What twenty-first century innovation are you most grateful for? Most people would say something along the lines of smartphone or computer. However, those who work with high-pressure instruments are likely to say the wireless hydraulic pressure gauge. This device is revolutionizing how we measure and monitor hydraulic pressure in applications where manual readings are not possible.
The Remote Pressure Gauge
Everyone’s familiar with the conventional pressure gauge – the cylindrical device that measures the pressure of a gas or liquid in a system. Site engineers and technicians have long journeyed through facility nooks, crannies and corners to use these manual readers and take pressure readings. But it’s not ideal – aside from the fact that it’s a time-consuming process, there’s always the potential for human error when taking readings by hand.
Enter the wireless hydraulic pressure gauge. These remote pressure gauges employ a variety of technologies to measure, record and analyze pressures without ever requiring the engineer to be on site.
How Do Remote Pressure Gauges Work?
A remote pressure gauge typically consists of two main components: a sensing element and a transducer. The sensing element is securely installed on the equipment and measures the pressure, while the transducer converts this pressure into an electrical signal that can be transmitted wirelessly.
This data can then be accessed remotely, using a computer, smartphone or other mobile device. This allows engineers to monitor pressure readings in real-time and make changes to the equipment if necessary. In some cases, algorithms can be used to analyze trends in the data and identify potential problems before they become critical.
Why Invest In a Remote Pressure Gauge?
Remote pressure gauges are an invaluable tool for keeping industrial processes running smoothly and efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at their benefits and what returns organizations stand to reap when investing in them.
The first and most obvious benefit of remote pressure gauges is that they make life a lot easier. Being able to monitor the pressure of a system in real-time without having to physically be on site saves time and effort. It affords engineers the opportunity to work on other projects or tasks while still being able to keep an eye on what’s going on.
Another benefit of remote pressure gauges is that they can help to improve safety. Some cases involve high-pressure or toxic gasses. It’s simply not safe for people to get up close to equipment and read the gauges. With a wireless system in place, readings can be taken from a safe distance.
The last benefit of remote pressure gauges we’ll mention is the potential for cost savings. Manual readings require an engineer or technician to be on site, which can add up in terms of labor costs. With a wireless system, you’re only paying for the cost of installation and maintenance. In addition, remote gauges are much more reliable than manual readers, helping avoid costly downtime and disruptions to production.
Wireless pressure gauges are just one element of the rapidly-evolving world of industrial instrumentation. At Mid-West Instrument, we have a range of differential pressure switches and transmitters that enable companies to monitor and control their systems remotely, reliably and safely. Visit our website today to learn more.