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What device or instrument is used to measure air pressure?

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January 30, 2016 3:19AM

There are several options depending on the type of air pressure being measured:

  • In the 1800's ships used a weather glass - a simple barometer - to measure changes in air pressure.
  • To measure atmospheric (ambient air) pressure, a barometer is used. (It may be either an aneroid or a mercury type of barometer.)
  • For tires, it's a tire pressure gauge.
  • In industrial processes and boilers the gauge is frequently called a manometer.
  • For pressure vessels it is a Bourdon gauge.