Zero-Center Switch/Gage Controls the Inert Atmosphere in Glove Box
A controlled inert atmosphere “glove-box” is used in the fields of physical chemistry and metallurgy for handling and welding special or hazardous materials. A Series A3000 Photohelic® Differential Pressure Switch/Gage serves as an automatic and readily adjustable pressure control for the helium, argon or nitrogen gas used in the system. The box is first evacuated, then pressurized with the required gas. Therefore, a zero-center Photohelic® Switch/Gage is used, permitting both pressure and vacuum to be read and controlled by a single gage. Use of the low pressure gage connection (rear chamber of gage) and a Buna-N diaphragm is suggested to minimize leaks from or to the atmosphere.