Breathe In, Breathe Out Communication

One of the most important aspects of any business climate is communication. Most organizations do not communicate enough, nor do they necessarily communicate the “right” way. This creates frustration, and affects the overall morale and health of an organization. Some experts say that productivity can be improved by a factor of up to 2.5 times merely by changing to more effective communication techniques. Continue reading “Breathe In, Breathe Out Communication”

Thermocouple Temperature Sensors

Thermocouple Temperature Sensors

Dwyer Instruments, Inc. offers many temperature measuring products that use thermocouples as the sensing element, and also manufactures a wide variety of thermocouples.

A thermocouple is made of two dissimilar metal wires, which product a voltage as a function of temperature change. Thermocouples are based on the Seebeck effect, which is a thermoelectric effect where continuous current is created in a circuit where the junctions of two dissimilar conductive materials are kept at different temperatures. The measuring end of the sensor is created by joining the two metal wires together into what is called the hot or measuring junction. Continue reading “Thermocouple Temperature Sensors”

Air Velocity and Flow Measurement with Pitot Tubes

Pitot Tubes Series 160, 166T, and 160S

Dwyer offers many styles of Pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are commonly used sensors for monitoring air velocity and flow rate in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Some examples include the: Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 160, Telescoping Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 166T, and “S” Type Stainless Steel Pitot Tube Series 160S.

Henri Pitot

Pitot tubes are based on Bernoulli’s equation, which states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with an increase in dynamic pressure and a decrease in static pressure. Pitot tubes sense the dynamic pressure of the fluid flow at a particular point and were invented by French Engineer Henri Pitot in the early 18th century. Continue reading “Air Velocity and Flow Measurement with Pitot Tubes”

Use of Gold Contact Snap-Action Switches

Push Button Snap-Action Switches

Many Dwyer Instruments, Inc. switch products have standard snap-action switches. Snap-action switches have a mechanical movement that snaps the contacts together and apart to make or break an electrical circuit.

Silver contact snap switches are very versatile and offer high contact ratings commonly up to 10 or 15 amps when used with 120 volts AC. These switches are often used for control circuits with heavier load requirements such as pumps, motors, fans, and incandescent light bulbs.  Continue reading “Use of Gold Contact Snap-Action Switches”