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October 20, 2016

What is Absolute Pressure?

Absolute pressure is measured relative to a full vacuum (0 PSIA = 14.7 PSIV).  The electrical output of an absolute pressure transducer is 0 VDC at 0 PSIA and full scale output (typically 5 VDC) at full scale pressure (in PSIA).  PSIA (pounds per square inch absolute) is a unit of pressure measured relative to a full vacuum.  A vacuum can refer to any pressure between 0 PSIA and 14.7 PSIA.

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October 17, 2016

4 Considerations For Low Pressure Measurements

Low pressure measurements are required in various applications such as air flow, static duct and cleanroom pressures in HVAC and energy management systems (EMS).  Other applications include use in medical instrumentation, environmental pollution control, boil combustion efficiency and a wide variety of research and development requirements.  Although the focus will center mainly on air flow and pressure, the same principles

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April 11, 2016

How Is Humidity Measured?

The accurate measurement of humidity is important in many HVAC/R applications. Relative Humidity (RH) is a measure of the ‘actual humidity’, relative to the maximum possible humidity at a given temperature. RH sensors contain an assembly that is made up of an integrated sensor and transmitter. The sensor measures the RH while the transmitter creates an output signal proportional to the sensed RH. There are two common types of humidity sensing elements that are most widely used; Capacitive and Resistive.

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April 07, 2016

What is a data buoy?

Have you seen a large metal instrument, similar to the picture on the right, floating in the ocean and wondered what that device could be? What you have seen is a buoy (pronounced: boo-ee). A data buoy contains sensors used to monitor and collect atmospheric and oceanographic conditions.

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February 22, 2016

Selecting the Right High Temperature Industrial Pressure Transducer for Liquids or Gases

When selecting an industrial pressure transducer for monitoring high temperature liquids or gases be sure to check the operating temperature range of the transducer, in order to select the correct pressure transducer for these applications.

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January 28, 2016

What is the Digital Altimeter Setting Indicator System?

The Digital Altimeter Setting Indicator (DASI) System is a critical part of flight control and instrumentation. It assists with calculating the true altitude of an air plane relative to the ground.  Pilots use this altitude calculation for landing aircrafts safely on the runway. Without this system, pilots wouldn't have accurate altitude measurements accessible to them prior to landing.

Altimeters, a vital component within an aircraft, calculate and display altitude by measuring the barometric pressure and converting that measurement into altitude. The greater the altitude of the aircraft, the lower the altimeter pressure reading. Altimeters produce readings with respect to sea level. This is an inaccurate reading as a result of weather patterns and varying elevations of airport locations. Changes in weather can alter the readings at an airport control tower. As weather patterns move, high and low

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November 25, 2015

Let's Talk Turkey

Tomorrow is thanksgiving and host & hostesses across the country are busy shopping for all the tasty treats to be served to their entire guest list that were invited to join them for this holiday.  There are many items to prepare for dinner, potatoes, corn, green beans, etc… but the highlight of any thanksgiving meal is the turkey.  

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November 02, 2015

Pressure Transducers for High Temperature Liquids & Gases

One factor that should be considered when selecting an industrial pressure transducer for monitoring high temperature liquids or gases is the operating temperature range of the transducer. This specification is included under environmental data on most manufacturers' data sheets. 

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October 29, 2015

6 Things OEM Design Engineers Need to Know

Any design engineer must seriously consider the manufacturing environment when looking to select a pressure transducer for inclusion within a refrigeration chiller, pump, engine test equipment, or other machinery. The life of a pressure transducer is proportional to the system design and assembly process. 

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October 19, 2015

How to Troubleshoot 2 & 3 Wire Circuits

The following steps clearly indicate the exact sequence to properly troubleshoot a Setra 2 wire, mil-amp circuit. You must work with the assumption that either the Setra product or the system & circuitry is bad.

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