Doing The Dos: Five Tips For Taking Care Of Your Sensor Diaphragm

diaphragm damaged by over pressureFor all continuous output pressure sensors, no matter the application, the component most sensitive to external factors, and most crucial to sensor functionality, is the sensing diaphragm. If it is not working correctly, either your readings will be incorrect or, in extreme cases, you will have no readings at all.

So often in the world around us, we hear “Don’t do this” or “Don’t do that” yadda, yadda, yadda…. Let’s try a more positive approach. Here are five Dos which, if followed, will keep your sensor and its diaphragm performing great.

Chemical Compatibility: Does Your Sensor Play Well With Others?

vat of crushed plumsChemicals trump technology. Alright, but what does that mean? Well, you may have the best sensor technology for your application, but it won’t help you if the material used for your sensor is not compatible with the chemicals you are measuring. In short, you need good chemistry between your materials and your chemicals. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Level Transmitter Vs. Harsh Environment: Winning The Battle

Getting the right level transmitter for the job doesn't come with a trophy, but it feels great

A level transmitter's job is a little harder than you may think. Sure, the concept of detecting a liquid level and transmitting a signal to a control system is pretty simple. However, the concept leaves out all the sticky specifics.

The problem is that we often put our level sensors in - and this is saying it nicely - harsh environments.

Defining Harsh

The term "harsh" is a pretty broad one. An environment can be called "harsh" if it is: