Products in the News

Brooks Instrument, an ITW Company - Hatfield, PA

Original Press Release

SolidSense II Pressure Transducers Receive International Explosion-Proof Rating

Press release date: Dec 19, 2012

HATFIELD, Pa. - Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of advanced flow, pressure, vacuum and level solutions, has received International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEx) certification for its SolidSense II pressure transducers. The accreditation confirms that these products are suitable for use in hazardous environments regulated for explosions caused by flammable liquids, vapor, gases or combustible dust. The approval certifies that SolidSense II pressure transducers have been manufactured under systems subject to ongoing inspections by IECEx certification bodies, assuring buyers of continuous conformance to this independently established, worldwide standard.

SolidSense II pressure transducers are widely used in ultra-high-purity applications, such as semiconductor manufacturing. This certification now makes it easier for engineers to spec them into gas cabinets, gas panels, valve manifold boxes and distribution valve boxes, which are typically part of the processing and handling equipment found in industrial markets like oil and gas refineries, gas distribution facilities and chemical plants.

With full-scale pressure ranges from 0-30 psia to 0-3000 psig and a variety of electrical and mechanical options, SolidSense II pressure transducers are well suited to industrial applications that require highly reliable pressure measurement. They function as stand-alone transducers and function as integrated sensors in thousands of Brooks' high-performance thermal mass flow controllers hard at work worldwide.

The International Electrotechnical Commission is a global conformity agency that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.

For more information about Brooks Instrument's SolidSense II pressure transducers, visit

About Brooks Instrument
Brooks Instrument, LLC, based in Pennsylvania, is a multi-technology instrumentation company serving a range of demanding markets. The Company has a proven history of innovation including the original commercial design that set the standard for today's thermal mass flow controllers, first high performance digital mass flow controller, first gas and range programmable thermal mass flow controller (MultiFlo(TM)), the first watertight and explosion proof thermal mass flow controller (Mf Series), the first thermal mass flow controller with Foundation Fieldbus (SLA Series), the first variable area meter with Foundation Fieldbus (MT3809 & MT3750). Today, Brooks Instrument's portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters (rotameters), thermal mass flow controllers and meters from ultra-high purity to industrial grade, Coriolis mass flow controller (Quantim), vacuum measurement and pressure control products, direct liquid injection vapor delivery systems, magnetic level instruments, and a variety of flow accessories. The Company also owns Key Instruments which offers precision machined acrylic flow meters, molded plastic flow meters, glass tube flow meters, and flow control valves. Brooks Instrument has manufacturing locations, sales, and service offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information on flow solutions, products, or sales contacts please visit Also visit us on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Christine Batycki, Marketing Communications Manager
P: 215-362-3527