Deflection gauges are made from a variety of materials, including steel and aluminum. The gauges use an open nine-arm design to make sure that debris and gravel can quickly flow through. There’s a chance that gauges made from different kinds of materials can actually cause a deflection test to fail even if the pipe is up to optimal standards. That’s the reason it’s so important that you make sure that the deflection gauge you’re using is up to the recommended standards.
If you’re about to embark on a trenching project, you’ll want to make sure that you have proper deflection gauges to ensure the safety of your excavation site. Deflection gauges are often used on flexible sewer pipes to make sure they are perfectly round and are of the proper specifications. By testing the pipe, you’re making sure that it has been back-filled and bedded correctly in order to ensure that it’s working as well as it should. Trench Shore Rentals is a shoring equipment rental company in Phoenix that offers a variety of deflection gauges to help you ensure the safety of your employees.
Types of Gauges
An aluminum deflection gauge is resistant to degradation, lightweight, doesn’t have a proving ring and can be put together without the use of tools. All sizes of aluminum gauges are made to fit easily through standard-sized manholes and include sizes that will meet regional codes.
If you’re an inspector, you’ll more than likely want to use a fin style deflection gauge, which is essentially two fins placed end to end to make your size verification jobs easier. Call Trench Shore Rentals at (602) 253-3311 to learn more about the types of deflection gauges we offer or to rent other quality trenching safety equipment for your upcoming project.