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Mike Billingslea, Product Manager Low Pressure Transducers

Mike has 8 years of experience, specifically with Ashcroft low-pressure transducers, and has over 25 years of experience at Ashcroft in various Sales and Marketing roles. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, running road races and seeing live music

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low pressure | pressure sensors | critical environments

Measuring very low-pressure in controlled environments like data centers, isolation rooms, labs, and operating rooms, for example, is challenging because they must maintain a very specific and very controlled atmosphere. If these environments are compromised in any way, it puts the people and the equipment you are protecting at risk. That's why you must ensure your pressure measurement instrumentation meets the specified guidelines for accuracy and reliability. As a product manager at Ashcroft, I have 26 years of industry experience, including the past eight years working exclusively on low-pressure sensing technology. In this article, you will see how we define 'very low' pressure, see examples of controlled environments where low-pressure measurements are required, and learn how pressure is measured in these applications. You will also gain a better understanding of the impact temperature has on pressure measurement and what to look for in a pressure measurement instrument to ensure your controlled environment stays secure. When you are done reading, you will also be directed to additional articles and resources that may be of interest for other questions you may have.

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pressure transducers | semiconductor | comparisons

In semiconductor applications, your pressure instrumentation needs to stand up to the conditions as well as meet high-purity standards and regulations. Ashcroft's line of fluoropolymer pressure transducers provides reliable pressure measurements for your semiconductor applications. How do you know which of these transducers is the right one for your application? This blog will compare Ashcroft’s ZL91, ZL92 and ZL95 pressure transducers and discuss their features and benefits to help you find the best solution for your needs.

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pressure transducers | pressure tubing

Your low-pressure transducer is an important part of your HVAC, critical environment, clean room or pharmaceutical application. Strict requirements for safety and sanitation need accurate and reliable pressure measurements. In some installations, the pressure transducer is required to be located at a certain distance away from the pressure source. But what if the transducer is located far away from the pressure source? What effect can the length of pressure tubing have on your pressure readings?

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pressure transducers | low pressure | critical environments

Cleanrooms, data centers, laboratories, hospital operating rooms, isolation rooms and other critical facilities have strict environmental guidelines requiring close monitoring and control. To ensure that these controlled environments are not compromised, your pressure measuring instruments must be highly accurate, reliable and compliant with these guidelines. The wrong pressure transducer can result in equipment damage, worker injury or incorrect measurements. So, how can you ensure you’re choosing the right transducer for your critical environment application?

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pressure transmitter | low pressure

When you’re working in pharmaceutical or biotech applications, whether it’s an HVAC system or an isolation or clean room, it’s vital to maintain clean, contaminant-free environments. If you don’t, you risk the safety of others and the possible contamination of your processes. You need a pressure transmitter that can reliably monitor ultra-low pressure, but the number of products available on the market can be overwhelming.