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Temperature Q&A with JR Madden: Flexible RTD Sensors Needed for Cold and Hot Fluid Lines

Temperature Q&A with JR Madden: Flexible RTD Sensors Needed for Cold and Hot Fluid Lines
Q: I have a project for six RTD measurements that makes using standard fixed length sensors difficult because there is little clearance near the top of the thermowell for sensor insertion.  It looks like your “WORM Sensor” would be an ideal fit for the application because of its flexible design.  These RTD sensors need to be 100 or 1000 ohm platinum elements with Class A or 1/3 DIN accuracy ratings. They will be used to monitor chilled and hot water lines with min and max temperature limits of 30 F and 180 F.  Maximum insertion length in these ¼ inch ID thermowells is about 10 inches.  I noticed that your standard WORM length is 24 or 36 inches.  Are custom length WORM sensors available?  If so, what cost is associated with ordering multiple sensors at custom lengths?  Lastly, we usually request test data with all of our sensors and check them in our air bath or heat block calibration units.  Can you offer a test report or test data points with these WORM sensors?
Published: August 3, 2016

Avoid Measurement Errors with Sensor Drift Detection

Avoid Measurement Errors with Sensor Drift Detection
Sensor drift is a common problem that can lead to inaccurate temperature measurement readings. It can be caused by several factors including environmental contamination, vibration or extreme temperature fluctuations. Because this drift causes the measurement error to get worse over time, it’s not possible to calibrate out the error. Traditionally, reducing inaccurate measurements caused by sensor drift has meant undertaking a regular and time-consuming preventative maintenance calibration program.
Published: September 21, 2015
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