If you work with any of the critical mechanical applications found in the modern world - including mobile construction equipment, and fuel pumps for example - it is likely you also manage hydraulic systems. Because these systems use liquids in various forms to generate power, you know that the inherent pressure feature of hydraulics has to be managed properly. In the best-case scenario, a lack of sufficient management of pressure levels in a system could lead to inferior output. In the worst cases, it could cause damage to equipment or physical harm to system operators. Hydraulic pressure gauges play a critical role in regulating pressure by monitoring levels in either a specified part or the entire system to ensure things are operating normally. So how do you know which pressure gauge will work best in your hydraulic system? Just know what you’re looking for and choose carefully! Sounds simple, right? As a pressure gauge product lead at Ashcroft - a recognized authority in temperature and pressure solutions - I have seen many scenarios where the wrong pressure gauges were selected and the impact that decision had on operations. In this article, you will learn about the five pressure gauge features I consider most important for hydraulic applications so you can be confident about selecting the best option to meet your specific needs. Let’s get started.
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Hydrogen is one of the fastest-growing alternative energy resources used today. Your pressure gauge is a vital component of your equipment or system. Many of these hydrogen applications have processes that can cause hydrogen ion diffusion that can damage your instruments. When properly specified, your system will need to operate safely and to expected performance levels over the design life of the system or equipment, but only if you have the right pressure gauge for your equipment’s application. The wrong pressure gauge can result in potential equipment damage, worker injury or out-of-specification measurements. So, how can you ensure you choose the right one for a hydrogen application? To ensure you have the best pressure gauge for the job, there are a few things that you need to consider.
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?
High-purity applications require a particular type of pressure gauge to ensure accuracy, safety and repeatability. The materials from which it’s made and its safety features must be specialized for demanding environments. Do you have the right high-purity pressure gauge for your process? Do you need enough space to have multiple devices measuring your process? Ashcroft’s newly released HPS high-purity pressure gauge with reed switch might be right for you. This article will describe the features of this new gauge and how it can help keep your application, and business, running.
Your business depends on reliable, accurate and safe pressure measurements and instruments to keep running smoothly. Some pressure gauges even offer safety features to ensure that your workers are protected from harm.