Tool & Gauge Calibration
Regular independent testing and calibration of your hydraulic tools, pneumatic tools and other equipment ensures that your tooling performs accurately and consistently during use. In many cases industry standards require that high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic tools are tested and calibrated on a regular basis to comply with all necessary quality and safety criteria. The use of equipment, which has not been regularly calibrated, could easily lead to inaccurate loading figures being applied when compared to the requirements of the application specifications.
For the vast majority of hydraulic tooling, the key indicator is the hydraulic pressure gauge (gage). We refer to the gauges as the “window to the hydraulic system” since it will show you what is going on inside. Physical loads, whether they are lifting, compression, torque, tension or simple pressure testing are entirely dependent on the accuracy of the hydraulic pressure gauge readings. The most common form of pressure gauge is a standard dial type (analog) gauge.
Winshaw Hydraulic Tools offers an in-house test and calibration service, including the issue of an individual test and calibration certificate for each gauge or tool. We recommend the calibration is renewed annually or after each major usage. However, some API certification and calibration standards call for a more frequent recertification or recalibration. For hydraulic torque and tensioning equipment it is preferable that tooling is returned with the gauge in order that the integrity of the entire system can be checked and validated.