Pressure Test & Measurement
How is pressure measured?
Pressure is classified into three types:
- Fluid pressure – the measurement of force per unit area of a fluid, either liquid or gas.
- Absolute pressure – the absolute value of force per unit on a surface exerted by a fluid.
- Gauge pressure – the difference between atmospheric pressure and absolute. This can differ based on altitude, weather, and ambient temperature. This means pressure gauges readouts can vary at different heights.
Types of pressure measuring devices
There are is a wide range of types of pressure measurement instruments, that can perform here are some of the most commonly used types and what they are used for:
Innovations over recent years have allowed for improved technologies to be integrated into devices to allow more data to be collected, take more accurate readings, and operate more effectively in challenging environments. Readings can then be transferred to a computer for further analysis.