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Sensor needed

Sensor needed

Sensor needed

What I need to do is to measure a dynamic pressure which oscillates around an average pressure.

My average pressure is 90 BarG whilst the oscillations are less than 1% (PTP) about this average.
My problem is that the sensors I have are 0-100 BarG, with an accuracy of +/-0.15% of full scale (output is 0-10V FS)
The sensor covers the range, but the accuracy does not meet my needs and I don't think it is practical to buy anything with a better accuracy (if such a sensor exists).

Has anyone ever heard of a pressure sensor that gives its full scale output over a limited elevated range, say in my case 0-10V over 80 to 100 BarG, or is such athing wishfull thinking.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this post, but I wasn't sure on the best forum.

RE: Sensor needed

I'd try the one you have. +/-.15% doesn't sound very good if you are trying to measure to 1% but I wouldn't mind betting that the .15% error is more of a drift over the whole scale than a local effect.

That is, it may measure 90 true as 90.1, but I bet if the real pressure changes to 91 true the reading would be 91.1  


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RE: Sensor needed

Use a differential pressure sensor with a restrictive orifice in one sensor line so that line stays at the average pressure. The other line will respond to the fluctuations from average.  

RE: Sensor needed

Making an accurate dynamic pressure measurement is more difficult than static pressure. Restrictive orifices and long lines will grossly change frequency response of dynamic pressure. Besides finding a suitable sensor, one needs a little study of fluid/pulsation dynamics.


RE: Sensor needed

Thanks Compositpro, that sounds like a "why didn't I think of that" idea.

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