On October 26, BLOODHOUND SSC, a British supersonic land vehicle that is currently in development, made its first public run. In front of assembled media and guests, the 5.5-ton vehicle accelerated to 210 mph in 8.0 seconds from stationary. The trial was a significant milestone in testing the car’s systems as it continues its pursuit of reaching new World Land Speed Record of 800 mph in 2019 and 1,000 mph in 2020.
Just like a drill won’t work with a nail, the type of pressure sensor you’re using for a given application matters. What performs well when measuring oil and gas, for example, may not be the best fit for hydraulics.
The current land speed record is 763.035 mph. The BLOODHOUND SSC Project hopes to set a new record of 1000 mph.
Not all of us respond well to pressure, but that’s exactly what happens with a pressure transducer. If you’ve wondered how they work, these devices convert pressure into an electrical output signal such as voltage, current, and frequency. Sensors, meanwhile, allow the transducers to proportionally react to the applied force of the pressure.