Pressure Sensors for Ventilators

Pressure measurement is a critical function in many medical devices, for example mechanical ventilators. In this application, where air is moved in and out of the lungs, medical professionals must monitor and control the air pressure. Mechanical ventilation requires very low air pressure. Therefore, accuracy matters. And, of course, with lives on the line, reliability matters.

LP Series pressure sensor for mechanical ventilators
Merit Sensor's LP Series Pressure Sensor

LP Series Pressure Sensor

Merit Sensor’s LP Series is the ideal pressure sensor for mechanical ventilators. The LP Series is available in calibrated pressure ranges as low as 0 to 1 inH₂O (0 to 250 Pa) with resolution better than 0.0005 inH₂O (0.1 Pa). It was designed to measure differential or gauge pressure. It contains two pressure ports to which tubing can be connected, one tube directing pressure to the topside of the MEMS sensing element and the other tube directing pressure to the backside of the MEMS sensing element. It comes in several calibrated pressure ranges, functions with a 3.3- or 5-volt supply, and offers I²C, analog, or millivolt output.

A Supplier You Can Trust

Merit Sensor has a long history of supplying products to the medical-device industry. We are owned by Merit Medical, a leading manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. The LP Series, along with all of Merit Sensor’s other products, is manufactured in our on-site wafer fab and assembly areas in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Manufacturing our products in our own facility ensures that we have control over product quality and supply chain.

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To learn more about the LP Series pressure sensor, contact us.