Cecomp Electronics' DPG2000 series family of
digital pressure gauges are FM Approved intrinsically safe for hazardous
locations class I, division 1, groups A, B, C, D, zone 0. The ruggedized design
has an all-metal housing, long battery life and fast response. The gauges use a
temperature-compensated 316L stainless steel sensor with ±0.25 percent accuracy
(±0.1 percent optional). Easy-to-use versions can be ordered for basic pressure
readings to advanced models with min/max capture, storage of up to 8 readings
and selectable engineering units. Advanced models feature pass code protection
to prevent unauthorized setup or calibration changes. Ranges cover vacuum to
5000 psi including absolute reference and compound ranges in most engineering
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