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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.

Lou Altieri, Product Marketing Leader

Lou Altieri is a Product Marketing Leader with Ashcroft Inc. with more than 41 years of experience. He is responsible for pressure gauges, diaphragm seals, isolation rings and accessories that serve for the oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, and water/wastewater markets. Lou has a passion for understanding customer needs and providing solutions to their problems. Most recently, to safely protect the gauge from elevated pressure beyond its full-scale range, he released a gauge that can withstand pressure up to 4X the range of the gauge without damaging the instrument. He has authored numerous articles. In his spare time, Lou enjoys power walking, hiking and winemaking.

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pressure gauge | ultra high pressure

Water jet or water blaster applications require specialized equipment to handle the ultra-high pressure involved. If you’re using pressure instruments not designed to handle up to 100,000 psi, you could damage your equipment and disrupt your process. Ensure you have the right tool for the job with Ashcroft’s new T6500 ultra-high-pressure gauge, specially made for applications using pressurized water to clean surfaces.

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measurement instrument accessories | instrument assembly

Instrument assemblies can help protect your equipment and ensure reliable and accurate pressure readings of your process. Assemblies that include accessories such as diaphragm seals, capillary, pulsation dampeners and Ashcroft type 2198 and 1198 siphons can help mitigate extreme effects, including high temperature, pulsation and vibration. Along with dissipating these effects, diaphragm seals/instrument isolators can prevent clogging of the instrument from a dirty process. A seal is also available in many wetted materials for compatibility with the process, making them a popular choice to mount to instruments. But what is a welded instrument assembly and when is it appropriate to use one?

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pressure gauge | measurement instrument accessories | diaphragm seals

By: Lou Altieri, Product Marketing Leader
February 9th, 2022

Pressure gauges are often used in challenging environments where they could be exposed to extreme temperatures that may damage them or impact their accuracy.

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pressure gauge | absolute pressure | vacuum pressure

By: Lou Altieri, Product Marketing Leader
December 13th, 2021

Your mechanical pressure gauge can measure a variety of pressures depending on your application. And not just positive pressure, either. There are requirements for gauges that measure both positive pressure and negative pressure, also known as a gauge with a compound range or scale.

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pressure gauge | pressure gauge range

By: Lou Altieri, Product Marketing Leader
September 13th, 2021

When you are researching pressure gauges for your pressure measurement needs, consider these factors: What is the application? How much pressure is involved? What size dial should you buy? What is the gauge accuracy requirement? These are just some of the questions to ask that can help you find the proper range for your pressure gauge. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by choices, so this article will offer some tips for selecting the right pressure gauge range for your application.

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pressure gauge | Pressure Instruments

Your process pressure instruments play a critical role in your applications. They accurately and reliably measure and monitor pressure to determine if process systems are working effectively and efficiently, or if you need to make system alterations or adjustments. This helps ensure the safety of your personnel, the efficiency of your processes and the quality of your products. But what happens when your pressure instruments break down? In my 41 years of working in the process industry, I’ve seen many causes of instrument failure. These “instrument killers” can throw a wrench in your project and cause all types of problems. Luckily, most of them can be prevented if you know the warning signs.