Pressure transducers can be used in off-road equipment, construction machinery, performance racing, railroads, engines, and other applications where a transducer may be exposed to shock and vibrations. Transducers can be exposed to shock and vibrations through normal use, as well as during maintenance. Although not all applications subject a transducer to shock or vibrations, these devices tend to be very sensitive and their ability to accurately read pressure can be affected easily. Continue reading “Pressure Transducers: What are They and What to Consider”
Enclosure Ratings for Personal Protection and Dust/ Water Ingress Protection
Many Dwyer Instruments, Inc. products have enclosures that are designed to be rated weatherproof, dust-proof, or even submersible. There are two main rating codes for enclosure protection classification: NEMA and IEC.
In the United States, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has publication 250-2003, Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, that is commonly used for ratings. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has similar ratings to the NEMA ratings. Meeting a NEMA rating on a product can be self-declared by the manufacturer based on product testing; whereas having UL approval to the rating requires testing by UL for proof that the product meets the standard. Continue reading “Enclosure Ratings for Personal Protection and Dust/ Water Ingress Protection”