The chemical industry manufactures a wide range of chemical and material products for various industries, all of which require durable and reliable measurement and monitoring technology for their production. For example, professionals in the plastics industry employ instrumentation to ensure the purity and quality of products. Our temperature and pressure switches, gauges, and other instruments offer accurate readings even when exposed to some of the most extreme operating and environmental conditions.

Typical chemical applications that benefit from measurement and monitoring technology include:

  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Biochemicals
  • Ethanol
  • Gases
  • Lubricants
  • Petrochemicals
  • Plastics and Polymers
  • Pulp and Paper

Benefits using Ashcroft Instruments:

Greater process quality

Utilizing reliable measurement and monitoring technology allows industry professionals to ensure equipment achieves and maintains optimal operating conditions. As a result, operations—ranging from heat treatment to energy recovery—proceed with greater efficiency and consistency.

Better compliance with regulatory standards

The chemical industry is subject to numerous regulatory guidelines due to the inherently hazardous nature of the materials and processes employed. While measurement instruments help employees ensure operations comply with all relevant guidelines, they must also meet strict standards (e.g., PED and ATEX) to ensure they perform reliably and safely.

Higher cost savings

By improving process quality, measurement and monitoring instruments also improve operational efficiency and reduce the risk of component and system failure, which decreases the overall maintenance, repair, and replacement costs and the risk of personnel injury. At Ashcroft, our knowledge, products, and solutions help protect people, processes, and profits.


Materials Used for Instruments in the Chemical Industry 

In the chemical industry, instruments are often directly exposed to chemical processes. As such, they must be able to withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, corrosive substances, and other harsh conditions.

At ECN, we understand that different chemical applications require different materials. Stainless steel—which offers exceptional strength and corrosion resistance—is often the material of choice for instruments used in chemical industry applications. Besides offering stainless steel instruments, we also offer our products in a wide selection of other chemically resistant materials designed for use with highly aggressive media.


1279 Duragauge Pressure Gauge

A high performance 4.5″ ASME style Process pressure gauge with a comprehensive design for maximizing safety and reliability. Features include a Solid Front Case and a 10 year pressure system warranty.

Key Features:

  • Wide selection of Bourdon tube materials, pressure connections and pressure ranges
  • Solid-front case design for safety
  • Teflon®-coated, 400 stainless steel movement
  • PLUS!™ Performance (option)

A2X Explosion/Flame Proof Pressure Transmitter

The Ashcroft® A2X pressure transmitter fulfills a wide spectrum of pressure sensing requirements when explosion and flame proof hazardous location ratings are needed. An ideal product for demanding field applications.

Key Features:

  • Rugged case
  • Onboard microprocessor provides accurate, reliable and stable output data
  • Highly configurable; wide selection of pressure ranges, pressure connections a electrical terminations
  • Output: select voltage or current versions
  • Explosion-proof and flame-proof approvals (cUL / ATEX)

Pressure Switch B Series (NEMA 4X) 

The Ashcroft® B4 Pressure Switch is designed for use in virtually all industrial and OEM applications. Providing reliability and long life, it is ideal to satisfy the most demanding pressure, shutdown or alarm applications. Special designs are available to meet NACE and fire applications.

Key Features:

  • Set points between 15% -100% of range
  • Fixed or adjustable dead band
  • Wide selection of microswitches and wetted parts
  • Internal adjustment locking point screw