Definition of Bourdon gauge in English:

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Bourdon gauge

Pronunciation: /ˈbʊədɒn/

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A pressure gauge employing a coiled metallic tube which tends to straighten out when pressure is exerted within it.
Example sentences
  • A reservoir with isolating valve allows the calibrator, Bourdon gauge and pressure sensor to be easily primed.
  • Nevertheless, because of its simplicity and low cost, and the large selection of pressure ranges which are available, the Bourdon gauge is widely used in engineering practice.
  • A Bourdon tube is coupled to an indicating needle driving mechanism of a Bourdon gauge at one end by way of a connecting arm fixed in place by welding.


Mid 19th century: named after Eugène Bourdon (1808–84), French hydraulic engineer.

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