THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UNCALIBRATED WATT METERS – AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID IT

A watt meter is an instrument used to measure amounts of electricity being used in any given circuit. Due to the extreme conditions and high voltages a watt meter may come across, it is extremely important to ensure that a watt meter is properly calibrated before use. If a watt meter is not calibrated before use, extreme and dangerous consequences are likely to occur.

Risks of an uncalibrated watt meter include the following:

INACCURATE RESULTS

If a watt meter is not calibrated or not calibrated proper your equipment, chances of inaccurate results are likely.

POOR RELIABILITY

When a watt meter is calibrated, there is proof that the instrument is well maintained and regularly serviced, meaning that the watt meter is reliable. However, when a watt meter is not calibrated or it is calibrated irregularly the reliability of the watt meter and its measurements minimizes. To ensure high reliability calibration of a watt meter should be performed regularly as it will confirm that the instrument is performing within required standards.

SAFETY RISKS

An uncalibrated watt meter can pose a number of safety risks; including electrical shock. Electrical shock can be life threatening, therefore, all precautions should be taken to avoid it – including calibrating a watt meter before use.

INCREASED COSTS

Unnecessary costs are likely if a watt meter is not calibrated. Costs would include repairs to an equipment or item damaged due to the improperly calibrated instrument, medical costs of any individual affected by an uncalibrated instrument and costs to replace an instrument if it suffers trauma from being improperly calibrated during a job.

POOR QUALITY

If a watt meter cannot properly measure electricity due to calibration errors, the finished product is guaranteed to have poor quality. If the finished product has poor quality, unhappy and dissatisfied customers are likely, which could hurt a company’s reputation.

To ensure that these risks are not associated with your business, it is utterly important to calibrate your watt meter regularly. In the long wrong, proper calibration of a watt meter with save you money and guarantee success.

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