Transducers for Tough Environments

For those working with pressure in sub-sea levels, oil or gas, aerospace, or industrial fields, it’s good to familiarize yourself with items that deal with industrial pressure, temperature and current transmitters. These products should be made with the intent to withstand rigorous environments.

A current transmitter is a device that controls the current and makes sure it maintains the maximum level of voltage. The transmitters are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments. They can be mounted in virtually any position and either panel mounted using the built-in mounting bracket or hung directly on the wire and secured with a wire tie.

A transducer is a device that can convert different types of energies. It will take one type and make it into another. These are some of the types of energies: electrical, mechanical, electromagnetic (including light), chemical, acoustic or thermal energy. There are sets of transducers that are standard and can be used in any field. Look for devices that can handle any touch environment, wet or not, for the best results.

Miniature pressure transducers measures pressure, either gas or liquid. Pressure is an expression of the force that’s deem necessary to stop a fluid from expanding. It is usually stated in terms of force per unit area. A pressure sensor behaves as a transducer. as a result of it creating a signal as a function of the pressure imposed. These miniature devices are better for smaller spaces, where the large transducers can’t perform to their full potential.