Pressure transducers come in all shapes and sizes, and some are simply tougher than others. For example, our PT-400 is built for harsher applications than our PT-L1, and therefore costs a little more. So to avoid making the mistake of either spending too much on something you don’t need, or spending too little on something that doesn’t work, be sure to select the right sensor for the right job.
So when is it appropriate to use heavy duty pressure transducers vs. their light duty counterparts? Below is a basic list of factors to look for in your application that will help you make this decision:
The higher the pressure range the more durable the sensor you will need. Typically, once you are experiencing pressure spikes exceeding 5,000 PSI you will be better off using heavy duty pressure transducers.