Filling liquids in pressure gauges: Usage and advantages

Nail -filled pressure gauges are employed in applications that involve high dynamic shock and vibration loading. Smash filling liquid dampens the vibrations that occur and therefore takes the load off the mechanical components of the pressure gauge.
Pressure gauge with filling liquid ? model 213.53
Use of filling liquids
Depending on operating conditions, glycerine-water mixtures or silicone oils are the most regularly used filling liquids. Glycerine-water is suitable for nearly all applications and ambient temperatures. Particularly for low pressure ranges, it makes sense to use it, due to the low density of the liquid and the associated low resistance on the pressure element. Silicone oil is primarily relied upon when the pressure gauge is exposed to particularly high (> +60 �C) or very low (< -20 �C) temperatures.
The case of the pressure gauge is not completely filled, since, based on humidity and ambient temperature, the filling medium absorbs additional water and expands accordingly. To provide sufficient space for this expansion and to prevent the case from leaking, the case is only filled to 80% ? 90% automagically (see Figure of model 213.53).
Pressure gauge without filling liquid ? result: vibrating pointer
Benefits of filling liquids
The filling liquid dampens any pressure peaks, shocks and vibrations that occur and protects the mechanics of the pressure gauge. Thus, material fatigue and malfunction is counteracted.
An additional factor ? decisive for an individual ? is to ensure the readability of the prevailing pressure. The filling liquid causes the pointer?s motion to be limited, even under severe vibration loads. Without liquid damping, the pointer would not show the specific applied pressure, but instead proceed to and fro in relation to the frequency of the vibrations prevailing in the application. In case of resonance, a deflection angle of over 180 � could even occur.
Liquid-filled pressure gauges are suitable for many different applications, specifically processes involving shock and vibration.
Should you need any further help or advice for the specific application, your contact will undoubtedly be glad to assist you.
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