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Are your differential pressure sensors capable of measuring the pressure of a ferrofluid flow?

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Hi,

Although water level it is marked as a typical application for some of the MPX pressure sensors, I need to advise, that for all NXP standard pressure sensor products, any environment other than dry air, will may have some impact on the reliability and lifetime of the product. NXP's silicon pressure sensors are NOT compatible with oil, gas, petrol and can be affected by water or water vapors, or other chemicals.

As for the "Level of reliability, Lifetime, Mean Time Between Failure", our data is for dry air only (as specified in the datasheet).
A determination must be made if this impact is acceptable for the application.

Possible solutions to use our sensors in applications with other media than dry air:
Besides the mechanical stresses to the inside of the package, there would also be a need to evaluate stresses the hardening/ed material induce on the outside of the package. To minimize these, a low stress encapsulant should be used. And, of course, any recalibration/autozeroing of the device after a point of potential stress induction would be highly recommended and could alleviate any mechanical stress concerns if done before a measurement (and the temp delta's are minimal during the readings).
In the application note AN3728 is discussed the media compatibility for the NXP Pressure Sensors. In this application at page# 3, you can see that we have tested a couple of media and using the Air column method (Figure 2 of this document) to measure water level is unlikely to have issues, but we cannot give a guarantee about the long term reliability of these devices under these conditions.

AN3728: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/application-note/AN3728.pdf

 

For this kind of application, I would recommend to use one of the part numbers with “Media Resistant Gel” like the MPVZ5010 family, this option is the default choice in sensor selection for an application that may call for added protection over the Fluorosilicone gel.


Have a great day,
Jose

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