When is an Industrial Pressure Gauge Not Just a Gauge?
The answer is: always. There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for selecting a mechanical pressure gauge, mechanical temperature gauge or an electronic pressure transmitter in the petrochemical industry. This is because every application may have unique circumstances, like harsh temperatures, a high level of pulsation or vibration, the presence of aggressive chemicals or even the need to have petrochemical gauges that register varying ranges of pressure tolerance.
These factors may vary by application, but there are also two constants in any petrochemical operations: safety and performance. You don't want to think about gauges, you just need them to work as expected so they are there when you need them and you want them to prevent possible leaks that cause safety and downtime issues.
One of the main complementary products for petrochemical gauges is a diaphragm seal, which protects the gauge from hot, corrosive media. This added layer of protection ensures that the media doesn't reach the gauge, helping to prevent gauge failure and, more importantly, prevent leaks that can cause safety issues. With just a simple modification, a diaphragm seal can really make a difference in safety, reliability and peace-of-mind.