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Peristaltic pump-based low range pressure sensor calibration system

Vinayakumar, KB and Kumar, Naveen G and Nayak, MM and Dinesh, NS and Rajanna, K (2015) Peristaltic pump-based low range pressure sensor calibration system. In: REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 86 (11).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4935837


Peristaltic pumps were normally used to pump liquids in several chemical and biological applications. In the present study, a peristaltic pump was used to pressurize the chamber (positive as well negative pressures) using atmospheric air. In the present paper, we discuss the development and performance study of an automatic pressurization system to calibrate low range (millibar) pressure sensors. The system includes a peristaltic pump, calibrated pressure sensor (master sensor), pressure chamber, and the control electronics. An in-house developed peristaltic pump was used to pressurize the chamber. A closed loop control system has been developed to detect and adjust the pressure leaks in the chamber. The complete system has been integrated into a portable product. The system performance has been studied for a step response and steady state errors. The system is portable, free from oil contaminants, and consumes less power compared to existing pressure calibration systems. The veracity of the system was verified by calibrating an unknown diaphragm based pressure sensor and the results obtained were satisfactory. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 07:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53053

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