type of piezometer

Types of Piezometers

December 28, 2022

An essential monitoring tool for many geotechnical applications, the piezometer is an instrument that measures fluid pressure. Learn about different types of piezometers, how they’re used, and their advantages and disadvantages. What Are Piezometers? Highly useful in construction, piezometers are devices used to measure the pressure of water within porous soils or construction materials. They […]

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Choosing the Right Pressure Gauge Dial Size

November 21, 2022

A pressure gauge is a tool for measuring water, gas, fluid, or steam intensity in a pressure-powered machine. This method helps make sure there are no pressure changes or leaks that would hinder system performance. The pressure gauge dial size often ranges from 1 ½ inches (40mm) to 16 inches (400mm). The size is typically […]

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3 Types of Vacuum Gauges

October 26, 2022

The range, amount of pressure, and climatic conditions of the fluid being monitored determine which of the vacuum gauges should be used.

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Types of Bourdon Tube

October 26, 2022

The most common mechanical pressure gauges are variations of the Bourdon tube. Their pressure element is similar to an elastic spring, a c-shaped, bent tube with an oval cross-section, thus the name “Bourdon tube.”

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Types of Test Pressure Gauges

August 26, 2022

When working with any type of liquid, gas, steam, or water in a pressurized environment, it is best to use the most suitable test pressure gauge that has been properly calibrated to ensure the most accurate reading. In order to understand the different types of test pressure gauges, it is important to first understand different […]

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Types of Self-Cleaning Filters and How They Work

July 29, 2022

There are a variety of types of self-cleaning filters on the market these days, each designed to suit a different need. Mid-West Instrument, a leading manufacturer of pressure gauges in the Midwest, offers some valuable information on different types of self- cleaning filters and how they work. FAQs About Self-Cleaning Filters and Mid-West What is […]

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Mid West Instrument – Guide to Pressure Gauges in The Midwest

March 21, 2022

Pressure gauges are essential devices that can help you measure the amount of pressure in any given environment. Depending on the intended pressure gauge application, many types of pressure gauges are designed to give the most accurate results. That means choosing your pressure gauges wisely to get the results you want. Pressure gauges can be mechanical […]

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Mid West – How to Choose a Pressure Sensor

March 14, 2022

Pressure sensors are devices or instruments that are used to measure the pressure of gasses or oils. A pressure-sensitive element, which is a component of a pressure sensor, measures the pressure being applied and converts that information into an electrical signal or output signal. Faulty pressure sensors can lead to increasing costs and downtime. Factors to […]

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differential pressure gauges

Your Guide to Picking a Differential Pressure Gauge

September 30, 2021

The technology used in differential pressure gauges has existed for more than a century, and today the pressure gauge remains one of the most common methods of pressure measurement. The question of how to choose the right pressure gauge is an important one and depends on several variables. Read about picking the right differential pressure […]

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