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Press Releases from American Sensor Technologies (26 total)

American Sensor Technologies Achieves ATEX Certification for Explosion Proof / N …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved ATEX certification of its Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters for Class I Zone 0 Exd hazardous locations. The added approvals enhance the ability for equipment manufacturers to specify AST pressure transducers as the sensors can now operate in both North America and Europe. AST Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers are commonly used in upstream and offshore applications where safety, reliability and performance are crucial. The

American Sensor Technologies Achieves ATEX Certification For Range of Intrinsica …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST), manufacturer of pressure sensors and transmitters for pressure and level measurement, has achieved ATEX certification for its range of intrinsically safe pressure transducers. In coordination with CSA and SIRA, AST has gained ATEX certification for Class I Zone 0 Exia IIB and IIC, T4 rated areas. The certification allows AST to expand its support of pressure and level measurement applications in oil and gas

PVDF-based Submersible Pressure Sensors Prove More Reliable Over Stainless Steel …

While stainless steel submersible pressure transducers are proven to provide a reliable level measurement solution for many tank monitoring applications, transducers constructed with PVDF materials offer a longer term solution in certain harsh liquids. Stainless steels do offer good compatibility for most common liquids from potable water to fuels. However, exposure to certain liquids might require either additional protection to a stainless steel transducer or require a PVDF-based sensor as

American Sensor Technologies Expanding US Headquarters / Production Facility in …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST), manufacturers of pressure sensors and transmitters for pressure and level measurement, is pleased to announce an expansion to its corporate headquarters and pressure transducer production facility. AST will occupy an additional 4,500 square feet to accommodate its continued growth, increasing the total facility size to over 18,000 square feet and its commitment to U.S. manufacturing. With continued growth in various markets, AST needs additional

ABS Type Approved Pressure Transmitters / Transducers for Marine Applications

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Type Approval for its pressure instrumentation. Through a factory audit of its New Jersey manufacturing facility, ABS confirmed AST’s manufacturing site, quality management system and conformance to ABS standards. By receiving the approval, AST has broadened its portfolio for the marine and offshore instrumentation industry. AST's pressure transmitters are known as a cost effective,

Differential Pressure Transducer Features Oil-Free, High Line Pressure Design

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released the AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure transducer for use in Explosion-Proof and Non-Incendive areas. Featuring all 316L and Inconel X750 material, the AST5300 is suitable for various liquids and gases requiring high line pressure (1,500 PSI) and low differential pressure (10 PSID) measurements. One of the biggest benefits to the AST5300 differential pressure transducer is that the sensor is completely free of fluid

American Sensor Technologies Updates Social Media Platform

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has updated its social media platform to include company news and product updates on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These platforms help AST communicate with employees, sales partners, and customers on various levels. “During Hurricane Sandy, it was important for AST to communicate our facility closing both internally and externally,” says Greg Montrose, Marketing Manager. “With over eighty percent of the area without

American Sensor Technologies Liquid Level Sensors Now Standard with ½" Conduit

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) now supplies its liquid level sensors with ½" NPT male conduit fittings before the cable interface. Certain customers prefer to install conduit over a cable. This is beneficial if the sensor is going to be exposed to a liquid not compatible with the material, as well as adding stability in turbulent tanks. For installations where the level sensor is threaded into a

Water Pressure Sensors Packaged for Long-term Operation in Residential, Commerci …

When measuring pressure in water applications, an off-the-shelf pressure sensor typically will not do as different operating conditions and variable PH levels will cause standard pressure sensors to fail. American Sensor Technologies (www.astsensors.com) packages its pressure sensor for use in water applications within residential, commercial, municipal and irrigation pumps. Used to measure water booster pressurization in pipelines and tanks and serve as part of monitoring and control systems,

American Sensor Technologies Appoints Precision Pipeline Equipment

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Precision Pipeline Equipment, Inc. (PPE), as its representative for the oil and gas and process industries in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York. Precision Pipeline Equipment, Inc is a recognized leader in instrumentation, gas analyzers, metering and valving solutions for the oil and gas industry as well as process. Founded in 1990, PPE

Pressure Sensors Serve as Critical Components in Accurate Operation and Maintena …

Wind energy offers an environmental friendly fuel alternative to fossil fuel-generated electricity. Windmills are required to convert this “green” energy of the wind into electricity. Because of the remote location of many windmills, sensors serve as critical components in their operation, maintenance and safety. Pressure sensors monitor yaw brake, lubrication oil, cooling circuit pressure, and level in gear boxes. Differential pressure sensors monitor filter conditions. As a hydraulic

Explosionproof Pressure Transmitters Available in Extended Ranges and Options To …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has enhanced its AST4600 and AST46HA Series of Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters with new pressure ranges, materials and options. The pressure transmitter upgrades enable AST to better address customer demands and applications in a variety of industries. For example, by expanding the pressure ranges of its explosion-proof pressure transmitters up to 20,000 PSI, AST can address the need for high pressure, high cycle

Pressure Sensors Constructed for Sub-sea Level Measurement

Typically an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) is lowered into the ocean with a pressure port either installed inside an enclosure or completely exposed to the sea water. As the ROV is submerged, water pressure is exerted on the diaphragm of a pressure sensor. The deeper the system is submerged, the higher the pressure. By calculating salt water density at 1.025 (or 2.5% more dense than fresh water at 4°C) a

