May 17, 2013 – American Sensor Technologies Inc. (AST) has released the AST46DS explosion-proof pressure transducer with display, with pressures from 1 psi to 20,000 psi available. The transducer has zero function capability, voltage or 4-20mA output signals, and all 316L stainless steel sensor materials. The voltage output signal is ideal for oil and gas well site applications, says AST. With many SCADA/RTU sites powered by solar panels in remote locations, a pressure transducer with low current consumption is ideal for extending life, adds the company. The AST46DS can operate as low a 8vdc and has current consumption with voltage outputs as low as 2mA. The transducer housing has a layered paint suitable for NEMA 4X environments and salt spray conditions. Using 316L SS, the transducer is compliant to NACE MR0175/ISO 15156. The AST46DS is packaged with various hazardous location approvals including Class I, II and III Groups A, B, C, D, E, F and G areas for explosion-proof and non-incendive applications.