Metcheck specialise in supplying traditionally made Barographs and Barograph Consumables such as charts, pens and ink. We often get asked for best practice advice so if you are new to using a Barograph for pressure measurements or have inherited a family heirloom the following steps may help when it comes to setting or calibrating your instrument.
1. Take the lid off to allow for easy access to your Barograph, some glass covers are hinged so carefully place your lid in a resting position so as not to damage it.
2. Traditional English Barographs with clockwork mechanisms in the drum have a knob on the top of an upright piece of steel. By turning this you are adjusting the barograph arm up or down.
3. Find your local pressure reading online at www.bbc.co.uk/weather by typing in your postcode or local Town.
4. Rotate the knob so that the barograph arm moves up and down against the drum until the tip of your barograph pen rests on your chart at the correct pressure reading.
5. You're now all done, replace the lid to protect your barograph for the upcoming week.
The above guidelines are also available as a pdf file below so that you can print them off and keep them near your barograph for future reference. We hope the above steps have been helpful but if you would like further advice or assistance feel free to email a member of our sales team.
Click here to download these tips in a handy PDF.