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Welcome to our Blog page. Our mission is to provide you with technical information that will help you better understand our pressure and temperature instruments. These blogs will provide knowledge and information that will help guide you to make the correct selection of instruments for your industries and applications.

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pressure gauge | liquid filled gauge

By: John Girard, Product Marketing Leader
November 14th, 2022

Some pressure instruments require a fill fluid to help with pulsation and vibration in certain applications. Filling the cavity of a pressure gauge with liquid lubricates and dampens the internal components to reduce or eliminate the effects of heavy vibration and/or pulsation. A system fill is commonly used in assemblies when one or more instruments are installed above a diaphragm seal. There are many types of fill fluid options available today, so which one is best for your application? 

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measurement instrument accessories | siphon

By: Jessi Jackowski, Product Specialist
October 31st, 2022

Pressure gauges are used in various environments where they can be exposed to extreme temperatures. These temperature sources can be either from the ambient surrounding environment temperatures, or the actual temperature of the process media. You need instrumentation that can withstand extreme temperature ranges. Do you have the best instruments and accessories for your application?

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sanitary gauge | pharmaceutical and biotechnology

Applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry require strict control over facility conditions to prevent product contamination and ensure product integrity. The performance of these processes relies on accurate and reliable instrumentation that meets the regulatory standards needed for safety and cleanliness. So, what makes the best pressure instrument for pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications?

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pressure transducer | semiconductor industry

Pressure transducers used in the semiconductor industry need to be designed and manufactured with materials that can prevent contamination in your process, and also handle corrosive liquids or gases in certain applications such as cleaning equipment and wet stations. Ashcroft has recently released the ZL95 fluoropolymer pressure transducer with a 4-digit LED display, specially made for corrosive environments. The PTFE/PFA wetted parts provide extended cycle life and corrosion resistance. This review will look at the features of this pressure transducer and how it can provide reliable pressure measurements for your semiconductor application.

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pressure switch | deadband

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
September 26th, 2022

A pressure switch can help ensure safe, reliable measurements for an application, but only if you fully understand the physics of its mechanics and the various nuances such as the setpoint, reset point and deadband. But what does deadband mean and how does it apply to a pressure switch? This article will explain the meaning of deadband and how it works so you can help ensure continued accuracy for your application.

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pressure transducers | pressure tubing

Your low-pressure transducer is an important part of your HVAC, critical environment, clean room or pharmaceutical application. Strict requirements for safety and sanitation need accurate and reliable pressure measurements. In some installations, the pressure transducer is required to be located at a certain distance away from the pressure source. But what if the transducer is located far away from the pressure source? What effect can the length of pressure tubing have on your pressure readings?