When selecting a pressure transducer, design engineers must consider the environment these devices will be used in, as well as the device’s specifications and features. Is it excessively hot? Are there voltage spikes to consider? Any electrical disturbances or unusual shock/vibration conditions possible? Once these environmental situations are understood, the design engineer can move further toward transducer selection in variation of his/her application challenges.
Design engineers are frequently challenged with monitoring and/or controlling processes, lines, hoses, and more. Many of these aspects may involve industrial hydraulic or pneumatic equipment and systems. Real-time pressure measurements can play an important role in this. Pressure transducers can provide the means of measurement and/or feedback used for design on test stands, R&D testing, test laboratories, or production manufacturing, quality control, or quality assurance processes.
The Honeywell Model FP5000, a next-generation media-isolated pressure sensor, is built on Honeywell’s history of high-quality piezoresistive silicon sensing technology and is designed to offer more repeatable, reliable, and accurate pressure measurements over time even in a variety of harsh environments.
Highly configurable, the FP5000 Series’ fully analog reduced-noise signal path provides continuous output resolution in order to measure finite pressure changes or resolve a signal to infinite parts – which all translates into greater accuracy.
The FP5000 Series is engineered with True Zero Output capability for its voltage output sensors. Most three-wire voltage output sensors cannot reduce to 0 V (zero volts) due to output saturation which may leave tens of millivolts of output voltage error when the output tries to swing to 0 V (zero volts). An output signal that saturates at 50 mV corresponds to +1 %FS error on a 0 V to 5 V output sensor. The FP5000 transducer has on-board circuitry on its voltage output versions (0 V to 5 V, 0 V to 10 V) that allows the output signal to swing all the way to ground (True Zero) and even a little below it (~-0.2 V). This allows the sensor to be more accurate, by having the ability to detect slight changes in pressure as well.
These rugged, stainless steel, all-welded pressure sensors are pre-configured with the most commonly requested options. They may be used in many demanding, harsh environments and with a variety of media. Honeywell FP5000 Series pressure sensors help keep equipment functioning properly and minimize maintenance through increased reliability in measurement of media (gas, fluid) under extreme environmental conditions.
Pressure feedback may be used for both control and monitoring system conditions to avoid damage/field failures or cause safety issues of other equipment, such as pumps, compressors, generators, and manifolds. Pressure sensors can also be used during assembly or manufacturing processes to improve yields, automate processes, provide product validations, or even for product/quality assurance measures.
Check out the FP5000 application note on the product website to discover more about how the FP5000 pressure transducers can help in various environments.
FP5000 Features and Benefits
- Pressure ranges from 10 in-H2O [0.36 psi] up to 5000 psi
- Gage and absolute pressure types
- Higher accuracy to 0.1 %FSS BFSL
- Multiple output types: 0 Vdc to 5 Vdc, 0 Vdc to 10 Vdc, 4 mA to 20 mA
- Multiple electrical and pressure connection options
- Zero adjustment through potentiometer
- Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 125°C [-40°F to 250°F]
- Multiple compensation temperature ranges
- Faster response and higher resolution
- Fully analog reduced-noise signal path provides continuous output resolution
- Stainless steel construction
- Ha C276 and 316L stainless steel wetted parts offer more enhanced durability with abrasive or corrosive media
- CE approved