Gauges are essential tools for measuring and monitoring pressure and vacuum levels in various industrial and mechanical systems. Among the different types of gauges available, dry, liquid, and vacuum gauges are some of the most commonly used. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between these gauges and their unique features.
As the name suggests, dry gauges are designed to measure pressure levels without the use of any liquid. They consist of a Bourdon tube, which is a coiled tube that straightens under pressure, and a pointer attached to the end of the tube that indicates the pressure on a calibrated scale. Dry gauges are preferred for their accuracy, ease of use, and reliability. They are used in a wide range of applications, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems,
refrigeration and air conditioning, and water treatment.
Liquid-filled gauges are also widely used in industrial applications. As the name suggests, they use a liquid, typically glycerin or silicone oil, to dampen the vibrations and oscillations of the Bourdon tube. The liquid also lubricates the internal parts of the gauge, preventing corrosion and reducing wear and tear. Liquid gauges are more durable and last longer than dry gauges. They are commonly used in high-vibration environments or applications that involve pulsating pressure, such as pumps and compressors.
Vacuum gauges are used to measure the vacuum levels in a system. They come in various types, including Bourdon tube, diaphragm, and capacitance gauges. Unlike pressure gauges that measure the pressure above atmospheric pressure, vacuum gauges measure the pressure below atmospheric pressure. Vacuum gauges are essential in applications that involve the production and handling of vacuum, such as vacuum pumps, vacuum chambers, and vacuum systems used in the semiconductor industry.
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