All flow meters, regardless of type, construction, manufacture or age, must be periodically recalibrated. Flow meter calibration and maintenance schedules are a major factor in the performance of your meter due to gradual and imperceptible changes in the meter over time. Even if you cannot see any changes on the outside, your meter is changing and your measurments are becoming less accurate. But sending equipment out for maintenance and repair can be a hassle and in some cases, it can bring down your productivity level. here are a few ways you can stay on top of your flow meter calibration withouth having to slow down, or even shutdown, your operation and processes.
To keep your equipment up to standards and keep operations running smoothly at the same time, consider the following:
- Use calibration lab that can do onsite calibrations, especially if you have a large number (20+) instruments that need to be serviced.
- Try and find a service provider who can meet all of your calibration needs. That way when you send something out or bring them onsite, they can handle all of your calibrations in one swoop.
- Plan maintenance schedules, repairs, and calibrations so technicians can service as many pieces of equipment as possible while at your facility or when you send them out.
- If your facility has shutdowns try and schedule calibration during that time, also consider weekend and overnight services if available.
- Utilize pick-up and delivery options if available so you do not have to wait on shipping and handling from a third party.