Digital pressure gauges are an important tool for measuring pressure levels. They come with a number of options and features so that the users can have an easy time using them. However, you may find it difficult to choose the best digital pressure gauge, as there are many digital pressure gauges available out there. With the help of a few tips together with your usage conditions and requirements, you will be able to make the right choice when purchasing a digital pressure gauge.
1. What is the accuracy quotient that you desire in the digital pressure gauge?
You might be in need of a pressure gauge that gives you the exact measure up to the very last digits. You might also only need one that will give you an almost accurate reading of the pressure. This choice will help you narrow down your selection to a few digital pressure gauges. Depending on the industry in which the digital pressure gauge is to be used, you will find test gauges with a full-scale accuracy of between 0.25% and 0.10%. Critical processes have a full-scale accuracy of 0.5%. However, an accuracy of 1.0% is used for normal industrial processes. Talking to your distributor will help you know what is available and thus it help you make the right choice for meeting your requirements.
2. What type of case style material do you need for your digital pressure gauges?
How long your digital pressure gauge will last as well as how well it will function will be affected by the material and casing it will have. More importantly, the type of environment in which you will be operating your Ashcroft pressure gauge will have an impact on the longevity of it. Different factors, such as temperature, humidity, chemicals, dust and water either directly or indirectly will affect your pressure gauge’s performance. Therefore, it is highly advisable that you get a pressure gauge that is both waterproof and can withstand most of the harsh weather elements to last for many years to come.
3. What is the dial size of the digital pressure gauge you mostly prefer?
The dial sizes for most digital pressure gauges range from 1.5” diameter to 16” diameter. Bigger and medium dial sizes are ideal for use in places where there is low light, as their size make them helpful in reading the figures quite clearly. Smaller sized dials are ideal for places where saving on space is of major concern. Often, dials with a size of 4.5” come with accuracy readings of between 0.25% and 0.5%.
Armed with the above-mentioned tips, you will now be able to make the right choice while purchasing your Ashcroft pressure gauge. As mentioned earlier, your needs will also greatly determine what you will go for, but knowing what the available features are and how they can help in taking the measurements will help you in choosing the right one from the many available pressure gauges out there.