dial indicator

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dial indicator

[′dīl ‚in·də‚kād·ər]
(design engineering)
Meter or gage with a calibrated circular face and a pivoted pointer to give readings.
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Today's pressure canner may have a dial gauge for indicating the pressure or a weighted gauge, for indicating and regulating the pressure.
Both the dial gauge readings can be recorded with accuracy of the order of 0.
If a dial gauge reads higher than the actual pressure, then the food inside may be under-processed.
Designed to replace manual dial gauge or pen recorder-based systems, the Gauge Buster Toughness Meter displays and records load, elongation and elongation rate.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Baker 25 mm Digital Dial Gauge for Concrete and Structural Engineering Laboratory : Water Resistant Digital Dial Gauge Type W2 with Metric & Inch Capability & RS232 Data Output etc.
In altitudes higher than 1,000 feet, a dial gauge is recommended because you need to accurately increase the pressure 5 pounds for every 3,000 feet of altitude, and a dial gauge allows you to change the pressure in smaller increments than a weighted gauge.
There are two types of pressure canners, those with a dial gauge, and those with a weight gauge.