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Transducer | pressure transducer | Pressure Instruments | CVD | MEMS Sensing Technology | TruAccuracy

Whether you are measuring low-pressure airflow in a critical environment, high-pressure mobile hydraulics in OEM applications, or even ultra-high purity gases in semiconductor manufacturing, you are likely relying on a pressure transducer to keep your system running safely and efficiently. In each of these instances, the challenge is selecting the best transducer for the specific application, especially when there are so many options available to you. Ashcroft and its parent company Nagano Keiki Co. LTD have a proven track record of reliability and excellence in pressure measurement instrumentation. All the sensing technologies discussed in this article have been designed and manufactured by Ashcroft along with Nagano Keiki, allowing us to control the performance, cost and lead time of our pressure sensors. Read this article to learn what sets Ashcroft pressure transducers apart from the competition and why our company is the best choice for customers in many industries around the globe. You will also gain access to other valuable insights and resources to enhance your understanding of these instruments and their functionality. When you are done reading this article, you will be in a better position to take the next step in your purchasing decision.

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Top Workplace | Connecticut | national

By: Sheila Nevins
July 17th, 2024

Finding a new job takes time, energy and planning. Beyond thinking about the type of work you want and your career goals, it is equally important to consider the type of company you want to work for. Before you apply for any opportunity, it's good practice to do a little research on the employer that is advertising the position. One thing to look for is whether the company has a people-first culture. For instance, Ashcroft, a global leader in pressure and temperature measurement instrumentation, was recently recognized as a national 2024 Manufacturing Top Workplaces award winner. This honor is given to companies voted as an employer of choice by its employees. Ashcroft was the only Connecticut-based company to receive this national recognition. Last year, the company won a regional Top 2023 Top Workplace in Western Connecticut. Read this article to learn more about the Top Workplaces program, developed by Energage LLC, what makes Ashcroft an employer of choice and the qualities to look for in your next employer.

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Corrosive | water & wastewater | diaphragm seals | Chemical/Petrochemical | Oil & Gas | isolators

Industries involving liquids such as chemical/petrochemical, oil and gas, and water/wastewater, are constantly challenged by corrosion. Understanding the different types of corrosion and how they occur is the first step in protecting your process instruments from its damaging effects. As a leading authority in pressure and temperature instrumentation, Ashcroft® offers valuable insights into corrosion and its impact on businesses. This article explores the different types of corrosion, the factors influencing corrosive environments, and the significance of selecting compatible materials for process instrumentation. Additionally, discover key considerations for choosing pressure instrumentation capable of withstanding harsh corrosive conditions.

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Calibration | temperature sensor | thermocouple | pharmaceutical and biotechnology | chemical industry | Chemical/Petrochemical | Oil & Gas | Power/Energy

This article was originally published on August 23, 2023, by Rick Zerafin and was updated on June 26, 2024, by Dave Dlugos. Consistently accurate temperature measurements are vital to several industrial processes in numerous industries from construction to energy to manufacturing. Although many instruments can measure the temperature of gas and liquid in these processes, thermocouples are among the most popular thanks to their simple design and versatility. Over time, however, the thermocouple’s performance may tail off for any number of reasons. Two of the most common are drift and elevated temperature. As a leading authority in temperature measurement instrumentation, we help customers understand the factors to consider when selecting instruments and the steps needed to keep systems running efficiently. If your process includes temperature measurement with a thermocouple, this article will explain why it is important to calibrate your instrument and how to do it. You will also get access to helpful resources that can help you gain deeper knowledge on the subject of temperature sensors.

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Product Selection

Pressure gauges play a vital role in the operations of various manufacturing industries, offering valuable insights into processes and serving as an early warning system for potential issues. From detecting pressure spikes that could indicate blockages to identifying pressure drops signaling leaks, these instruments are essential. Many mechanical pressure gauges share the same fundamental components — including a flexible measuring element known as a Bourdon tube. So the challenge is selecting the right gauge for your specific needs. Seeking guidance from experts is a smart initial step in this decision-making process. Ashcroft is a trusted name in pressure measurement instrumentation with a rich history that dates back to 1852. In this article, you will discover what sets Ashcroft pressure gauges apart and why they are a preferred choice for customers across different industry sectors. You will also get access to additional resources and information that will help deepen your knowledge about how these instruments work.

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Pressure Instruments | explosion proof

If your job involves the risk of a fire or explosion due to an explosive element that is present, you work in a hazardous location. These environments require strict adherence to safety protocols and regulations to protect both personnel and equipment. Even a small incident in these environments could lead to costly downtime or worse. Ashcroft is a trusted brand of pressure and temperature instrumentation that can be found in countless hazardous locations across the globe. We have a tremendous amount of experience in developing products that are built to ensure smooth operations and the safety of your team. In this Understanding the Basics article, you will learn more about hazardous locations, the organizations and standards that govern them, code enforcing authorities, how to prevent explosions and more. Throughout the article, you will also find helpful links and additional resources where you can gain additional knowledge about products and best practices.