CALIBRATION OF AN INDICATOR SPRING AND PRESSURE GAUGE
To determine the errors in the indicated pressures on a Bourdon type pressure gauge.To determine the spring constant for an indicator spring.
The pressure gauge was connected to the test and the apparatus was filled with oil.2.
The gauge reading was taken at zero pressure; weights were placed on the vertical piston to give a true pressure of 69kN/m
in the system.3.
The plunger was screwed until the vertical piston and weights rose slightly.4.
The weights were rotated to minimise friction and the gauge readings were taken.5.
The steps were repeated in intervals of 69kN/m
up to the maximum pressure for thegauge. When the plunger became tight during the test, more oil was put into theapparatus.6.
The test was repeated with the indicator in place of the pressure gauge.7.
The pressure readings from the indicator were recorded by marking a card on thedrum with a pencil for each pressure.
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