Q1: What is oil gauging tape?
A1: An oil gauging tape is a measuring tool that is used to determine the depth of oil in storage tanks, drums, or other containers. It is typically made of a long, flexible steel ribbon or tape, marked with precise measurements at regular intervals.
Q2: What are the components of oil gauging tape?
A2: The oil gauging tape consists of handle, tape frame, crank, measuring tape, brass drawing weight, oil wiper, bracket and connector.
Q3: Can a oil gauging tape be wrong?
A3: Over time, the numbers on a tape will fade, and the tape itself can bend, rust, get tangled, or even break. Other abuse, such as being dropped on the shop floor or being snapped into the housing at full speed one time too many can cause measurement inaccuracies.
Tips: Oil gauging tape troubleshooting
- The tape does not rewind smoothly. If the tape does not rewind smoothly or gets stuck, it may be due to dirt or debris on the tape or the reel. Clean the tape and reel thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth or a mild solvent to remove any dirt or debris.
- The tape is inaccurate. If the oil gauging tape is not providing accurate measurements, it may be due to the tape being stretched, bent, or damaged. Make sure the tape is not kinked or bent during use, as this can affect the accuracy of the measurements.
- The oil gauging tape is difficult to read. If the markings on the tape are difficult to read, it may be due to wear and tear or fading of the markings. Ensure that the tape is clean and dry, and use proper lighting to read the markings. If the markings are faded or illegible, the tape may need to be replaced.