Pressure sensors for different media types
Unlike sensors such as temperature or motion, there are a number of different media types that pressure sensors can measure. Dependent on the application a pressure sensor may come into contact with a variety of chemicals, liquids or gases, or have to function in extremely harsh environments.
Manufacturers will consider operating conditions when designing and fabricating and many offer sensor packages designed for specific media. However, they will also provide warnings on the limitations and restrictions on their sensors, and recommendations on how to overcome these limitations.
This chapter explores the different types of media that pressure sensors can measure, the applications of each type, and the different sensor options for your design. Click the links below to jump to the section you're interested in.
- Air pressure sensors
- Barometric (atmospheric) pressure sensors
- Gas pressure sensors
- Water pressure sensors
- Liquid pressure sensors
- Pneumatic and hydraulic pressure sensors
- Pressure sensors for corrosive liquids and gases
Looking for more on pressure sensor technology? Check out the further chapters of this guide below, or if you're pressed for time you can download it in a PDF format here.
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