Sanitary pressure transmitters are used to ensure that food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and life science products are not biologically or chemically contaminated. In order to prevent contamination, sanitary pressure transmitters need to be highly polished, perfectly fitted, and easy to clean. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the requirements and regulations of sanitary pressure transmitters and the applications they’re used in!


How Do Sanitary Pressure Transmitters Work?

A sanitary pressure transmitter works by sensing changes in pressure through a sensing element or pressure port. As the pressure in the system increases or decreases, the pressure port will move in relation to a resistor or capacitor plate and deliver an accurate, repeatable reading. Because they are used in sanitary applications, these transmitters need to be easy to clean and as smooth as possible on a microscopic level. The rougher the material that the sensor is made out of, the more germs it will carry. Sanitary pressure transmitters also need to be highly resistant to corrosion, as it can cause increased roughness and the potential for contamination. For these reasons, high-quality stainless steel with a low ferrite content is typically used to create sanitary pressure transmitters.


Sanitary Pressure Transmitter Applications

As mentioned above, sanitary pressure transmitters are used in a wide variety of applications in the food, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other life science industries. Some of these industrial applications include pasteurization heat exchangers, separation & sterilization systems, and pump performance monitoring. 


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If you have any questions about sanitary pressure transmitters or would like assistance selecting the appropriate transmitter for your application, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Sentrol Life Sciences! We provide facilities in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Eastern Canada with instrumentation sales, repair, calibration, and much more! Call us today at (888) 877-1778 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! Shop our online store to purchase sanitary pressure transmitters from industry-leading manufacturers!