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Pressure Switches: When to Purchase and What to Look For

July 3, 2013

Simply put, a pressure switch is a component able to detect pressure change. When the pressure reaches a certain point, the switch opens or closes an electrical contact. There are—of course—many different types, but they are nevertheless an essential piece to any system that deals with pressure. Without the incorporation of a high-quality pressure switch, these systems fail.

When to Purchase

 

You’re going to be thinking about pressure switches predominantly in the following scenarios:

  1. If you’ve purchased equipment containing a pressure switch
  2. If your business is designing a system in-house
  3. If a hydraulic or pneumatic system has failed
  4. Of you’ve discovered low-quality pressure switches within a system
  5. If there has been an accident with a pressure system or you’re looking avoid one

What to Look For

Keep in mind that if and when a pressure switch fails, a decision has to be made. And it’s one that will ensure not just stability but your and others’ safety. Should you purchase the same pressure switch, one of a similar kind, or should you upgrade to one of higher quality?

And keep in mind that when you replace the problem switch, you’ll want to be familiar with the different kinds. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, so you want to find the perfect fit for you. And, as you know, there is plenty of industry-specific terminology you’ll need to understand. If you’d like to learn more and educate yourself on the very best pressure switch for you, contact a knowledgeable pressure switch consultant to learn more.

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