Advantages, disadvantages and applications of bourdon tube

There are some advantages of bourdon tube are given below,

  • Bourdon tube is simple in construction.
  • It is available in wide range.
  • It has long life.
  • It cost is low.
  • Time tested application.
  • Accuracy is high.

There are some disadvantages of bourdon tube are given below,

  • Susceptibility to hysteresis.
  • Low spring gradient (below 50 psig)
  • Susceptibility to shock and vibrations.

There are some applications of bourdon tube are given below,

  • The bourdon tube is used in analog pressure meter.
  • It is used in many hydraulic systems.
  • It is used in foot pump to in indicate pressure developed.

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