A fundamental aspect of boiler repair is health and safety. A piece of equipment such as a voltage stick may look similar to the magic wand, however the only trick the stick performs is the detection of voltage. This vital Pease of equipment should not be applied like a magician wand using a waving motion but held close to the boiler or any metallic surrounding area to ensure the engineer’s safety before starting work. Its testing abilities can penetrate certain material detecting the presence of voltage through a wire ensuring safety before touching or attempting to cut.
A voltage stick can be a very useful device as an addition to an engineer health and safety protocol. Especially in a situation when a boiler is suspected of having an internal leak. The water inside a boiler is dangerous, water is a highly conductive substance that can easily create a short circuit that can damage a boiler internal components. Its good practice to check before and after isolation to ensure there is no possibility of electrocution. A multimeter is also a very sophisticated Pease of electrical testing equipment. However, unlike the voltage stick a multimeter as to making contact with the material tested a take a reading.
The diagnostic accuracy of a multimeter on boiler repairs.
What is a multimeter? a multimeter is an electrical sensing device that can detect a range of different voltages. A multimeter as to make contact with the metallic area being tested to take a reading. Consisting of two separate electrodes when applied to a surface will give a reading on what voltage is being emitted.
It can be purchased from good electrical or plumbers merchants from as little as £25. A good multi will cost a great deal more, however, as a professional this should be no deterrent. The more costly the better the results an auto-ranging multimeter can detect a range of voltages without having adjusted the dials to suit varying voltages. It can detect AC /DC/ resistance and continuity, one of the benefits of employing the use of professional equipment is exceptional accuracy.
Precision and accuracy comes from using the right equipment.
Whenever a boiler stops working there is always a reason, through a process of elimination the source of the problem can always be identified. With the right equipment and experience, a cross-reference analysis can be performed to pinpoint the exact source of the problem. This vital piece of dedication will help to avoid the costly experience of purchasing expensive boiler parts to no avail.