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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, Global Product Leader

Lou Altieri is a Global Product 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 powerwalking, hiking and winemaking.

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By: Lou Altieri, Global Product 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?

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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.


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Product Selection

By: Lou Altieri, Global Product Leader
March 28th, 2019

Welcome to the Ashcroft blog!  We’ve got an important topic to discuss with you today: the overpressure protection option available on our T6500 XRA pressure gauge. Why is this option so important? Because it shields the instrument against overpressure buildup in the system – and can withstand overpressure up to four times the measurement portion of the range. These gauges, also known as retard gauges, are excellent fits for process and industrial applications – particularly those where pressure spikes or overpressure beyond measurement portion of the pressure ranges can occur. An example is the opening or closing of a valve. Pipeline overpressure, faulty regulators, process components (compressor, reciprocating pumps) and other factors can also contribute to this.