How to Choose the Right Pressure Sensor for a Critical Environment

March 18, 2014

Critical Environment

Selecting a low-differential pressure transducer for critical-care ventilation is one of the most important decisions mechanical designers, engineers and architects can make. These transducers perform precise monitoring and contamination control of isolation-room pressures in critical environments. Properly selected and installed, they help prevent the spread of communicable diseases like tuberculosis (TB).

Pressures can be either positive for protective isolation, or negative for airborne infectious isolation control. Examples of positive-pressure rooms include hospital patient rooms, hospital surgical suites, hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical and semiconductor manufacturing clean rooms, life science laboratories and animal vivaria. Instances of negative-pressure rooms that form a protective space for the public include hospital rooms with TB, measles, chickenpox or SARS patients, as well as biological safety laboratories.


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Topics: Critical Environments, Building Automation, HVAC/R