When you step on a scale in the morning, unless you want to feel terrible about yourself, you always make sure that the scale is properly calibrated. If it doesn’t read “zero” when there’s nothing on it, then your weight is going to be completely inaccurate, and you’ll go through the day feeling terrible about yourself for no reason. For this reason, people implicitly understand the necessity of calibration, but not everyone is an expert on how to do it. SRP Control not only offers new gauges and instrumentation, but the company also specializes in the proper calibration of all measuring devices. In the instrumentation industry, nothing is more important than ensuring that all of the devices in your system are properly calibrated.
- Calibration ensures that corrosion or wear and tear hasn’t negatively affected the operation of the device. Some durable gauges can still be completely accurate even after a significant amount of time, but that’s not always going to be the case. For that reason, you want to make sure that everything is still functioning properly on a regular basis.
- New environments can also affect calibration settings. For instance, pressure gauges used at sea level are going to function differently from those used at high elevations. The surrounding environments are simply different, so they need to be calibrated differently.
- Different substances require different calibration. Measuring gases is very different from measuring liquids. Measuring a thick liquid may be different than measuring a very thin liquid.
- Account for human error. Sometimes people make mistakes that can affect the accuracy of a gauge. If it was dropped, stored improperly, or badly calibrated in the past, that can affect current readings.
Don’t take the chance of your gauges being inaccurate. You spent the money on this equipment, so ensure that it continues to function at peak efficiency.