017
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When operating a lot of types of industrial equipment, maintaining the proper pressure is extremely important, both from a safety standpoint and to prevent damage to the equipment. Unfortunately, while industrial pressure gauges are quite durable, they do not last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. In some cases, you may need a new pressure gauge but may no longer have the exact model number. If your company needs to replace a pressure gauge and you don't have the model number, use the following tips:

Determine Pressure Range

The first step when buying a new pressure gauge is determining that pressure range you need for a specific piece of equipment. When it comes to pressure gauges, the pressure range is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). One simple way to figure out what pressure range you need in a gauge is by looking at a piece of equipment's standard operating pressure and then doubling that number. For example, if your company regularly uses an air compressor that has a standard working pressure of 60 psi, make sure you buy a new gauge that has a psi range of at least 120.

Size of the Dial

Pressure gauges need to be read regularly to ensure that industrial equipment is running at the right pressure, so it is important to be able to clearly view the gauge and see the numbers. If you still have the old pressure gauge for a piece of equipment, the easiest thing to do is measure its diameter and purchase a new pressure gauge that has a dial that is the same size. 

In the event that you no longer have the old pressure gauge, consider the space available for a new gauge. Gauge dials are available in a wide variety of sizes, from quite small to several inches in diameter, so you should not have a problem finding a size that fits into the space available around the equipment.

Type of Connection

Pressure gauges typically either have a back or lower connection for mounting. A gauge with a back mount will have its connection protruding from the back, while a gauge with a lower mount will have its connection on the bottom like a stem. You can usually tell which connection type you will need by inspecting your industrial equipment to see where the connection is located and how much space is around it. 

Contact a company, like Direct Material , for more help.

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