Chintutej 12 Questions 123 Answers 73 Best Answers 4k Points View Profile ChintutejGuru Asked: October 13, 20202020-10-13T12:56:18+05:30 2020-10-13T12:56:18+05:30In: Science How is a Pressure Gauge different from Manometer? Hi, What is the difference between Pressure Gauge and Manometer? How is a Manometer different from a Pressure gauge? How they are actually used to measure pressure?? Differences Share Facebook Related Questions What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade? What is the difference between Packing and Packaging? 2 Answers Voted Recent CrazyMan 17 Questions 1k Answers 1k Best Answers 43k Points View Profile CrazyMan Guru 2020-10-13T13:58:57+05:30Added an answer on October 13, 2020 at 1:58 pm A Manometer is a type of Pressure Gauge that is most commonly used for measuring pressure. In fact, it is one of the oldest instruments invented for pressure measurement. But, many people think of it as a device that is different from a Pressure Gauge. The fact is – Pressure Gauges, also called Pressure Meters or Vaccum Gauges, are the generalized terms that refer to the pressure measuring devices whereas a Manometer is nothing but an instrument. What are Pressure Gauges? Pressure Gauge, invented in 1849 by Eugene Bourdon, is an instrument that determines the pressure exerted by a liquid or fluid. By making use of a pressure gauge, one can get to know the atmospheric pressure in a region. The reading shown on a gauge will be considered as the difference of two pressures and is known as the Gauge Pressure. Pressure Gauges are mainly divided into three types – Absolute Pressure Gauges Differential Pressure Gauges Gauge Pressure measuring Instruments Again, there will be different types of Pressure Gauges depending on the type of usage. For example, A Seal Gauge will generally be used in factories where there is a requirement for sealing the liquid or gas path. What is a Manometer and how does it work? Manometers are devices that are used for measuring fluid pressure and are generally U-shaped. How they work is – they are designed in a way that their tube is filled with either Mercury or oil and one end will be open in such a way that the fluid is exposed to the Atmosphere. The tube is designed in a way that the fluid gets pressurized by the air and we get to know the pressure of the liquid via the markings. One of the best examples of a Manometer is the Sphygmomanometer that was developed to measure human blood pressure. There are five types of Manometers. They are – U-Tube Manometer Differential U-Tube Manometer Inverted U-Tube Manometer Small or Micro Manometer Inclined Manometer So, it is clear that Manometers are nothing but Gauges that measure the pressure of a liquid or gas. 3 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn sudheshna 2 Questions 2 Answers 2 Best Answers 330 Points View Profile Best Answer sudheshna Teacher 2020-10-13T14:27:05+05:30Added an answer on October 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm Manometers and pressure gauges are the devices used to measure pressure force at a point of any fluid which may be liquid or gas. Manometers works on the principle of balancing the fluid column with the same or another fluid column generally with the fluid whose specific gravity is greater than the fluid in the first column so as to bring the pressures in two columns to an equilibrium condition. Pressure gauges are simpler to function and to understand as well. A pressure gauge consists of a series of springs that are compressed when in contact with any compressive force. The point where the pressure is to be measured is just connected to the pressure gauge, the pressure force induces compressions in the springs and pressure readings can be directly found in the dial gauge. 1 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn You must login to add an answer.Continue with FacebookContinue with GoogleContinue with Twitteror use Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password?