In the instrumentation and calibration game, liquids come into play quite frequently. Many of our clients want to be able to measure the properties of various liquids. Temperature, pressure, flow rate, and depth are just a few of the areas that our instruments can measure. However, liquids carry their own risks as well. Water is perhaps the most important resource on the planet, and it’s rightfully considered to be a beneficial part of the environment, but it can do a lot of damage to machinery over time.
- Water, unless you’re working with distilled or purified water, is rarely, if ever, pure dihydrogen monoxide (or H2O for those keeping track). There are minerals and chemicals all through it. These minerals, even though they can be microscopic, can be damaging to equipment over time.
- Repeated exposure to water can cause a buildup of rust in the equipment which results in lower overall functioning of the instrument.
- If water gets into the apparatus somehow, it can cause an immediate disruption to the measuring process.
- Many instruments at SRP Control are specifically designed to resist water damage. Many of our products have a sturdy, stainless steel structure that can withstand the various corrosive qualities of water.
- Other liquids can cause even more damage to instrumentation. As the liquid’s acidity rises, the more damage that can be done. Be sure that you’re purchasing instruments that can handle the stresses that it will be exposed to.
- Some new products can be immersed in a tank of water without being bolted or otherwise attached to the side of the tank. This has been difficult in the past because of the irregularity caused by water movement. New developments in design technology, however, have allowed for new innovations.