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The Ashcroft blog provides helpful information about pressure and temperature instruments. Gain the knowledge you need to keep your business running!

Jessi Jackowski, Product Specialist

Jessi Jackowski is the Product Specialist for Process Gauges, Differential Gauges & Accessories at Ashcroft. Jessi started at Ashcroft in 2019 where she began her tenure on the Inside Sales team. Soon after, Jessi transitioned to the OEM team as a Group Lead. Prior to Ashcroft, Jessi was the Head Inside Sales Representative for an industrial manufacturer that specialized in electrical, automotive and plumbing tooling. Jessi has a B.S in History Education from Southern Connecticut State University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and going to the beach.

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pressure gauge | ultra high pressure

This article was originally published on May 23, 2022, by Lou Altieri and was updated on June 5, 2024, by Jessi Jackowski. Industrial water blasting and water jetting systems have unique challenges including high vibration, high pulsation and extremely high pressure. Water blasting, for example, can reach as high as 40,000 psi, while water jetting can reach 100,000 psi. These systems require close pressure monitoring using specialized instruments designed to withstand harsh conditions. With more than 170 years of experience, Ashcroft understands how difficult ultra-high applications can be. We also know that using instruments that are not manufactured to tolerate demanding applications like these can cause your system to fail, damage your equipment and possibly injure your operators. If you’re using pressure instruments that are not designed to handle these conditions, you could damage your equipment and disrupt your process Read this article to learn what you should consider before selecting a pressure measurement instrument for ultra-high-pressure applications. You'll also learn why the Ashcroft® T6500 Ultra-High-Pressure (UHP) gauge is designed with standards making it suitable for these pressurized water systems. When you are done reading, you will be in a better position to decide if this gauge is the right product to ensure the safety of your equipment and your operators.

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pressure gauge | Pressure Instruments | chemical industry

In the chemical and petrochemical industry, measuring and monitoring pressure is critical to ensuring your operation runs safely and efficiently. Inaccurate pressure measurements can have serious consequences, including employee injury, equipment loss, environmental issues and costly downtime. That’s why it is essential to use instruments engineered to withstand the severe demands of chemical processing operations. Ashcroft has been making accurate and reliable pressure and temperature measurement instruments for more than 170 years. During that time, we have seen how pressure gauges perform in the most demanding conditions and have become an industry authority across the globe. In this article, you will learn about the unique challenges pressure gauges encounter in chemical and petrochemical operations and gain a better understanding of how to ensure your gauge is safe to use in these demanding applications. When you are done reading, you will have access to additional articles and resources to deepen your knowledge even further.

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pressure gauge | measurement instrument accessories | diaphragm seals | Chemical/Petrochemical | Oil & Gas

This article was originally published on February 9, 2022, and was updated on April 3, 2024. Pressure gauges are often used in challenging environments where they could be exposed to extreme temperatures that may damage them or impact their accuracy. These extreme temperatures can come from a variety of sources such as the surrounding environment (ambient temperature), or the temperature of the process media being measured (media temperature). How do you minimize the effects of temperature on your instrumentation and protect your pressure gauges from damage? Read on to learn the effects that temperature can have on pressure gauges and their performance. Plus, you will gain insights into how you can address these issues to keep your gauge working at peak performance.

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pressure gauge | differential pressure gauge | comparisons

When you’re monitoring differential pressure in applications where high static pressure and low differential pressure is a requirement, reliability and corrosion resistance is essential for instrumentation to operate safely. If your pressure measuring instruments aren’t compatible with your process, you may face equipment damage and downtime. This blog will compare Ashcroft’s 5503 and F5504 differential pressure gauges and discuss their features and benefits to help you find the best solution for your needs.

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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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pressure gauge | pressure gauge range

By: Jessi Jackowski, Product Specialist
September 13th, 2021

Pressure gauges can be found in virtually every industry. Depending on your application, these instruments play an important role in measuring the air, gas or liquid pressure in your system to keep it running safely and smoothly. However, for optimum efficiency, you will need to make sure the pressure range you choose for your gauge aligns with your application requirements and a few other factors. Ashcroft has been in the pressure gauge business for more than a century and a half, so following the guidelines in this article can save you time and give you confidence in your purchasing decision. Read on to learn about the factors to consider when choosing the pressure range for your gauge. Then, when you are done, we will share additional information about pressure gauge selection that you can use as a reference.