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Water Level Gauge

1932


The Water Level Gauge displays the level of water within a boiler.

 The level can be seen in the centre glass on the gauge, which is also known as the gauge glass.

The gauge is made from a thin strip of mica, which is less than 1/32 of an inch thick. It is held in place with steel clamps.

The strip of mica holds steam and water at 425 pounds of pressure.

 

Manufacturer: Micasight

Type: Flat Clamp

Active pressure: 425 psi

Mica thickness: 0.035 in (0.5 mm)

Range: 10 inches

Temperature: 500º F


Author: ephf

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