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Differential pressure sensors are very important tools in many industrial contexts. In many combustion engines, for example, they are used to measure oil pressure on either side of an oil filter. This measurement can provide information about engine efficiency and the need for service. Read More…

Differential Pressure Transducers Differential pressure transducers, which are a variety of pressure sensors, are instruments that measure and report pressure; they distinguish themselves from other pressure sensor configurations in that they measure two or more pressurized areas and calculate the difference in pressure between them.
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Boxborough, MA  |  800-257-3872

We design and manufacture acceleration, pressure and weight sensing products. Setra makes fuel cell pressure transducers, industrial strain gauge pressure transducers, HVAC/R pressure transducers, ultra-high purity and vacuum pressure transducers plus other types. We've been in business since 1967.

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Setra Systems, Inc. $$$

Attleboro, MA  |  508-236-3800

Sensata Technologies is known for many items. Among these are pressure transducers, used for industrial and HVAC/R gas and liquid sensing. These pressure transducers are available as sealed gauge, gauge or absolute. If one of our standard offerings doesn't suit your need, we will customize.

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Sensata Technologies, Inc. $$$

Hudson, MA  |  800-343-4492

Since 1971, Thermalogic has been a leading manufacturer of electronic temperature and humidity control and sensors. Here at Thermalogic we work with our clients in a partnership to build a lasting business relationship. All of our products have quick turnaround times, including custom designs, and are thoroughly tested prior to being sent out. At Thermalogic we pride ourselves on our high quality, industrial grade, reliable products. Contact us today to get started!

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Thermalogic Corporation $$$

Amherst, NH  |  800-216-3636

ControlAir is a worldwide leading manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electro pneumatic control products essential to automated industrial equipment, process control systems and instrumentation, laboratory research and analysis, energy management, fluid power, robotics, and valve automation applications. An ISO-9001:2015 registered quality system assures tightly controlled specifications and processes, resulting in dependable pneumatic controls.

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ControlAir, Inc. $$$

Northridge, CA  |  818-886-2057

For over 41 years Validyne Engineering has been designing, marketing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of pressure transducers & transmitters having full scale ranges from 0.1 in h20 to 12,500 psi and signal conditioning & data acquisition system. Over 3,000 customized "specials" have been derived from their standard product offerings.

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Validyne Engineering Corp. $$$
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Generally, pressure transducers have a cylindrical body with a pipe fitting on one side and a cable coming out of the other. Differential pressure transducers feature additional inputs; these allow differential sensors to measure the difference between two or more pressure inputs in the unit. Stainless steel is used in most differential pressure transducers because of its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion.

Some medical devices may be equipped with differential pressure sensors to help control the flow of fluids; dialysis machines are one example. Differential pressure transducers are used by a wide variety of industries including medical technology development, hydraulic machinery production, aerospace manufacturing and automotive servicing. They are also widely used in factories to monitor machinery.

Differential pressure transducers are called transducers because they are used to convert one kind of energy into another kind of energy. The process of this energy conversion is not unlike the way in which a human hears and understands a sound. When a sound is made, the bones in the human ear respond to the sound and transduce the signal into information that can be processed by the brain. The process of signal transduction for pressure sensors is similar; the signal reaches the sensory receptors of the sensor, which can be piezoelectric plates or other pressure-sensitive materials, and is then transduced in a way that makes the signal comprehensible to humans.

There are a few ways in which signals from differential pressure transducers can be interpreted. The simplest way is for the signal to be sent to a dial or gauge that can be quickly and easily be read by a monitoring technician. More complicated are the models that involve data processing computers; such systems are often involved in controlling the equipment they monitor. If, for example, a waste water treatment flow control computer received a signal from a differential pressure transducer about a dangerous build up in water pressure on one side of a valve, the computer system may be able to respond with pressure relief measures. Such systems are sometimes called pressure transmitters. Other similar automatic or semi-automatic pressure control systems are used throughout industry in a variety of applications.