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Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Installation and Maintenance

Time:2023-11-09 14:50:33 Popularity:63

The Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge is a precision measuring device and as such requires proper installation and maintenance to ensure its accuracy and reliability. Below is some information on the installation and maintenance of the Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge:

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Installation Steps:

Tipping bucket rain gauge installation method:

Step 1: Select a suitable installation location: choose a flat, open and unobstructed location to ensure that rainfall will flow smoothly into the rain gauge.

Step 2: Make a cement mounting base, the upper plane of the cement base should be horizontal. The size of the cement installation foundation is generally 40cm×40cm square base with a height of not less than 30cm or 40cm diameter circular base. Requirements for the instrument's rain-bearing mouth height from the ground plane distance of 70cm, and to ensure that the instrument's mouth around the 3 ~ 5 meters are not allowed to be higher than the instrument rain-bearing mouth of the shelter;

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Step 3: Installation and fixation of the instrument, adjust the level of the rain-bearing mouth, in the cement foundation to play three φ12 depth 8 ~ 10cm mounting holes, expansion bolts will be placed in the mounting holes, locked with the locking nut, and then the instrument base installed in the three elevation of the support nut, by adjusting the height of the support nut and measuring the ring mouth with the level of the level whether in a horizontal state, and finally with the top of the locking will be fixed instrument;

Step 4: Adjust the level of the tipping bucket bracket, remove the stainless steel outer cylinder, check and adjust the bubble of the leveling bubble on the tipping bucket bracket to see if it is in the middle position, if it is in the middle position, the installation is successful.

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Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Maintenance Matters:

(1) Regular Cleaning: clean the receiver and tipping bucket regularly to remove any debris or accumulated dust. This helps to ensure that rainfall will flow smoothly into the rain gauge. The instrument should generally be cleaned once a month for long term operation and must be cleaned once every three months;

(2) CHECKING THE TIPPER: Periodically check the tipper for proper operation. If any problems or damage are found with the tipping bucket, it should be replaced or repaired promptly.

Tipping bucket turning flexibility check, check the hand gently upward to hold the bucket to make it stay in the horizontal position, check whether the bucket can be left and right flexible turning. If you find that the bucket in the horizontal position can not be free to turn around, indicating that the tip of the bucket shaft and gemstone bearings between the possible existence of dirt, at this time in accordance with the method of disassembling and installing the bucket step by step to remove the bucket, clean up the tip of the axle and gemstone bearings in the foreign body and then installed, the problem can be solved.

(3) Calibrate the measuring system: Calibrate the measuring system regularly to ensure that it records rainfall accurately. If any problem or error is found in the measuring system, it should be adjusted or repaired promptly.

(4) Cleaning of the tipping bucket, the tipping bucket is the key component of this instrument, which directly affects the measurement accuracy of the instrument, over time, the inner wall of the tipping bucket will deposit a little dust or oil, so the tipping bucket should be cleaned. When cleaning, the inner wall of the bucket can be repeatedly rinsed with water or gently brushed with a degreasing brush, it is strictly prohibited to scrub the inner wall of the bucket with hands or other objects.

(5) Windproof measures: In strong windy weather, take appropriate windproof measures.

(6) When the instrument is not used for a long time, it should be covered with a top cover to protect the rain-bearing mouth on the instrument ring mouth;

(7) Backup data: Regularly backup the data recorded by the measurement system to prevent data loss or damage.

In conclusion, proper installation and maintenance is important to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please refer to the equipment manual or contact a professional.

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