Dwyer Instruments, Inc. Corporate Overview

Creating an innovative product isn’t something that can be done easily – it takes a lot of research, hard work, determination, and a dedicated team to make it happen. Located in Michigan City, Indiana, Dwyer Instruments, Inc. is a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative controls, sensors, and instrumentation solutions to the HVAC and Process Automation markets. Continue reading “Dwyer Instruments, Inc. Corporate Overview”

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”