Press Release Summary:
BetaGauge PI Digital Pressure Test Gauge has adjustable reading sample rate to match type of measurement. Setup is accomplished via menu-driven display, and readings are shown on 5Â½ digit, 0.65 in. high digital display and percent-of-range bar graph. Accuracy is Â±0.05% of FS readings of pressure, displayed in any one of 18 standard engineering units or user-defined custom units. Damping can be set to integrate readings to accommodate pulsating sources.
Original Press Release:
New BetaGauge PI Digital Pressure Test Gauge Sets Standard for Accuracy and Ease of Use
Farmer's Branch, TX/Londonderry, NH; February 10, 2004 - The Beta Calibrators Division of Martel Electronics Corporation (BETA) announces the introduction of the new BetaGauge PI Digital Pressure Test Gauge. The BetaGauge PI takes the concept of an analog Test Gauge, and brings it to a new level, by combining the accuracy of digital technology with the simplicity of an analog gauge, achieving performance, ease-of-use, and a feature set unmatched in the pressure measurement world.
Setup of the BetaGauge PI is fast and straightforward, through a menu-driven display, with minimal text and intuitive functions, that is simple enough to allow the gauge to be used anywhere in the world without the need for multilingual displays. Accuracy is ±0.05% of full scale readings of pressure, displayed in any one of 18 standard engineering units, or in user-defined custom units, eliminating tedious conversion calculations. Readings are displayed on a 5-1/2 digit, 0.65" high digital display and companion percent-of-range bar graph. Accuracy is temperature-compensated over the operating range of the gauge. The internal temperature sensor measurement can be displayed in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit.
The BetaGauge PI provides an unmatched feature set, offering the user many options for ease-of-use. The reading sample rate can be adjusted to match the type of measurement, such as for pressure switch threshold points, instrument-grade readings, filtered readings, and a power-saving 1 reading per 2 seconds "sleep" mode. A MIN/MAX function instantly recalls pressure reading extremes. In addition to a Zero function, large residual system pressures can be nulled using the TARE adjustment. When combined with custom engineering units, the TARE adjustment allows the BetaGauge PI to be used in a variety of liquid level and volume measurements, easily reading units of interest directly, such as gallons in a tank. Password-protected field calibration may be initiated through the keypad. An auto shutoff feature may be enabled for a preset interval to extend battery life. Damping can be set to integrate readings to accommodate pulsating sources, such as plant air. An RS232 port allows pressure reading data to be extracted directly from the gauge for off-line analysis.
A number of options are available for the BetaGuage PI Digital Pressure Gauge making the gauge suitable in virtually any application. Tee- or welding ferrule-mounted sanitary diaphragm seals meeting 3A Standards per specification 37-01 allow the BetaGauge PI to be used in sanitary piping applications including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries where extreme levels of purity are required. An optional 24 VDC external power input is available for applications where the gauge will be permanently incorporated into a process line. A protective rubber boot is available for hand-held measurements to help protect the gauge from damage if dropped. A self-contained calibration kit is available which includes a BetaGauge PI, hand pressure pump, and associated fittings.
Martel Electronics Corporation and its Beta Calibrators division offer a diversified line of hand-held and bench calibrators, process instruments, process indicators, power supplies, meters and displays, and test and measurement instruments manufactured to the highest quality standards for the process industry and OEM applications.