Getting The Right Honeywell Pressure Sensor

by | Oct 20, 2015 | Electronics and Electrical

There are several different factors to consider when choosing a Honeywell pressure sensor as a replacement sensor or for a new installation or even for a prototype design. Even if you are replacing an older style of Honeywell sensor, you may still want to consider the options and new technology and features in different sensors offered may provide a more complete package of what you are looking for.

The first consideration when choosing a Honeywell pressure sensor, and to narrow down the considerable number of options, is to determine what type of environment or conditions that the pressure sensor needs to operate under. There will be different components or designs features in a switch that is going to be used in extreme conditions, high moisture, or humidity or even for those in some types of manufacturing processes.


Once you know the environment or the conditions the Honeywell pressure sensor will operate in, the next step is to consider the level of accuracy required by the sensor. In some applications, particularly in manufacturing, research, and development or in any type of highly specialized application accuracy is often a critical component.

In other situations where the pressure sensor is used to measure differential types of pressures and pressure drops, higher or lower rates of accuracy may be required. This is particularly true in controlling flow rates as opposed to simply measuring a specific pressure at some point in the system.

Type of Pressure Sensor

You will find a Honeywell pressure sensor for any type of application you require. They offer gauge, absolute, vacuum gauge and differential types of sensors. A quick review of the types of sensors will be helpful in making a choice for a given application or use.

 * Gauge – this is a sensor that measures the pressure at a given point in a system relative to the atmospheric pressure. These are used to determine the pressure within something as related to the ambient atmospheric pressure. A tire gauge is a good example of this type of sensor.

 * Absolute –a Honeywell pressure sensor for absolute pressure it is used for measuring pressure not in relation to the atmosphere but rather to a vacuum.

 * Vacuum gauge – in most cases this type of sensor is used to measure pressures that are actually below atmospheric pressure. In some applications, it can also be used to measure low absolute pressures, which means low pressures relative to a vacuum.

The differential Honeywell pressure sensor is the most commonly used to measure two different levels of pressure within a system to control the flow of gas or liquids.

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