That’s why at Ashcroft we don’t just provide the instrumentation needed to generate power, we put the customer at the centre of everything we do. Because we know that you don’t just need a measurement device, you need reliable expertise and service to provide your customers with safe and unrestricted energy.
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/ Applications of Measure­ment and Monitoring Technology

Today, the global power industry is faced with the challenge of developing a solution that accommodates the rising demand for a reliable and flexible source of energy without increasing operational emissions or costs. One method industry professionals rely on to achieve and maintain effective and efficient operations is integrating temperature and pressure instruments into their power generation and distribution equipment. This measurement and monitoring technology allows them to identify if and when their systems require modifications to improve their performance.

At Ashcroft, our measuring and monitoring solutions find application in a variety of power generation and distribution equipment, including, but not limited to, the following:
Gas-fired power plants operate under stringent regulations due to volatile, high-risk conditions. Pressure monitoring is critical for turbine and steam generation operations, while boilers, combustion, denitrification, and heat recovery systems must be closely watched for temperature fluctuations. Our 5503 and 5509 differential pressures units are ideal for applications involving low in. H2O differential or high static pressures. They feature an all stainless steel construction and IP 65 Ingress protection class rating for safe and reliable performance.
Coal-fired power plants, a traditional mainstay of the power industry, have evolved to meet growing customer demand and increasingly strict emissions standards. They rely on temperature and pressure monitoring equipment to ensure they maintain efficient power usage and acceptable emission rates.
Sustainable energy systems (e.g., hydropower and wind turbines) utilize measurement and monitoring instruments to control fluid pressure and levels. For example, pressure transducers and switches are used to monitor hydraulic pressure in accumulators, while level switches are used to monitor hydraulic fluid levels in wind turbine reservoirs.
Gas turbines rely on pressure sensors, switches and temperature sensors to ensure fuel levels and pressures remain optimal for system performance.
Boilers generate high levels of heat and pressure, both of which can have explosive consequences if left unchecked. As a result, they are subject to strict regulatory standards to ensure they maintain safe operating conditions. Pressure and temperature instruments—e.g., switches—are positioned strategically throughout boiler systems to ensure they run properly and safely.
Heat recovery system generators are elements used in small-scale and localized power generation facilities to create additional power. We offer rugged and reliable RTDs, tube skin thermocouples, and other tempera­ture and pressure instruments that allow these systems to work properly.


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At Ashcroft, we offer measurement and control instruments suitable for use in power equipment and systems, ranging from large-scale, on-the-grid power plants to individual, off-the-grid power stations. Over our 165 years in business, we’ve earned the trust of industry professionals across the world with our quality products and services.

Our focus on safety drives us to ensure our instruments protect people, processes and profits. Additionally, we strive to develop innovative solutions that provide protection in all areas of the plant, even for the most critical processes and applications. Equipped with extensive engineering experience and market knowledge, we can design, develop, manufacture, test, and calibrate instrument solutions tailored to virtually any customer need. For example, we supply resistance thermometer detectors (RTDs) and thermocouples for heaters, generators, pumping stations, and other power system elements.

Importance of Measurement and Monitoring Technology for the Power Industry

Energy industry professionals face the challenge of finding a way to establish a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy supply that meets rapidly growing consumer demand. Measurement and monitoring tools help them meet this challenge by ensuring that energy systems achieve and maintain optimal performance. However, the technology used must be durable and reliable enough to withstand the harsh operating conditions that characterise power generation and distribution facilities.

Better compliance with industry/regulatory requirements

Many power generation and distribution operations are highly volatile. As such, it is essential to ensure operating conditions—e.g., temperature and pressure—remain within appropriate ranges set by industry and regulatory standards. Otherwise, there is a high risk of employee injury or environmental damage. Measurement and monitoring technology enable system operators to detect anomalies in system performance and implement an appropriate solution before a catastrophe occurs. For example, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and thermocouples help industry professionals keep temperatures within power generation and distribution equipment at safe levels.

Higher cost savings

Both better compliance with industry/regulatory standards and greater operational effectiveness and efficiency translates to higher cost savings. A system with optimal performance uses less energy than one with suboptimal performance, resulting in lower energy costs. A system that complies with all relevant industry/regulatory standards is less likely to bring about lawsuits or fines than a non-compliant one.


ASHCROFT is a leading provider of temperature and pressure measurement and control solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. We provide sensors, switches, gauges, transmitters and other instrumentation that keep industrial plants operating efficiently, reliably and safely. By partnering with us for their instrumentation needs, professionals benefit from:

Extensive experience

With over 165 years in business, we have a comprehensive understanding of industrial applications and processes. This insight enables us to develop equipment that is precisely tailored to the needs of the plant to ensure it runs efficiently, cleanly and consistently.

The ability to offer cost savings

Our extensive experience allows us to identify potential optimisation opportunities within a facility. By implementing these recommendations, industry professionals can experience better system performance, lower energy costs and greener operations.

Commitment to quality

Our products are compliant/approved with numerous national and international standards, including ISO 9001, ATEX, CE, UL and FM. However, our team is constantly looking for ways to improve our products and processes even further.

Durable and reliable products

Our sophisticated instruments – e.g. our pressure gauges and switches – are designed to work reliably even under extreme conditions. For example, they can be made of compatible wetted material for application environments with corrosive pressure media, or constructed in government-approved, explosion-proof designs for hazardous environments.

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