Pilots rely on many instruments to monitor a great amount of critical information during flight. Understanding the purpose of these instruments can help break down the complex variables that one must learn to monitor when operating aircraft. To start, this blog will examine the purposes of a digital manometer which is used for measuring pressure in meteorological settings and compressor systems. In aviation settings, manometers often function to measure the pressure of air facing the front of the plane, but they can also give you readings required for various appliances powered by propane like barbeque grills. While manometers can be either analog or digital, we will further explore the advantages of the latter.
In aviation, air pressure is an important measurement that pilots must have access to at all times. Of the many instruments present on a pilot’s board in the cockpit, the manometer allows the pilot to measure and further calculate indicated air speed, true air speed, and other important data, in combination with other instruments like the barometer. Moreover, they conduct readings by utilizing a pressure transducer which is a device that converts the level of observed pressure into an electric signal or value. Furthermore, their readings usually produce resistive, capacitive, and inductive electrical variables. Analog manometers differ in that they rely on a hydrostatic balance of fluids (water/mercury) to detect pressure. This limits their functions which is why most users opt for digital manometers today.
Outside of aviation applications, digital manometers can be used for monitoring various home appliances, and they can rapidly detect gas leaks which can protect users from the exposure to harmful chemicals they otherwise might not have noticed. Additionally, manometers can detect faults in air conditioning systems, help maintain HVAC systems, monitor gas pressure in certain systems, and measure the flow of fluids.
The main benefit of digital manometers is their ease of use as they can function anywhere and do not require a flat surface to provide accurate readings. Non-metric fluids like those used in analog manometers must sit on leveled surfaces to conduct readings. Additionally, digital manometers are lightweight and portable with easy-to-read displays. Unlike analog manometers, digital manometers offer the advantage of being compatible with computers and programmable logic controllers (PLC), meaning they can link easily into a digital system. Lastly, they are capable of correcting deviations from standard conditions with the help of software programming.
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