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Operating 1.

Safety gauge, it must be protected against being blocked

instructions EN WARNING!
by debris and dirt. With safety pressure gauges
(see k) there must be a free space of > 15 mm
Before installation, commissioning and
behind the blow-out back.
operation, ensure that the appropriate
After installation, open the vent valve (if available)
Pressure gauges pressure gauge has been selected in
or set from CLOSE to OPEN. With
terms of measuring range, design and
models 4 and 7, do not open the
suitable wetted material (corrosion) for the specific
flange mounting screws. The version
measuring conditions. In order to guarantee the
of the vent valve depends on the
measurement accuracy and long-term stability
Examples: model and can deviate from the above illustration!
specified, the corresponding load limits must be
observed. Requirements for the installation point
Only qualified persons authorised by the plant If the line to the measuring instrument is not
manager are permitted to install, maintain and adequately stable, a measuring instrument holder
service the pressure gauges. should be used for fastening (and possibly via a
Model 732.14, flexible capillary). If vibrations cannot be avoided
For hazardous media such as oxygen, acetylene,
overpressure safety by means of suitable installation, instruments
flammable or toxic gases or liquids, and refrigera-
up to 400 bar with liquid filling should be used. The instruments
tion plants, compressors, etc., in addition to all
Model 432.56, should be protected against coarse dirt and wide
standard regulations, the appropriate existing
overpressure safety fluctuations in ambient temperature.
codes or regulations must also be followed.
up to 100 bar Note for model 732.14, for front bezel mounting:
From pressure gauges which do not correspond The front bezel serves as centring and as the
Model 213.40 to a safety version per EN 837 highly pressurised aperture in the mounting panel. Securing and thus
media might leak out through the possibly burst- the weight-bearing must be made via the pressure
ing window in case of a component failure. For connection piping.
gaseous media and working pressures > 25 bar a
pressure gauge with safety version S3 is recom- 3. Permissible ambient and operating
mended per EN 837-2. temperatures
After an external fire, pressure media can leak out, When mounting the pressure gauge it must be
Notes per current pressure equipment directive particularly at soft solder joints. All instruments ensured that, taking into consideration the influ-
„„ The pressure gauges are defined as “pressure must be checked and, if necessary, replaced ence of convection and heat radiation, no deviation
accessories” before recommissioning the plant. above or below the permissible temperature limits
„„ The volume of the “pressure-bearing housings” of can occur. Observe the influence of temperature
Non-observance of the respective regulations on the indication accuracy!
WIKA pressure gauges is < 0.1 L
can cause serious injuries and/or damage to the
„„ The pressure gauges carry CE marking for fluid
equipment. 4. Storage
group 1 per annex II, diagram 1 when their permis-
sible working pressure is > 200 bar 2. Mechanical connection To protect the pressure gauges from mechanical
damage keep them in the original packaging until
Instruments that do not carry the mark are manufactured In accordance with the general technical regula- installation.
per article 4, paragraph 3 “sound engineering practice”. tions for pressure gauges (e.g. EN 837-2). When Protect the measuring instruments from humidity
screwing the instruments in, the force required to and dust.
Applicable standards (depending on model) do this must not be applied through the case, but Storage temperature range: -40 ... +70 °C
EN 837-1 Bourdon tube pressure gauges, dimensions, only through the spanner flats provided for this Storage temperature range model
metrology, requirements and testing purpose, and using a suitable tool. PG23LT: -70 ... +70 °C
EN 837-2 Selection and installation recommendations For parallel threads, use flat gaskets, lens-type
for pressure gauges sealing rings or WIKA profile sealings at the 5. Maintenance and repairs
EN 837-3 Diaphragm and capsule pressure gauges, The pressure gauges are maintenance-free.
dimensions, metrology, requirements and Regular checks should be carried out to ensure
testing Installation with the measurement accuracy. Checks or recalibra-
Specifications: See data sheet at www.wika.de open-ended tions must only be carried out by qualified skilled
spanner personnel with the appropriate equipment. When
Subject to technical modifications. dismounting, close the vent valve (if available).
© WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG 2009 Sealing of the pressure gauge connections
WARNING! Residual media in
Sealing in dismounted pressure gauges can
Spanner flats the thread result in a risk to persons, the environ-
 ment and equipment. Take sufficient
Sealing face  precautionary measures.
sealing face . With tapered threads (e.g. NPT
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG threads), sealing is made in the threads  using
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63911 Klingenberg/Germany (EN 837-2).

Tel. +49 9372 132-0 The torque depends on the sealing used. In order
Fax +49 9372 132-406 to orientate the measuring instrument so that it
info@wika.de can be read as well as possible, a connection with
www.wika.de clamp socket or union nut should be used.
When a blow-out device is fitted to a pressure