Benefits of Using Current Switches/Transformers

Motors are used for numerous industrial processes, be it moving air with a fan, pumping water with a pump, or driving a mechanical process. It is important to know when motors are not operating properly or require maintenance.

Many installations rely on a sensor or instrument used for the primary process, such as the use of a pressure transmitter to verify system pressure in a duct or the use of a flow transmitter to verify flow in a pipe. When errors or loss of pressure/flow are indicated, maintenance personnel may be dispatched to remedy the issue. However, this method does not indicate the root cause of an issue. Relying solely on primary process instrumentation opens the door to an unforeseen, possibly catastrophic situation. Continue reading “Benefits of Using Current Switches/Transformers”

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”

Condensation Issues in Instrumentation Enclosures and How to Prevent Them

Many Dwyer Instruments, Inc. electrical products are connected to the receiver and power supply with wires that are run through electrical conduits. Often, the conduit passes through multiple ambient temperature zones in the building or plant installation.

These temperature changes can cause water vapor condensation inside the conduit.

If this condensation flows into or forms in the instrument, it can create electrical shorts or lead to corrosion that can create an instrument failure. Continue reading “Condensation Issues in Instrumentation Enclosures and How to Prevent Them”