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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.

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pressure gauge | gauge dial size

Pressure gauges come in a number of different options, including range, materials and size. You can even customize the gauge dial. Different dial sizes can suit your particular application and the location of your pressure gauge. So, what size pressure gauge is best for your application?

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Hydrogen | pressure switch

When your application involves hazardous locations, it’s important to use instruments that are up to the challenges these applications can offer. In environments with a fire or explosion risk, the wrong pressure instruments can lead to operator injury, equipment damage or worse. How can you avoid these problems?

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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 gauge | pressure transmitter

Safety should always be top of mind when it comes to critical process applications. The safety of your operators and your customers is crucial and using high-quality pressure measuring instruments can help you avoid disaster. Analog pressure gauges are an efficient and reliable way to measure pressure in your process. But with so many digital options on the market today, why wouldn’t you want the latest technology and all the bells and whistles that come with it? The answer is: you can have both!

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Calibration | zero and span

By: Bobby Gemelas, Product Manager
June 20th, 2022

Your pressure sensors are an important part of your application, ensuring accurate and reliable measurements and the safety of your process and its operators. To keep your processes working properly, recalibration of your sensors may be necessary over time. Sensors can degrade over time as components are exposed to wear, temperature and cycling. This can lead to a loss of stability and drift in the output signal of the sensor away from its published specification.

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diaphragm seals | flushing port

A diaphragm seal is a useful accessory to protect your pressure measurement instruments from corrosive media or clogging from sludge or slurries, especially in wastewater processing. But diaphragm seals can also be at risk of clogging, which can lead to equipment failure and put a stop to your process. So, how can you help protect your diaphragm seal from the negative effects of this type of process media?