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Bob Pierce, Territory Sales Manager

Bob Pierce is the Territory Sales Manager (Channels/Distribution), responsible for 6 states in the Southeast Gulf Coast region. He started his career at Ashcroft in 2018 with 25+ years of experience in the fields of Instrumentation and Control Valves. Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Business from the University of Alabama – Birmingham.

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pressure gauge | pressure transmitter | analog pressure gauge

This article was originally published on June 27, 2022, and was updated on March 20, 2024. Critical process applications demand implementing critical safety measures. The safety of your operators and your customers depends on using high-quality pressure measuring instruments that can help you avoid disaster. The one thing I've learned in over 25 years of industry experience is that you can never be too careful. Unfortunately, when I visit process plants and other facilities, I often find that proper instrumentation is not installed on many applications. Understanding which instruments to use can be the difference between a successful operation and a dangerous one. In this article, you will learn why installing both an analog pressure gauge and a pressure transmitter to monitor air, gas or liquid pressure in challenging industrial applications is a good safety strategy. They each have a specific job to do. When you are finished reading, you can decide if having both types of instruments working for you is the right decision. You will also get links to additional information that you may find useful.

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By: Bob Pierce, Territory Sales Manager
August 29th, 2023

When your organization operates equipment in critical processes – from plants dealing with hazardous chemicals to power stations providing energy for thousands of households – you can’t afford to have any questions about the accuracy and effectiveness of your pressure and temperature instruments. For these critical applications, your instruments need to be dependable and function the way your operators expect. It’s not always enough to perform the normal set of daily checks done by the team. From time to time, you need a more full-scale solution that gives you an in-depth understanding of how your instruments are performing and what needs to be improved. An instrument audit like the one Ashcroft offers in our Critical Application Solution Experts® (CASE®) service could be the perfect solution for helping you keep your equipment in top condition. In this article, we’ll explain what’s involved in our CASE audit and list some of its benefits for plant managers who pursue one.

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Ammonia | pressure gauge

By: Bob Pierce, Territory Sales Manager
January 9th, 2023

Applications at ammonia plants can be corrosive and damaging to your equipment. The pressure instruments you use must be able to stand up to the harsh environment of ammonia applications, or you may face equipment damage, operator injury or downtime for your process. So, what pressure gauges and accessories are the best choices for use in ammonia plant applications? This article will discuss some of the factors you should consider when selecting pressure instrumentation for ammonia to help you find the best solution for your process.

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pressure gauge | measurement instrument accessories | diaphragm seals | instrument assembly

This article was originally published on April 18, 2022, and was updated on April 17, 2024. No matter what industry you work in, diaphragm seals (also referred to as isolators) and welded assemblies are used to protect your pressure and temperature instrumentation from corrosive process media. After decades of making quality pressure and temperature gauges and sensors to help keep processes performing reliably and efficiently, Ashcroft has seen just about every scenario where something can go wrong. One reason we like to share our expertise is to help people like you who may be experiencing a similar issue that we can help solve. In this article, you will learn what a welded diaphragm seal assembly is and how it is used to help mitigate the damaging effects of high temperature, pulsation and vibration endured by your instruments. You will also see how these assemblies can ensure reliable and accurate pressure readings of your process. When you are done, you will find links to additional resources that can help you learn more about related topics.