Engineers often need sensors that can make crucial, minuscule measurements within some of the harshest environments. Many projects expose sensors to temperatures as high as +180° C and as low as -55° C. You don’t have control over the weather and temperature of your application’s environment, but you can find the right sensor to face the elements.
Sensors for High-Temperature Environments
Quartz flexure accelerometers are the best sensors for applications in extremely high temperatures. With an operational temperature rating of +180° C, they are great options for the oil and gas industry. Drilling and fracking typically reach depths around 5,000 meters where temperatures are about 160° C. Quartz flexure accelerometers fit these temperature requirements and are often used for the positioning of a drill head to dig for oil reserves.
Industrial manufacturing such as steel taper measurement and steel mill ladle positioning requires high-temperature sensors too. Of all of our forced balance sensors, ASB, LSB, ASM, and LSM accelerometers have the highest temperature rating to +95° C.
Cold Temperature Sensors
Sensors are often in outdoor environments such as bridge monitoring, undersea measurement, and radar stabilization. Measurements are also needed in a controlled environment such as lab testing, flight simulation, automobile testing, or rail car testing.
These lower temperature scenarios can depend on a force-balanced sensor. For OEM projects that demand small footprints and vibration resistance, a force-balanced sensor will have a temperature range as wide as -55° to +95° C.
Quartz flexure accelerometers operate as low as -55° C so they can serve in freezing cold or boiling hot environments. To find the ideal sensor for your specific requirements, contact us.