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A Look At The Advantages Of Stainless Steel Pressure Gauges Over Brass

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Pressure gauges have a huge role to play in a lot of industrial settings and situations, so picking the right unit is always an important thing to do. Picking the best gauges is all about knowing which small attributes make the biggest difference, and the type of metal encasement used is one of those small attributes. Take a look at some of the advantages of stainless steel pressure gauges over brass to help guide your shopping process. 

Stainless steel is not going to corrode as brass does. 

Brass is corrosive when it is exposed to certain chemicals and excess moisture in the atmosphere. Stainless steel is not a corrosive material; it can look just as good after years of use in a chemical plant or industrial operation by the sea. The problem with pressure gauges that corrode is far more than aesthetic. A corroded pressure gauge can be harder to read if the corrosion gets too bad, and it can make the gauge easier to break with a slight impact.  

Stainless steel pressure gauges are more heat-resilient than brass. 

One of the prime advantages of stainless steel over brass is the fact that it is highly resilient to heat and steam whereas brass is not. Even though both materials can withstand high heat temperatures, stainless steel is a bit more resilient than brass because it does not absorb heat so readily. This attribute can be important in a lot of industries and usage applications. For example, if a pressure gauge is in a position where it would be constantly exposed to heat on a steam table, it would be better if it were made out of stainless steel. 

Stainless steel pressure gauges are safe for food equipment use. 

Since brass does break down easier than stainless steel, it is far better if you have a stainless steel pressure gauge on any food-related equipment. Brass is not really considered a food-grade material because it is prone to corrosion, and it will break down if it is exposed to steam or high levels of heat, which are common in food-preparation settings. For example, a brass pressure gauge on a fryer's oil pump would start to deteriorate rather quickly. 

While both brass and stainless steel pressure gauges have their advantages and are both highly popular items at suppliers, stainless steel does have its own benefits. Talk to a pressure gauge supplier for more information. 

For more information, contact a pressure gauge distributor