In more than 250 instrument reviews conducted by WIKA, a staggering 30% of gauges in a typical processing plant required corrective action. That’s one in four gauges.
Vibration is one of the most common causes of pressure gauge failure in production facilities, posing a host of threats.
Just for starters, simply reading a gauge mounted to a vibrating piece of equipment can be difficult. Vibration also can move a gauge’s pointer mechanism “off zero” — making readings inaccurate.
If you don’t address vibration risks in your production lines, your gauges will wear out prematurely. That, in turn, will result in an endless, expensive cycle of replacements with gauges that are apt to be just as ill-suited to high-vibration settings. More Info