Siemens SITRANS transmitters are compact single-range transmitters. It is suitable for the measurement of absolute and gauge pressure. Stainless steel sensors and ceramics sensors are available in this series. This series of pressure transducers are used to measure the process pressure, absolute pressure, and hydrostatic pressure. The measured pressure will be transformed with these sensors into a 4-20-mA or 0-10-V-signal.
Danfoss offers a wide range of pressure transducers which is suitable for almost all kinds of industries. Including refrigeration, water booster pump application, hydraulic operations, and so on.
The DST P110 pressure sensor offers improved reliability, durability, and performance for applications in the refrigeration and air conditioning markets. It has a stainless-steel design and a hermetically sealed media interface. DST P110 series pressure transducers can withstand even the harshest application environments. The sensor runs on a new powerful electronics platform. It offers self-diagnostic capabilities and programmable features.
The AKS 32 and AKS 33 series pressure transmitters measure the pressure and convert the measured value into a standard signal. These models have been widely used in air Conditioning, Commercial Refrigeration, and industrial refrigeration sectors.
AKS 3000 series of absolute transmitters are high-level signal conditioned current output transmitters. It was developed to meet demands in the refrigeration industry.
Gems offer Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) pressure sensors that provide an effective method of overcoming the often severe limitations of other low-cost pressure measuring products. Thin Film Pressure Sensors and MMS Pressure Sensors are the other models.
The MMS pressure sensors utilize common semiconductor manufacturing techniques that allow for high proof pressure, good linearity, great thermal shock performance, and stability in a thin sensor package.
Thin Film Pressure Sensors Sputtered thin-film technology provides years of worry-free measurements under demanding real-world conditions. Sputtered metallic strain gauge sensors have terrific thermal properties and superior stability specifications. Ideal for harsh applications demanding long-term service where precise laboratory-type measurements are required
PRESSURE TRANSDUCER SELECTION
When choosing a transducer, some of the technical specifications are to be considered. Such as the environment you intend to use the sensor, type of measured pressure, climatic version, output signal, and measurement accuracy. We offer pressure transducers in the below-mentioned specifications.
- Measure Range: 0 BAR to 1000 BAR
- Pressure Type: gauge (G)
- Overpressure: 150%FS
- Accuracy: 0.5%FS, 1.0%FS
- Output signal: 4-20mA(2-wire), 0-5V;1-5V;0.5-4.5V; 0-10V (3-wire)
- Supply: 12-36Vdc
- Compensated temperature range: -10~+80°C
- Storage temperature range: -40~+125°C
What is the use of a pressure Transducer?
In industrial environments where fluids and gases are handled or transported at pressures higher than the atmosphere, it is necessary to know the pressure levels. A pressure transducer uses to track, measure and alter the pressure of certain fluid and gas systems. It includes pipes in power plants, water or air cutting equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, boilers, and water pumps.
Pressure transducers are the key components for monitoring and controlling the pressure of a fluid. They usually have a small diaphragm. That opens or closes according to the pressure levels that are programmed. Due to their operation, they are often confused with pressure transmitters since they perform similar functions.
The latter cannot control the fluid as such. They only measure the level in bars or PSI. They send signals in milliamps. In comparison, the transducers send signals in millivolts or volts, which gives greater versatility to perform other functions, such as opening or closing valves.
Transducers manufacture to send output signals that are proportional to the pressure applied to them. They must be well installed and programmed to avoid variables. Those variables can affect their performance, such as altitude (which determines atmospheric pressure) and fluid and environmental temperatures.
What is Pressure sensor?
A pressure sensor is a device or element that performs the initial measurement as it senses the changes in a physical variable. It is a device that makes physical contact with the variable being measured and provides a corresponding output signal that can be measured.
What is Pressure Transducer?
A pressure transducer is a device that converts one form of energy to another form. It provides an output quantity that has a specified relation with the input quantity. In the field of instrumentation, the output quantity is measured as an electrical or electronic signal. So, we can say that a transducer measures pressure, load, force, or other states and converts the reading into an electrical or electronic signal.
What is Pressure Transmitter?
In process control, a pressure transmitter is a device that transmits a standard instrumentation signal representing a physical variable being measured. The standard electrical signals usually are 1-5 V or 4-20 mA or represents 0 – 100% of the variables measured. These transmitted signals are detected by a receiver.
A transmitter represents the physical variable but the initial measurement is performed by a sensor or transducer and if necessary a transducer converts this initial measurement into an electrical signal which is later amplified and standardized by the transmitter.
Types of Pressure Transducers
There are many transducers according to the applications they will have. Several factors help determine the type of equipment they need:
- Pressure: You must know the range of pressure to be measured. Especially the maximum, to have the best results in measurements and efficiency. The diaphragm, accessories, and welds must be compatible with the media where they will be installed.
- Both the ambient and process temperatures must be known to be compensated to avoid variations in the transducer reading.
- Environment: The environment where the transducers operate should also be closely examined. Factors such as humidity, temperature, and dust should consider when selecting the type of equipment.
Based on these variables, they will be able to select the pressure transducer. The most common are strain gauge, capacitance pressure transducers, pressure potentiometric. At Controltech Middle East, you will find a wide variety of equipment. Those will adapt to various industrial needs, with the best quality-price ratio.
Strain Gauge pressure transducer
Strain gauges use when the pressure range is low and to measure differential pressure. They can measure up to 1,400 bar and operate at temperatures up to 500 ° C, with an accuracy that varies between 0.1 and 0.25%. The pressure trainers have been designed for use in low vacuum research. There are models to measure absolute, gauge, or differential pressure. They can be found in various ranges up to 700 bar and can operate at very high temperatures.
Resonant Wire Pressure Transducers
Lastly, resonant wires have a wire held by a static member at one end and by the sensing diaphragm at the other. A change in the pressure of the process includes the tension of the cable. In turn, modifies the frequency of resonance. They allow gauge pressures up to 420 bar with high precision and are the most versatile on the market.
Potentiometric Pressure Transducers
Potentiometric pressure transducers provide a simple method. They are the smallest and can be installed in very tight spaces, and they are the most economical models. They can detect pressures of up to 420 bar and have good precision. They are the ones that environmental and temperature variations can most influence.
Pressure Transducer Sensor Types and Operations
According to their operation, four different types of sensors are distinguished:
The measurement with resistive pressure sensors base on the variation of the resistance induced by the deformation as a function of the pressure. This means that an attraction of the conductor increases the length and reduces the section surface. That causes an increase in electrical resistance since the specific resistance remains constant.
A base body uses to make this operating possible. That body has a deformation in a controlled manner. It is subjected to pressure and usually consists of a thinner membrane in one of its parts. In a pressure transducer sensor, the deformation value measures with meander-type metallic electrical conductors. These function as strain gauges, generally located in the expansion area and the upset area.
The piezoresistive pressure sensors of a pressure transmitter operate by a similar principle to that of resistive sensors.
They differ by using semiconductors such as strain gauges. These gauges present variations in specific resistance due to deformation. In these, the electrical resistance varies proportionally with the particular resistance. The metallic tapes can be placed in any material. The semiconductors incorporate as microstructures in the membrane.