• Pressure Sensor, Pressure Transducer, Pressure Transmitter
  • 2024-01-27
  • Zhyq
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What does gauge pressure/absolute pressure represent in a pressure transmitter?

Gauge Pressure

Gauge pressure refers to pipeline pressure, which refers to the pressure measured with pressure gauges, vacuum gauges, U-shaped tubes and other instruments. It is also called relative pressure. “Gage pressure” starts from atmospheric pressure and has the symbol Pg.

Absolute Pressure

The pressure that acts directly on the surface of a container or object is called “absolute pressure”. The absolute pressure value takes absolute vacuum as the starting point, and the symbol is PABS (ABS is the subscript)


Absolute pressure actually refers to the gauge pressure plus the local atmospheric pressure (generally plus one standard atmospheric pressure is 101.3Kpa)

Absolute pressure = gauge pressure + one atmosphere

If it is MPa unit, absolute pressure = gauge pressure + 0.1MPa

Gauge pressure = absolute pressure – atmospheric pressure

Vacuum = atmospheric pressure – absolute pressure

The pressure measured based on absolute vacuum is absolute pressure, and the pressure measured based on atmospheric pressure is gauge pressure or vacuum degree.

G indicates gauge pressure, and A indicates absolute pressure.

Gauge pressure G=gauge, refers to the pressure indication of the pressure gauge on the system. It can also be simply understood as placing a pressure gauge under atmospheric pressure. At this time, the pressure gauge displays zero. The gauge pressure at this time shows 0. If the gauge pressure rises, the rising value is the gauge pressure.
Absolute pressure a=absolute is expressed in terms of absolute pressure.
To simply understand, absolute pressure is atmospheric pressure + gauge pressure.


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