Proof and burst pressure are often overlooked on a sensor’s data sheet, and not taking notice of these pressure ranges can lead to sensor failure. Out of the many pressure specifications listed, these two pressure specifications function as an upper limit for the devices operating range. They are both important acts for upper limits, but proof and burst pressures have both similarities and differences.
Selecting the right pressure sensor at the very beginning is the best solution to prevent overpressure. There are many systems that should be designed with both proof and burst pressures in mind, an example of an application where they are crucial measurements is high pulsation environments. Usual areas in industrial applications that face overpressure:
- Mounting positions of sensors on pipe work
- Centrifugal pumps