Pressure Gauge Working Mechanisms: The Fundamentals Discussed


How do you define pressure? In simple terms, it refers to the vertical or perpendicular force acting over a particular area. When you push your hand against a flat surface, pressure results from the force acting on the area covered by your palm. Such an explanation may not demonstrate the devastating effects that pressure can have. You can only understand such hazards when you talk about high-pressure devices such as hydraulic lifts and pressure equipment. You must keep an eye on the pressure levels in such applications to ensure that it doesn't reach hazardous levels. The best way to do this is by having pressure gauges showing the real-time pressure levels as time goes. Read the following discussion to understand the working mechanism of these pressure gauges:

Diaphragm Pressure Gauges 

Diaphragm pressure gauges have one of the most popular working mechanisms. They feature a circular membrane often made using sheet metal. The sheet metal has precise dimensions that can be corrugated or flat. At the same time, the diaphragm connects mechanically with a special transmission mechanism designed to amplify the minute deflections coming from the diaphragm. The deflections are then sent to a pointer sitting against a gauge to give you a reading that you can interpret.  

The most important component of this working mechanism is the diaphragm. It is sensitive to changes in pressures as it elongates and contracts to initiate the pressure reading process.

Bourdon Pressure Gauges

Bourdon pressure gauges come with a circular Bourdon tube to do the pressure detection tasks. The circular tube bends over an angle of about two-hundred and seventy degrees with one closed end. The other end of the tube connects to the process pressure. When the pressure reaches the inside of the tube, the tube straightens rather than sitting at an angle. A transmission mechanism picks up this straightening movement from the tip of the tube and sends the impulses to the device's scale.

Capsule Pressure Gauges

Some pressure gauges work through a capsule mechanism to deliver the pressure readings to you. In this case, pressure gauge specialists corrugate two diaphragms and weld them together to form the periphery of the capsule. During measurement, the pressure reaches the capsule through an opening on the middle section of the first diaphragm. Meanwhile, the middle section of the second diaphragm detects the pressure impulses and sends them to the transmission mechanism. The transmission amplifies them and allows you to get a reading off the scale.

For more information, contact a pressure gauge supplier.


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