FLUID POWER: Ashcroft® Types 510 & 511 diaphragm seals are the newest addition to the expansive line of Ashcroft® instrument media isolators. These economical, all welded seals protect pressure gauges, transmitters, switches and other instruments against the potentially harmful effects of caustic media. Available for use with ranges from vacuum through 5000 psi, the 510 & 511 seals can be threaded onto any ½ NPT fitting or welded directly to eliminate the possibility of leakage. Other features include a choice of diaphragm materials, fill fluids and a lower housing flush port (Type 511).
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