Pressure gauges are unique devices. They are specifically designed to detect that there is intense pressure in a tank or line, and to show you readings of how intense that pressure is. In industrial settings, pressure gauges tell you how well air pressure or water pressure in a line is doing, and whether or not the pressure is too much. When a gauge fails, it could lead to potentially dangerous and catastrophic results. It also places you in the position of finding a new replacement gauge, but where to find one and fast? The following suggestions will help direct you to a new gauge in record time:
Go Straight to the Horse's Mouth: A Pressure Gauge Supplier
Your first stop should be a pressure gauge supplier. These companies stock every single shape and size of pressure gauge, for all applications. Whether you walk into their virtual store or a physical store, you can see innumerable options for your new gauge needs. Purchase an updated version of the gauge you already have and are replacing, or -- if it will work on the machine that needs the new gauge -- an entirely different style of gauge. If you are not sure a different style of gauge will work with this particular machine in your plant, you can ask a customer service representative.
Go to an Industrial Auction
Industrial plants close all the time. When they do, they hold auctions to sell off all equipment and equipment parts in order to make the buildings as empty and theft-proof as possible. Attend an auction, find your gauge, and bid. You may get a really good deal on the exact same type and style of pressure gauge as the one you are trying to replace.
Online Retailers and Online Auctions
These days, you can buy literally anything and everything through online auctions and online-only retailers. If the retailers are not the ones selling certain items, they have partnered with small business owners to hock wares and collect a percentage of the profits from the small business owners. Not only is this a win-win for their partnership, but it is also a win-win-win for customers looking to buy something specific and having a very difficult time trying to find their items and/or buy said items at a fair and reasonable price. If you do not find the gauge you are looking for from one of the above sources, try these online sources.