Over the years, Dwyer Instruments, Inc. has continuously improved its position as a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative controls, sensors and instrumentation solutions. This success is due in part to our invention of the Magnehelic® differential pressure gage in 1953. Since then, the market leading Magnehelic® differential pressure gage has been continuously updated and improved. The Magnehelic® gage is a versatile low differential pressure gage which quickly indicates air or noncorrosive gas pressures – either positive, negative (vacuum) or differential. Over the years, among countless other updates, we’ve invented a high accuracy version of the Magnehelic® gage which provides an accuracy within 1% of full scale and created backwards compatible products. Continue reading “Magnehelic® Differential Pressure Gage Minor Divisions Update”
Technology markets shift. The shift can be incremental, radical, or sometimes disruptive.
Take, for instance, gages used in process automation markets. Gages command about $3.5 billion in global instrument sales, the major portion, over $11 billion now held by transmitters.
The technological shift from a visual indication gage to the first transmitter has been incremental. It has taken over 50 years for transmitters to go from concept to commanding 70% market share. Continue reading “Market Shifts & the Need for Backward Compatible Products”
Dwyer Instruments, Inc. offers many types of flow measuring products including orifice plates, which are used as a flow sensing element with a differential pressure monitor.
Orifice plates are a primary flow element, detecting the flow of a fluid passing through the plate by sensing the pressure drop across the plate. When a fluid flows through a restriction in a pipe, it creates a pressure difference between upstream and downstream of the restriction. This pressure difference is proportional to flow rate according to Bernoulli’s principal, similar to a Pitot tube. Orifice plates are commonly used as they are simple to use, low cost, work with gases or liquids, and require low maintenance. Adversely, they do have large pressure losses with about 50% of the pressure drop not recoverable. Continue reading “Flow Measurement with Orifice Plates”
Submersible Level Transmitters are pressure transmitters manufactured to read hydro-static pressure from inside the fluid. These transmitters are submersed into the fluid that they are measuring and will give an output proportional of the fluid level above the sensor location. Continue reading “Submersible Level Transmitters”
In many industrial processes, the materials and the end product or by-products of the process, such as dust or vapors, can create conditions for a hazardous environment. Processes that have potential for hazardous environments include: water treatment, oil drilling, gas and chemical processing, power generation, pharmaceutical, and food manufacturing. The measurement and control of these processes are essential in maintaining optimal conditions of the manufacturing system and preventing catastrophic events. Continue reading “The Operation of Gages and Switches in Hazardous Environments”