Exploring Upgrades in Differential Low-Pressure Sensors?

Did you know that a differential low pressure sensor is a key device that gives comparative measurements of pressure variation between two points in a system? There are a variety of differential pressure sensors including resistive, capacitive, optical, piezoelectric, and MEMS. Each sensor has a different application and is widely used in different industries. Some of the common uses include industrial settings, the automobile industry, HVAC systems, and many others. The differential low-pressure sensor gives accurate measurements which are critical for system control and monitoring. 

How Does Differential Low-Pressure Sensor Functions?

To measure the pressure difference, the two pressures are applied to the opposite side of a diaphragm. The positive or negative refraction of the diaphragm determines the pressure variation. However, a few industrial differential low-pressure sensors use two distinct sensors featuring internal electronics to measure the pressure difference. 

Another effective approach for differential pressure measurement is to measure the pressure using two different sensors and then calculate the difference. This approach is used to measure pressure difference in two different settings such as liquid and gas. 

Pressure Sensing 

The core of the differential pressure transmitter is the sensor that senses the pressure variation between two points in a system. 

Reference Point 

The reference point of the differential sensor serves as the starting point pressure. The sensor calculates the difference between the pressure at the starting point and the other position (where it’s directly measuring the pressure). This pressure difference helps in exploring the system dynamics. 

Electrical Signal Transformation  

After the differential pressure sensor detects the pressure difference between two points, it transforms it into an electrical signal. 


The special calibration process enables the sensor to deliver precise and accurate results. The calibration ascertains that the electrical output closely matches with the actual pressure variation within the system. 

Data Transmission 

The special transmitter process converts the electrical signals and circulates them via the preferred communication medium. It allows real-time monitoring and data collection. 

Data Management 

A platform manages transmitted data, that illustrates and combines it with various IIoT mediums. 

How Does Differential Low-Pressure Sensor Make a Difference?

The meticulous differential pressure sensor measurement process helps industries obtain real-time insights into their systems which allows accurate control, regulates operational cost, and minimizes downtime. 

MEMS Sensor Upgrade Supports Home Appliance Efficiency 

Though home appliances have become more efficient in the past decades, technological advancements continue to improve efficiency and deliver improved user experiences. 

Previously, refrigerators were designed according to the manual defrosting technique. The current models use an algorithm that initiates a programmed defrost cycle according to compressor operation time, previous defrost cycle, and the duration for which the fridge door was open. Moreover, some refrigerators also use thermocouples to detect ice formation on the evaporator. However, it is an inefficient method, making detecting precise freezing temperatures challenging. 

MEMS Sensor Upgrade 

The recent advances in MEMS sensor technology have improved the refrigerator efficiency. The new refrigerators are now able to determine when the appliance requires defrosting accurately. The MEMS sensor measures the airflow variations across the evaporator. The differential sensor will enable the evaporator to pre-determine the pressure change value (constant fan speed). As the ice hoards, it depresses the airflow via the evaporator which elevates the pressure in front of the evaporator and diminishes behind the evaporator. The upgrade has also made the sensor compact, lightweight, and more affordable and can be resourcefully used in home appliances. 

While the new MEMS sensor is being readily used in refrigerators, it has also improved the efficiency of the clothes dryer. The new clothes dryers alert the user about the lint build-up that compromises appliance efficiency. 

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