Learning objectives

  • Define manometer and describe how it differs from other pressure measuring devices
  • Describe the purpose of a manometer and list its common uses
  • Explain the terms parallax and meniscus in relation to using a manometer to obtain a pressure reading
  • Describe the construction and operation of common types of manometers, including the U-tube, well, and inclined tube manometer
  • Explain the factors which can affect the accuracy of a manometer

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will understand how different types of manometers function and will be able to read them.

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