728A1-1000 Torr heated (100°C) general purpose absolute Baratron® capacitance manometers
The 728A’s blend of small size, up to 100°C operating temperature, rugged corrosion-resistant Inconel® sensor, and performance make this heated capacitance diaphragm gauge an ideal solution for new process equipment and retrofits into existing process tools.
- Smallest Baratron® heated vacuum gauge available, easily mounts inside process systems and gas cabinets
- Operating temperature of 100°C prevents deposition of process gases and by-products that cause drift
- Analog output of 0-10VDC interfaces with most control systems
Baratron® Capacitance Manometer Technology
Capacitance manometers are electro-mechanical gauges that can measure both pressure and vacuum. The capacitance gauge translates a pressure-modulated movement in a thin diaphragm into an electrical signal proportional to the pressure. The pressure sensor is the thin diaphragm that is exposed to the pressure or vacuum being measured via the inlet tube. An electrode is mounted in the reference cavity behind the diaphragm. Pressure differences between the process and the reference cavity deflect the diaphragm slightly, changing the distance between it and the electrode. Variations in this distance produce variations in the capacitance between the diaphragm and the electrode creating an electrical signal that is proportional to the pressure change. Since differences in the capacitance signal are produced by physical changes within the manometer and not by changes in the gas properties, pressure measurements by the capacitance manometer are independent of the composition of the gas being measured.
Percent of Reading Accuracy
Accuracy is specified as a percent of Reading, not Full Scale, as seen in some of the lower performance devices. Percent of Reading accuracy provides you with an even more accurate output signal in the lower scale of the pressure range, where it is needed most.
Absolute Pressure Measurement
These Baratron® pressure transducers are referenced to vacuum for absolute pressure measurement. Applications include: vacuum furnaces, freeze-drying of fruits and vegetables, gas lasers, automotive component testing, bottle coatings, and vacuum distillation.
Corrosion Resistant Inconel® Construction
All-metal, all-welded construction exposes only Inconel® and stainless steel to the gas media. This allows for high overpressure tolerances that reduce errors due to line pressure spikes. High burst pressure ratings contribute to overall system safety.
Internally Heated to 100°C
These capacitance manometers are internally heated for improved accuracy. Unheated versions are exposed to ambient temperature variations which can degrade the sensor accuracy. These devices have the sensor enclosed in a volume that is maintained at a constant temperature above ambient. This solution improves the manometer’s accuracy and repeatability and lowers instrument drift by reducing or eliminating process contamination within the manometer. Heated manometers are recommended for applications that require maximum accuracy and repeatability, operate above ambient temperature and for those processes that employ hot gases.