BetaGauge 330 FAQ – 1

Q. How long does the internal electric pump last?

A. Under normal use the BetaGauge 330 internal pump can be expected to last a minimum of 5,000 cycles to full pressure before requiring a rebuild. Since the pump won’t normally always be cycled to full pressure (typically 150 PSI / 10 Bar / 100 kPa), it should realistically last longer.

BetaGauge 330 Pressure Calibrator

BetaGauge 330 Pressure Calibrator

In addition, our testing to get the 5,000 cycle number consisted of running the pump repeatedly to full pressure with a break of 10 minutes every 10 cycles. This also is not a normal type of use where the calibrator may only be used a few times a day, if that. Again, that relates to even longer lifetimes.

If you assume that the calibrator is used to perform 4 calibrations a day, with each calibration requiring 3 pump cycles just to get everything right, then a pump rebuild might be required after 1 year and 8 months. I based this on 250 working days a year, which I think is typical.

But, if the worst really happens, a pump rebuild is a field procedure. Martel offers a kit with all the necessary parts to replace the wear items in the pump and get it fully functional again. A technician will only need a few simple tools and the ability to unsolder and resolder the power leads to the pump. A rebuild should take less than 1 hour to complete and get your BetaGauge 330 back in business.

Cost of the rebuild kit? About $20.00.