Bourdon gauge


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Bour·don gauge

(bŭr'dŏn gāj)
A type of measuring device used with compressed medical gas. It consists of a coiled metal tube connected to gears and an indicator needle. The tube is straightened and the needle moves in proportion to the gas pressure. The device may also be calibrated to measure flow.

Bourdon gauge

A low-pressure flow metering device.
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The vacuum plumbing includes more valves, a vacuum gauge, and an air-cooled drag pump that is used to evacuate the bellows and to provide a pressure reference for the quartz Bourdon gauge.
The 133 kPa quartz Bourdon gauge was then calibrated by comparing it to the recently calibrated flexure gauge.