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Benefits of Media Isolated Pressure Sensors

Media Isolated Pressure Sensors create a greater value than some other technologies that claim the same static accuracy. What are the features of Media Isolated sensors that are critical to reliable, accurate, robust measurements in real world environments? How do these features solve measurement problems where other technologies fail? Join us for a discussion of sensor value.

Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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During this webinar we will define what a Media Isolated Pressure Sensor is and offer some detail on a typical implementation. Sensor static accuracy is only a snapshot of electrical response to a calibration pressure at a single temperature. Real-world use of sensors requires thermal compensation that reduces errors of gain and offset that occur when the measurement location changes temperature away from the temperature at calibration.

Many measurements made by pressure sensors had dynamic pressure characteristics. The frequency response of the pressure sensor is a combination of the mechanical response of the system and the ability of the sensor electronics to respond quickly to pressure changes. If the sensor is too slow, critically important information of pressure spikes, ringing, and cavitation may be damped or missed completely. True analog path electronics vs analogy-digital-analog systems will be discussed.

Finally, join us for some real-world applications of pressure measurements by media isolated pressure sensors that are not possible with other technologies.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the components of media isolation for pressure sensors
  • Learn to examine the particular requirements of the measurement you need to make and understand how to detail a sensor that will work for that process
  • Understand the design implications involved with low-pressure sensing in media isolated sensors
  • Hear real-life examples of pressure sensing applications and potential troubleshooting on the development process


Brian Richards, Sr. Engineering Technologist, Honeywell Test and Measurement

Brian Richards is a Technology Specialist and has been a sensor engineer for 40 years. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has worked for Sensotec, Honeywell Sensing and Control, and now with Honeywell Test and Measurement. He holds patents for diverse applications including thread tension measurement, brake force measurement for aircraft, and pressure sensor primary design.

Chris Novak, Global Applications Engineer, Honeywell Test and Measurement

Chris Novak is a Global Applications Engineer for Honeywell's test and measurement products, located in Columbus. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Chris has more than 26 years of experience with sensors used in test and measurement applications.