There are different types of Ashcroft pressure gages and some of them include the following:
Air Pressure Gauges
Air pressure gauges determine the amount of air required to obtain the most advantageous use of the object which contains this gas. Generally, tires are used as a usual container of air. An air pressure gauge is used to measure the air content of a tire and ensure that it has the right amount for it to function as it should. Too much air in a tire could lead it to explode or unevenly wear while too little air could flatten it.
Oil Pressure Gauges
Instead of measuring the air content of a container, oil pressure gauges determine the oil levels of a particular engine or motor component. It ensures that the motor or engine has the right levels of oils for it to function safely while the said motor is in motion. Oil functions as lubricant of motor components and acts to minimize the natural friction incurred while the engine is running.
Diaphragm Pressure Gauges
Another type of Ashcroft pressure gages is diaphragm pressure gauges. This pressure gauge has a capsule which is divided by a diaphragm. Its other side is open to the external or unknown targeted pressure while the other side is connected to the known pressure. The diaphragm pressure gauge utilizes the expandable deformation of a membrane.
Differential Pressure Gauges
There are different types of differential pressure gauges. One of which is the liquid-column manometer or an instrument which measures vacuum pressures. A differential pressure gauge displays the difference in pressure between two points and this is done by monitoring the fluid used in a U-tube. Differential pressure gauges have two entrance points which are connected to the monitor pressure capabilities. This type of pressure gauge enables operators to determine pressure at a single point rather than check the two pressure gauges to calculate the difference.