A pressure transmitter has quite a wide field of applications, from giant to miniscule instruments that come in a variety of shapes and styles. Regardless of variances though, all pressure transmitters are used to measure the pressure of air or fluid in a specified space. Each pressure transmitter has a couple common characteristics though. One is the utilization of a pressure transducer within the pressure transmitter structure, which converts energy from one form to another and is partly what enables the device to measure and display a pressure degree.
One of the variances between one pressure transmitter or pressure sensor, as they are sometimes called, is the style of the instrument. Taking the shape of dials, gauges and screens, as well as a variety of other lesser known forms, pressure transmitters are built to suit the application to which they are being applied. This also means that how they do the reading and screening of the information they are measuring varies too. For example, automotives such as cars, trucks and mobile farming equipment require constant measurement of their oil pressure, which is done by a pressure transmitter. The connection between the dashboard display of the oil pressure and the actual pressure transmitter is hidden.
As far as the wide spectrum of applications where these pressure transmitters are used go, they sometimes define the phrase referring to each transmitter. Air pressure sensors are in essence pressure transmitters being used to read the air pressure of a hydraulic machine, ensuring that the industrial equipment doesn’t over-exceed itself and explode or shut down in the middle of a mass production process to the financial detriment of the company. Miniature pressure sensors or transmitters are used to gauge the pressure in a tiny fuel line and a much larger pressure sensor is necessary to constantly measure the earth’s atmosphere as part of weather tracking.