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Crystal Engineering Corp. - San Luis Obispo, CA

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15,000 psi Pressure Comparator and Test Gauge with Advanced Safety Features for Field and Laboratory Use

Press release date: January 23, 2014

AMETEK Crystal Engineering's GaugeCalHP and XP2i feature leak-free Crystal Pressure Fittings

A new hydraulic pressure comparator with industry-leading safety features and a high-pressure version of its popular XP2i test gauge have been introduced by Crystal Engineering (www.crystalengineering.net). Both the GaugeCalHP pressure comparator and high-pressure XP2i test gauge are rated to 15 000 psi / 1000 bar / 100 MPa.

Applications include:
• Oil & gas production, transmission and distribution
• Laboratory
• Power generation
• Nuclear power
• Water purification
• Waste water treatment
• Food Processing
• Pharmaceutical manufacturing
• Safety
• Quality assurance

PRESSURE COMPARATOR

The highly versatile GaugeCalHP is suitable for test and calibration use with water or oil, either in the field or the laboratory

Key features include a fine adjust that is easy to use at 15,000 psi and a connection fitting with quick alignment swivel capability. A pivoting manifold rotates to fit large-size gauges. To increase stability, the device's reservoir can quickly add a small amount of pressure to bleed air out of the weep hole. A drip tray captures excess fluid.

The patent-pending Crystal Pressure Fittings (CPF) add unique O-ring sealing for leak-free connections without tools The self-venting weep hole alerts users before they disconnect from a pressurized system. CPF fittings and hoses come with an industry first 4:1 safety factor.

TEST GAUGE

Crystal Engineering's rugged, intrinsically safe XP2i pressure gauge is now available for pressures up to 15,000 psi. Key features include IP-67 rated, marine-grade enclosure (submersible up to 1 meter), a fast pressure safety valve (PSV) mode and a leak-free Crystal pressure fitting connection. Active Digital Temperature Compensation assures 0.1% of reading accuracy from -10 to 50 C.

The dual display version adds additional features, including leak rate, tare mode, and differential pressure (when connected to a second XP2i). The optional DataLoggerXP upgrade lets users record up to 32,000 data points and export the data into Excel.

Crystal Engineering produces highly accurate, field-grade testing and calibration equipment for measurement applications in oil and natural gas, power generation, waste water, water supply, manufacturing, aerospace, and aircraft maintenance. It is a unit of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than US$3.5 billion.

Text and high resolution photos available at: www.icmglobalnews.com/releases/ic1691-en.htm.

Product Sales Contact:
Spain
Manual Martinez
sedem@sedemsa.es

Italy
Andrea Casati
andrea.casati@amperespa.it

Germany
Erwin Verhasselt
erwin.verhasselt@ametek.de

Turkey, Middle East Region
Niels Lopes
niels.lopes@ametek.com

China
David Yu
david.yu@ametek.com.cn

India
Vivek Bandekar
vivek.bandekar@ametek.com

Southeast Asia
Peter Sun
peter.sun@ametek.com

Russia
Poul Madsen
poul.madsen@ametek.com

Brazil
Sando Silverstre
sandro.silvestre@incal-instrumentos.com.br

Mexico
Marco Cabrera
MARCO@MIDEBIEN.COM

Latin America Regional
Niels Lopes
niels.lopes@ametek.com

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