How to Select the best Pressure transducer for industrial applications
Today’s technologically advanced pressure transducers are more accurate, reliable and rugged than ever before. They are ideal for long-term use even in harsh environments of extreme temperature, humidity, and vibration. Industrial pressure transducers are used in a wide variety of industrial applications ranging from HVAC/R compressors, refrigeration and variable speed pumps to hydraulic pressure, oil and water. They might, for example, measure the:
pressure of fluorocarbon refrigerants to optimize refrigerant flow in industrial refrigeration applications
pressure of hot & chilled water in refrigeration systems
hydraulic pressure on heavy-duty off road loaders and forklifts
shop air pressure through a large automotive plant for use by air tools
braking system pressure on a locomotive
discharge & suction pressure for compressors or pumps
water pressure on a fire truck
A transducer can be used anywhere there is a pipeline or chamber. Its function is to sense and convert pressures into a proportional electrical output signal that is transmitted to a monitoring or control system. These sensors monitor the performance and efficiency of systems and help optimize their operations. Consequently, selecting and installing the correct transducer for a new application is a very important decision. Selecting the wrong transducer can result in system problems.
PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE
The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the selection process so that you can speak intelligently to any supplier and quickly find the best solution for your particular application. We have learned that it is nearly impossible to accurately narrow the choice down to a single product based solely on specifications, as multiple products may fit within those specifications.