Pressure sensor: New design uses fused silicon glass element
Robust diaphragm of pressure sensor thrives in hostile environments, says Tel-Tru.
Tel-Tru Manufacturing has expanded its range of pressure sensors with the introduction of its P611 industrial silicon glass fused sensor series. This new line is aimed at a variety of industries and applications, including hydraulic and pneumatic, hydrogen, oil and gas, chemical, HVAC, and molding.
The new transmitter features a single-piece 316L stainless steel sensing element, with a high-output silicon glass fused strain gauge, coupled with a thick diaphragm. The company says this combination maximizes cycle life even in the presence of pressure spikes, vibration, and aggressive fluid media. The 316L sensor is welded to a 316 stainless steel body, and includes no O-rings or seals. The stepped design of the pressure chamber minimizes any effect on the sensor caused by tightening during installation, according to the company.
To meet a broad range of applications, the P611 offers three accuracy classes, includingeable calibration certificate.
—Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com ,
Control Engineering Process Instrumentation & Sensors Monthly eNewsletter
Register here to select your choice of free eNewsletters .
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.