Why use a hydraulic pressure gauge?

Why use a hydraulic pressure gauge?


Without using a hydraulic pressure gauge, you could be putting yourself, your team and the project at risk. A hydraulic pressure gauge ensures that the system is within the correct operating conditions and lets you know when it’s safe to carry out activities like checking connections.

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There are many different types of pressure gauge, with some of the most common being glycerine filled, dry and digital.

Dry gauges


A dry gauge is one of the most common and cheapest of the gauges, but it does come with some issues. Due to temperature changes, moisture can build up inside, and in extreme temperature changes, the moisture can turn into ice and cause the gauge to break.  This could eventually cost you money in the long run. They are most commonly used when mechanical vibrations won’t be an issue, and there is little moisture.

Glycerine Filled Gauges


A glycerine filled gauge allows better reading on the gauge due to the glycerine dampening the needle vibrations. They are a great gauge when being used where there could be sudden changes in pressure or shock. They avoid condensation inside the case, and gives extended life in conditions that dry gauges can’t handle.

Digital Pressure Gauges (Powerteam – Digital Gauge 9042DG1500)

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  • The Digital gauge is easier to read and offers better accuracy (*) than a conventional analog gauge.
  • The laser welded stainless steel sensor & socket and the IP67 weatherproof rating make this product suitable for use in the most demanding of applications.
  • Six pre-programmed engineering units allow technicians to read pressure in the unit of measure most applicable to the process.
  • The gauge also features a bar graph display for enhanced visibility.
  • Includes automatic off-battery conservation, pressure tare, minimum pressure memory and maximum pressure.
  • Vibration & shock tested to MIL-STD-202G.
  • Agency Compliance / Approval: RoHS, CE, ASME B40.7, UL, cUL 61010-1.
  • The gauges are calibrated for life at the factory and can be certified in the field if required.

(*) Accuracy is 0.5% Full Scale, including the effects of linearity, hysteresis and repeatability. Comparison made against a 9040 analog gauge – including friction, parallax and other reading errors.



At TJI Solutions we can calibrate hydraulic gauges up to 40,000 psi.  Our calibration procedures and servicing facilities are all traceable to UKAS standards. Understanding the urgency and importance of customers requirements when it really matters means that our fully trained engineers are able to complete calibrations and servicing in under 24 hours, resulting in us becoming one of the most increasingly trusted names in the industry.


Additional Things to consider when choosing a hydraulic pressure gauge


  • What pressure range is needed?
  • Mounting options
  • Threads
  • Scales
  • Material
  • Pressure and Force


If you still have any questions about which is the right gauge for you, TJI Solutions is your one stop shop for all your requirements covering all industries and applications. Please get in touch today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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