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As humans, it is natural to find comfort in routine. We may use the same product for years, merely our of habit, without taking into consideration newer products on the market that better serve our needs.
The Presscision PPT instrument is a novel device designed with the user in mind. It’s capabilities far exceed those of the traditional analog pressure gauge it replaces. These advanced capabilities come with a higher initial purchase price for the user. However, when making a purchase decision, factors such as the true cost of ownership and added value should be taken into consideration.
When viewed as a long-term investment, the Presscision instrument’s true cost of ownership is significantly less than that for an analog gauge, as seen in the following evaluation:
The Presscision instrument will last for 10 years, or longer.
Analog gauges are “consumables”. Due to the high failure rate,
many firms choose to replace analog gauges after each regulatory test.
Amortizing the cost over a 10-year lifetime: less than $200 per year.
Small firms (10 analog gauges per year): $600 per year.
Large firms (100 gauges per year): over $5000 per year.
The cost of ownership does not factor in the added value that the advanced features and performance of the Presscision Instrument delivers to the owner over the lifetime of the instrument. The added value relative to the analog pressure gauge can be in the form of tangible (measurable) benefits and intangible benefits.
Experience has shown that analog gauges have great difficulty resolving small changes in pressure (due to leaks) over typical test times. For jobs that involve multiple stages of testing, often times leaks remain undiscovered until the late stages of the testing process. Identifying the source of a leak at a late stage of testing can be a difficult, time-consuming, and costly. The Presscision PPT instrument’s accurate and repeatable measurement capabilities combined with digital readout has demonstrated the ability detect small leaks that would otherwise go undetected by an analog gauge. Detecting leaks earlier in the test process makes the task of locating the leak much faster, saving time and money.
A common failure mode of analog gauges is the failure to “return to a 0.0” meter reading after removal of pressure from the device under test following test completion. This failure mode results in a failed test, with significant ramifications to job schedule and cost. The Presscision PPT instrument uses modern, digital transducers for accurate, repeatable measurement of pressure and temperature. PPT users can go into a regulatory test with high confidence that a test will not fail due to failure of the instrument itself.
By its very nature, an analog gauge does not provide any form of liability shield to the user. From undocumented sensor accuracy to the lack of test records, using an analog gauge leaves the user with no tangible proof of the results and accuracy of past tests. The Presscision PPT instrument automatically generates documented test records that provide proof of measurement accuracy, test conduct, and results. These records and associated test reports provide a high level of protection from potential litigation.
To learn more about how the Presscision PPT Instrument can save you time and money, and reduce your exposure to liability, contact us today!