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Melanie Cavalieri

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July 24, 2013

How Do Shock & Vibration Affect a Pressure Transducer?

Shock & vibration are two potential mechanical problems for pressure transducers.

Shock is a sudden, unexpected impact that transmits energy to a device in a relatively short time interval. For a pressure transducer, that energy passes through the stainless steel up through the housing. Shock may originate from rough transportation and handling, such as by trucks, forklifts and conveyors. Alternately, shock can be caused simply by dropping the transducer on the shop floor or by an assembler slamming a cabinet door adjacent to it. A transducer may not be damaged by a single shock, but can experience fatigue failure with numerous low-level shocks over the course of its life.

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July 10, 2013

Will Extreme Temperatures Cause Transducer Failures?

Excessively high temperatures are a common source of pressure transducer difficulties.

Like most other electronic equipment, pressure transducers are effected by temperature, shock and vibrations. They consist of numerous components that only function within specified temperature ranges. Transducers exposed to temperatures exceeding those ranges during the assembly process can be adversely affected.

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April 03, 2013

Top 3 Design Considerations When Selecting an Industrial Pressure Transducer

After reviewing the top 5 product considerations (pressure, media, temperature, and environment) in which the pressure transducer will be installed, it’s time to look at transducer construction, circuit design and the pressure transducer manufacturer's supply chain.

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