PG5 Tests Downstream Occlusion Alarms on Infusion Pumps

PG5 digital pressure gauge is used to test occlusion alarms on infusion pumpsOne of the many important features of an infusion pump is the “Downstream Occlusion Alarm”.

When an IV becomes obstructed, the pressure within the IV syringe and connected tubing will increase. When the pressure reaches its setting threshold, a downstream occlusion alarm will be activated.

To keep the settings of downstream occlusion alarms within required specifications, the APG PG5 digital pressure gauge is used by medical personnel worldwide to verify and test the settings of downstream occlusion alarms.

Flexible Stem Magnetostrictive Probe for Tall Tank Applications

MPX-F for tall tank applicationsIn some tall tank applications, the cost for a rigid stem measurement probe can be expensive when including the cost to ship a greater than 25 ft. probe which requires a crate. Often a crane is needed to help install such a tall sensor. In installations that have limited space above the tank, a rigid stem probe would not be a feasible choice. The options available for accurate tank level measurement can then diminish quickly.

Luckily there is a solution for accurate liquid measurement in tall tanks that won’t break the bank. It is the Magnetostrictive Probe with flexible stem (MPX-F). The MPX-F can be built in lengths up to 32 ft.

Ultrasonic Level Sensor Used with Stilling Well in Water Level Sensing

MNU Ultrasonic Sensor mounted under a manhole cover in a sewer applicationIn some water level sensing applications whether they are tank level, river and lake height or similar, it is sometimes necessary to use an alternate mounting method especially when an unobstructed path to the target is not feasible or there is a lot of foam or turbulence which can disrupt water level readings. This is necessary, especially with ultrasonic technology.

One such choice of alternate mounting is the use of a stilling well, as seen above with an MNU Ultrasonic Level Sensor, mounted under a manhole cover in a sewer application.

Point Load Testing with a PG10 Digital Pressure Gauge

Digital pressure gauge for point load testingIn the civil, mining and geotechnical engineering realms, point load testing of core rock samples and irregular rock fragments are used to determine rock strength and rock compressive strength. This data is vital in when building tunnels, bridges and other buildings, where rock or ground integrity is always crucial to the support of structures.

The PG10 with its highly visible 2/3” LCD digits and 4.5 diameter face, is being used to monitor the force pressure in this type of testing. The PG10 is calibrated to read 99.71KN (kilo-newtons) at 10000 PSI.