The Basics of Pressure Transducers

APG's PT-L1 Industrial Pressure TransducerWhat is a pressure transducer? A pressure transducer is a sensor used to measure pressure. Depending on where you put it and how you connect it, a pressure transducer can tell you the pressure in a pipe or tank, the weight of an object, or even the depth of fluid above it. Most industrial pressure transducers are made of two technical parts, a transducer and a transmitter, inside a third, equally important part, the housing.

Rainwater Harvesting

Map showing the extent of drought in the continental United States as of 27 October 2020At the time of this writing, the American Intermountain/Southwest is in the grip of an extensive drought. 100% of the population of the Four-Corners states (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona) and Nevada are experiencing D1 or worse drought, which makes what little water there is that much more precious. And while use of the water in rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers is subject to highly negotiated rights, and the use of wells is dependent on the location of the wells, there is a source of water that is gaining in popularity, despite its irregularity: rainwater.

Commercial Wastewater Treatment

Waste activated sludge is pumped into this pond for bacteria to munch onCommercial wastewater occupies its own strange space between residential wastewater and industrial wastewater. While the mixture of residential wastewater may vary from house to house and neighborhood to neighborhood, the basic sources are the same: toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers, laundry equipment, and kitchen sinks and dishwashers. And industrial wastewater varies from location to location based on both scale and chemical make-up. But commercial wastewater is just different...

Discrete Level Indicators: Switches To Keep Your Operation Afloat

a row of stainless steel floatsYou have liquid in containers, and you need to keep track of the liquid in those containers. You already know that liquid level measurements come in two types: continuous measurements that give on-going feedback about the level of the liquid being measured, and discrete measurements that give, essentially, a Yes or No answer to the question, "Is the liquid at this particular level?" But which technology type is the right one for you? Your liquids don’t require "up-to-the-minute" monitoring, you just need to know when "critical levels" are reached. Congratulations, you need a float switch!