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Pressure sensors are devices used to measure pressure and alert a computer system via an electrical signal. As the most commonly used sensors in industrial construction, they are used in various environments, including for hydropower, railway transportation, intelligent buildings, production automatic control, aerospace, and military operations, among others. Within these sectors, the sensors may be used for measuring the pressure of a system and/or for alerting an operator when issues arise. To fit such a wide selection of environments, there are several types of pressure sensors to choose from, including piezoelectric, strain gauge, ceramic, sapphire, and diffused silicon, all of which are explained here in this blog.


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As aircraft conduct operations, they will slowly grow dirtier with each flight, as they are faced with weather, operational byproducts, dust, and other such substances that stick to or collect on surfaces over time. While much of an aircraft’s body can simply be power washed with ladders and manpower to start, engine assemblies are more complex. In fact, one cannot simply enter the engine assembly to conduct a manual cleaning and full disassembly because it is a timely and costly procedure. As such, it is important to know how such cleaning operations are carried out.


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Over the years, pressure transmitters, also called pressure transducers or pressure sensors, have proved to be convenient, accurate, and dependable devices for measuring fluid pressure in a wide range of applications, from HVAC/R compressors and variable speed pumps to industrial pipelines and more. There are several models of pressure transmitters on the market, those of which have advanced heat dissipation, reduced creep and hysteresis effects, among other features for use in harsh environments exposed to hostile and corrosive media.


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Fuel serves as the single largest cost for a majority of aircraft operators. In fact, some experts estimate that every pound of an aircraft’s weight, including crew, passengers, baggage, and the aircraft itself, contribute to about $10,000 in annual fuel costs. To reduce aircraft weight and fuel usage, aerospace engineers, aircraft designers, and maintenance organizations are reevaluating 21st century airplanes. In this blog, we will outline four ways changes in aircraft design can help reduce fuel costs and consumption.


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Many types of transducers can be found on an aircraft, but one of the most important is the fuel flow transducer. By converting physical energy into an electrical signal, these devices can determine the rate at which fuel is being consumed and communicate that value to the pilot. As an essential instrument in a pilot’s display, it is very helpful for pilots and other aircraft operators to know what a fuel flow transducer is and how it works. In this blog, we will discuss these questions and more, delving deep into the mechanics of this crucial indicator device.


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Silicone rubber is a popular material in multiple industry verticals including automotive and aerospace applications, but the innovation of fluorosilicone has introduced additional abilities of rubber materials in these industries. Fluorosilicone rubber (FVMQ) is a variation of silicone with properties that allow it to function in more extreme environments than silicone rubber. Containing trifluoropropyl groups, FVMQ is a complex material that can better withstand exposure to sunlight, ozone, chlorination, or aromatic hydrocarbons. With its many benefits, it is helpful to understand what makes fluorosilicone a smart choice for certain items and not others. This blog will delve into some applications where fluorosilicone should be used as well as the characteristics that differentiate it from silicone.


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As airlines continue to move towards nearly 24/7 operations, the demand placed upon aircraft will continue to grow, with most expected to fly over 3-4 times per day. In order for these vessels to remain in a serviceable condition throughout their long days, it is necessary for them to undergo quick yet thorough ground servicing between flights. This service is supported by a catalog of ground service equipment, which comprises handheld or larger tools that serve several roles in the maintenance of the plane. Of this equipment, one of the most instrumental in preventing aircraft damage is the jack. Aircraft jacks perform the critical task of lifting the vessel off the ground to help facilitate maintenance. In this blog, we will discuss the four most common types of aircraft jacks and in what circumstances they should be used.


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Bearings are components that prevent direct contact between two metals in relative motion to avoid friction, heat generation, and wear & tear. Since there is no sliding motion, the bearing reduces the energy consumption of moving parts through low friction rolling. In addition, bearings help transmit radial loads, axial loads, or both types of rotating element loads to the housing. Bearings are available in various sizes & shapes, and the choice between types depends on the application and type of loads, namely radial, axial, or a combination of both. Let us discuss each bearing and its subtypes in detail.


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Private jet charters and first-class seating in aircraft are two types of air travel. Both of these options cost a tremendous amount of money and offer many luxuries and conveniences to their customers. Before we further discuss the differences between these two forms of air travel, let us first examine each by itself.


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