Different types of pressure gauges are suitable for use in a wide variety of applications. They can be found in everyday, domestic equipment such as boilers, heating systems, and tyre pressure monitors, yet they are also used across a diverse range of industries, including:
- Food and beverage
Some of the principal applications where these versatile instruments can be used are explained below:
Oil Pressure Gauges
Oil gauges are designed to measure and monitor the pressure of oil in a variety of systems and applications. One of their most common uses is measuring oil pressure in vehicle engines, yet they can also be used for various other purposes.
Oil pressure gauges are found in a variety of applications, including:
- Industrial lubrication systems
- Cutting fluid systems
Water Pressure Gauges
Water pressure gauges are instruments used in plumbing and water systems to measure water pressure. They are primarily used within the plumbing and utility industries but can also be used for domestic purposes. Mains water gauges are designed specifically for professional use.
Air Pressure Gauges
Air pressure gauges are used for monitoring and testing pneumatic and air systems. They are suitable for use with a wide range of devices and instruments, including air compressors, air cylinders, and tyre pressure gauges.
Air pressure gauges can be used to test:
- Fan efficiency
- Filter conditions
- Speed (using a pitot tube)
- Air supply
Boiler Pressure Gauges
Boiler pressure gauges display the water pressure within a boiler or heating system. Standard boiler gauges will measure the pressure within the system against ambient pressure in the atmosphere. The water pressure within these systems is relatively low and typically should not be more than four bar.
These instruments are available as either digital or mechanical devices, providing greater flexibility. Pressure gauges designed for use with boilers typically feature larger dial sizes. This makes them easy to read from a distance which is beneficial when working in potentially small or confined areas around a boiler or heating system.