- November 06, 2017
November 6, 2017 – Crystal Engineering, a unit of AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration, has expanded its XP2i digital pressure gauge product line with the addition of three low-pressure ranges in bar, psi and kPa.
Gas distribution testing is among the popular applications for the XP2i digital pressure gauge, and, for several North American gas companies, it has become the standard for low- pressure measurement. However, in some areas of the world, gas distributors use absolute pressure rather than gauge pressure.
Previous versions of the XP2i were limited to measuring absolute pressures that were 2000 psi or higher, ruling out the XP2i’s use for lower pressure applications. Now, with the expanded XP2i product offering, those applications also can utilize the XP2i digital pressure gauge.
The gauges are available immediately in 10bar, 30bar and 70bar as well as equivalent psi and kPa pressure versions. The models are available in the standard 0.1% of reading versions along with the 0.02% and 0.05% of full scale versions. The digital pressure gauges include all standard XP2i features, offer optional data logging, and are fully compatible with FastCalXP.
Key features include an IP-67 rated, marine-grade enclosure (submersible up to 1 meter), a pressure safety valve (PSV) mode, custom engineering units, and a leak-free Crystal pressure fitting connection. A dual display version adds additional features, including leak rate, tare mode, and differential pressure (when connected to a second XP2i). With an optional DataLoggerXP upgrade, users can record 32,000 data points and export the data into an Excel document. A battery- optimizing, Ultra-Low Power (ULP) mode, is designed to allow more than a year of continuous recording on one set of AA batteries.
Additionally, gas distributors were instrumental in helping develop the calibration due alert feature that was added to the XP2i earlier this year. Using Crystal’s free ConFigXP software, the XP2i test gauge can be programmed to alert users prior to, on, or after the gauge’s calibration due date. Users can even select the type of alert, from a start-up warning to a continuous warning that prevents the user from operating the gauge.