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Types of pressure gauges

How Do Oil Pressure Gauges Work?

Oil pressure gauges play an important role in a range of industries. They are designed to measure the pressure of oil and provide valuable feedback to engineers and other staff members on the work floor. Oil pressure gauges are commonly used in a wide range of industries, such as automotive, marine, and industrial applications. We’ve put together this helpful article on oil pressure gauges, how they work, and their key benefits. Keep reading to find out more and learn from our team of experts.

How do electric oil pressure gauges work?

Oil pressure gauges work by measuring the pressure of the engine oil as it circulates through the engine. The gauge is connected to a sensor that is located in the engine’s oil system. When the engine is running, the sensor sends a signal to the gauge, which then displays the oil pressure on the gauge. The oil pressure gauge provides a visual indication of the oil pressure, allowing operators to quickly assess the health of the engine.

Oil pressure gauges are vital to a range of industrial processes and are needed to help ensure efficiency and top-quality results.

What are the main uses of oil pressure gauges?

The main uses of oil pressure gauges in industrial applications are to monitor the health of engines, hydraulic systems, and other critical components. Oil pressure gauges can help to identify problems with the engine’s oil system, such as a faulty oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a low oil level. By monitoring the oil pressure gauge, operators and engineers can quickly identify any issues with the engine or hydraulic system and take essential action before the problem worsens.

What are the benefits of using oil pressure gauges?

The key benefits of using oil pressure gauges in industrial applications are improved safety, increased reliability, and reduced downtime. By providing real-time feedback on the health of critical components, oil pressure gauges can help to prevent catastrophic failures that can lead to accidents, injuries, and costly repairs. 

They can also help to improve the reliability of engines and hydraulic systems, reducing the risk of unplanned downtime and lost productivity.

In addition to their primary function of monitoring oil pressure, some oil pressure gauges are designed to provide additional information, such as oil temperature and oil level. These gauges can be particularly useful in industrial applications where it is important to maintain precise control over the oil system.

Types of oil pressure gauges

There are two main types of oil pressure gauges that we stock here at Fluid Controls: the ultra-high purity pressure gauge and the ultra-high purity pressure transducer. Let’s take a look at these two types of oil pressure gauges in more detail. 

The ultra-high purity pressure gauge

These types of gauges are designed to meet the strict requirements of industries that demand high levels of purity, such as semiconductor manufacturing, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. 

Ultra-high purity pressure gauges are typically made from materials that are resistant to corrosion and contamination, ensuring that they will not affect the purity of the fluids they come into contact with. They are also designed to be easy to clean and sanitise, which is essential in industries where cleanliness is of the utmost importance, such as the food and beverage industry.

The ultra-high purity pressure transducer

Another type of oil pressure gauge that is commonly used in industrial applications is the ultra-high purity pressure transducer. These transducers are similar to gauges but are more sensitive and accurate, making them ideal for applications where precise pressure measurement is required. 

Ultra-high purity pressure transducers are often used in industries where even the slightest deviation in pressure can have significant consequences, such as the semiconductor, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries.

Oil pressure gauges from Fluid Controls

Oil pressure gauges are an essential component of many industrial applications, providing critical feedback on the health of engines, hydraulic systems, and other critical components. Whether you are working in the automotive, marine, or manufacturing industry, a reliable and accurate oil pressure gauge is essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of your equipment.

With the availability of ultra-high purity pressure gauges, transducers, and other specialised pressure measurement devices, there are now more options than ever for monitoring oil pressure and other critical parameters in even the most demanding industrial applications.

Here at Fluid Controls, we supply a large range of gauges and sensors from sensor technology experts WIKA, who produce a wide selection of high-quality Gauge Protectors, Ultra High Purity Gauges and more.
For more information about our range of products, contact Fluid Controls today on 0118 970 2060, or via email at fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk.

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