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Purpose Calibration Procedure for Pressure Gauge

Safety and Standard PPE is required that includes protection against H2S Gas.
References ILD, P&ID, Operation/maintenance manual, and instrument datasheet.

Job Prerequisites 1. Obtain work permits

2. Ensure that work permit / JSA is read and understood in toolbox talk with all involved personal
3. Ensure all PPE requirements are met as listed in work permit / JSA before conducting the work.
4. Ensure the online equipments/instruments are isolated / removed from the system, as per P&ID
given by operations and as per C&E Matrices.

Tools and Equipment 1. Pressure Calibrator/Multifunction Calibrator (with Hand pump and accessories).
2. Needle Remover
3. Adjustable Wrench and set of spanners
4. Rags and cleaning agent (if applicable)
5. Teflon tape or liquid sealant
6. 2 2-Way Radios (1 for CCR Operator and 1 for Field Technicians)

Persons Required 1. Senior Instrument Technician

2. Instrument Technician

Job Procedure 1. Isolate the gauge to be serviced, observe for any defects, readability, and movement.
2. If the unit is to be brought to the workshop, you can use Dead Weight tester, if not, a standard
pressure reference and a set of pump would do the work. In this case, a field calibration for gauge.
3. Hook up the calibration equipment and the gauge to be calibrated as shown below:

4. Before applying any pressure to the gauge, set the pointer to read zero on the scale.
5. Apply the full range pressure to the gauge. Adjust the linkage so that the pointer is at the maximum
reading on the scale, (full scale deflection).
6. Reduce the pressure to zero and check that the pointer reads zero on the scale. Adjust the pointer
if necessary.
7. Repeat steps (2) and (3) until both readings are correct.
8. If the Pressure gauge has a linearizing adjustment, set the applied pressure to 50% of the
maximum scale reading. Adjust the linearizing adjustment so that the pointer reads at 50% of the
maximum scale reading.
9. Check the Pressure gauge reads correctly at 0, 50% and maximum scale reading. You may need to
adjust the gauge many times before the gauge is correct. You must be patient and careful.
10. When step (6) is completed, write down the reading on the gauge for the applied pressure
readings on a calibration sheet.
11. Record the obtained readings of the gauge and the applied pressures (increasing and decreasing)
as AS FOUND data, and if adjustments were done, also write down the AS LEFT values.