American Sensor Technologies only EC79 Approved Pressure Sensor Supplier in the …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (astsensors.com) has obtained 79/2009/EC approval for two pressure ranges of its AST Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 OEM pressure sensors. The approval is a necessary European Community Directive for components and systems intended for installation on hydrogen-powered vehicles. “This approval allows AST to serve the growing market of hydrogen powered vehicles. We are the only EC79 approved sensor supplier in the world.” - Karmjit Sidhu,

Pressure Sensor Booklet from American Sensor Technologies Features Capabilities …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (astsensors.com) has released an Alternative Energy Pressure Sensor booklet that outlines their pressure sensing capabilities for alternative energy in five industries: wind, hydrogen, solar, coal bed & methane, and bio-fuels & gases. The 12-page Pressure Sensors Booklet from American Sensors Technologies outlines the advantages of using AST pressure measurement devices for these distinct alternative energy industries and cites typical applications for pressure sensor use. An overview of

Differential Pressure Sensor from AST for Liquids and Gases

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) now offers the AST5400 wet / wet differential pressure sensor (also termed differential pressure transducer or transmitter) to measure line pressures up to 2,000 PSI with a turndown ratio of 15 to 1. This cost effective product was developed to bring the features of differential pressure sensors to the process industry market. Using Krystal Bond™ Technology, the AST5400 contains no silicone oil, O-rings, or welds. This

AST Adds New Representation to California for Pressure Sensor Products

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Process Instruments and Controls (PIC), as its pressure sensor distributor and representative in California and the Middle East. Process Instruments is a recognized leader in instrumentation and valving solutions. PIC earned its reputation by providing innovative solutions with a seasoned, technical team of field and office representatives as well as skilled service personnel. If required, PIC can

AST Adds New Representation to Texas and Oklahoma for Pressure Products

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has signed agreements with three stocking distributors to represent its pressure sensor products throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. This change increases the number of outside field representatives to over forty professionals and over thirty inside sales support staff in the region. These companies are: Wilson Company, Process Solutions, and Precision Fitting and Gauge. Wilson Company, a recognized leader in the fluid power market

Pressure Transmitters for Military Aerospace Applications

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) proudly offers pressure transducers and transmitters for military and aerospace applications. Made in the USA, AST builds its pressure sensing products for applications including, military trucks, unmanned vehicles, armored vehicles, fuel monitoring, compressors, transmissions and hydraulic pumps and motors for a variety of government vehicles and test equipment. Two product families that have been most popular among military and aerospace applications are the AST2000 and AST20HA

AST OEM Pressure Sensors Approved to Latest CE Standards

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has updated and expanded its CE approval for its pressure sensor, transducer, transmitter and switch product families. AST products with the CE logo conform to EMC Directive 2004/108/EC for Electromagnetic Compatibility. Tested by the independent laboratory, TUV Rheinland in Newton, CT, each product was evaluated for performance against radiated emissions, electrostatic discharge (ESD), radiated immunity, electrical fast transient (EFT), surge immunity, conducted immunity,

Differential Pressure Sensor for Wet Media and Low Pressure Ranges

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) offers the new AST5100 Wet / Wet differential pressure sensor (also termed differential pressure transducer or transmitter) for differential pressure measurement ranges as low as 0 to 5 inches of water column (0 to 0.18 PSI) and up to 0 to 15 PSID. AST uses a Macro Sensors LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) to measure the movement of bellows and digitally amplifies the signal with new

Pressure Sensor / Transducer with Deutsch and M12x1 Eurofast Now Available on AS …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released its AST4000 pressure sensor, transducer and transmitter series to the OEM market with four-pin DT04 Deutsch and M12x1 Eurofast electrical connection options. Popular in on-road, off-road, hydraulic and agricultural applications; the DT04 Deutsch connector is a rugged connector that is similar to the Packard Metripack 150 series. The M12x1 Eurofast connection has seen growth in factory automation and OEM applications.

Non-Incendive, Intrinsically Safe, and Explosionproof Pressure Transmitters Avai …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released its non-incendive, intrinsically safe and explosionproof pressure transmitter product lines with the option of ¼" NPT female pressure ports made from 316L Stainless Steel. 316L SS meets NACE MR0175 material requirements to prevent sulfide stress cracking from sour gas. This new thread will increase support for on-shore and off-shore markets. While AST’s ½" NPT male pressure port has been gaining popularity

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) Ranked Number 405 Fastest Growing Compa …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) today announced that it ranked number 405 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004–2008. American Sensor Technologies, Inc. grew 288% percent during this period. AST’s CEO, Richard Tasker, credits advanced technology

Flush Diaphragm Submersible Pressure Sensor Ideal for Various Level Monitoring A …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) introduces a new media isolated, submersible pressure sensor with a flush diaphragm steel cage designed for use in level monitoring applications associated with water, food stuffs and heavy oil. Featuring all stainless steel construction and approved to UL/cUL913 Class 1, Division 1 IS, Groups C and D with an approved barrier, the AST4520 is the cost effective solution for level monitoring of turbulent tanks with

American Sensor Technologies Appoints New Field Sales Manager

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (‘AST’) announces the appointment of Joseph Sudol as Field Sales Manager for North America. Based in AST’s corporate headquarters in Mt. Olive, NJ, Joe will work with AST sales representatives, OEM accounts, as well as distributors in serving customers and building sales domestically. Joe has extensive experience in sales management as well as product and marketing activities for pressure sensor and fluid power manufacturing