AA08A Micro-Baratron

Compact pressure transducers
High Pressure, Ultraclean, Flow-through, Pressure Transducers.

The AA08A Micro-Baratron is a higher accuracy, flow-through pressure transducer offering superior value and performance. The building block design of Micro-Baratron pressure transducers allow custom configuration. A highly accurate and stable sensor with sophisticated electronics optimize performance with EMI/RFI insensitive, high level output. The AA08A offers enhanced accuracy, long term stability and low temperature coefficients for repeatability important in today’s gas measurement applications.

Key features

  • Flow-through configuration for in-line pressure measurement
  • Incoloy wetted surface for superior corrosive gas & liquid compatibility
  • Highest overpressure ratio tolerances on the market
  • Accuracy specified in percentage of reading for superior results in lower pressure ranges
  • Capacitance technology at a competitive price

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.

Ideally Suited for Ultrapure Gas Delivery Systems

The AA07A/AA08A transducers are ideally suited for use in delivery systems that feed ultrapure gases to critical process systems. Their wetted surfaces exposed to the gas stream have a finish of better than 5 µin Ra. These transducers exhibit superior dry-down characteristics, and contribute no particles above background. After manufacture and assembly, they are purged with ultraclean nitrogen prior to double bagging in a class 100 environment.

All Incoloy Construction

The all-Incoloy construction of the sensors in the AA07A/ AA08A allows for high overpressure tolerances that reduce errors due to line pressure spikes. High burst pressure ratings contribute to overall system safety. On existing gas cabinets and process systems, field replacement of common dial gauges or lower performance transducers is made easy due to the small size, industry standard endto-end lengths, and electrical interface choices of these transducers.

Optional Local Display

The optional local integrated display provides a digital readout of the line pressure at the transducer. The display, which is available on the 1000 Torr, 100 and 250 PSIA ranges with the 0-10 VDC output signal, provides a highlyvisible red LED display of the pressure and the units of measurement. The display can also be switched to show any of four different units (PSIA, Torr, bar, and kPa) without requiring recalibration or re-ranging of the transducer itself. It takes its power from the incoming transducer voltage, so no additional cables are required.