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Hazardous Location Approval Expansion

Posted on September 29, 2017

Hazardous work environments require instruments that are

designed to ensure safe use. 


Burns has been working with FM Approvals® to expand it's current Hazardous Location approved products to serve other areas of the world.  Soon offering ATEX, IECEx, Flameproof in USA and Canada, in addition to  the USA Class I / Division 1 Explosion Proof capability establsihed nearly 20 years ago.


Watch for more updates and links to the approval Certificates.

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Field Adaptable Sensors

Posted on June 1, 2016

The E03 for use in a thermowell with threaded, position-able, fitting Our recent communciation about: 

The Most Field Adaptable Sensors on the Market.

 Veiw the document


Curious about the Series E - Field Adjustable RTDs and Thermocouples?  Call or drop us a note - we'd love to hear from you.  [ info(at) ]


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Custom Sensor Solution

Posted on November 11, 2015

For over 55 years the Engineers at Burns have found effective solutions to temperatrue measurement needs when a standard part just isn't the right answer.  This is the fun part of being Temperature Measurement Experts.  Leveraging 1000's of designs and processes, there is nearly always a creative and cost effective answer to even the most challenging measurement applications.

Non-Standard and effective


Available in our Industrial Sensor section - a couple Custom Industrial RTDs:



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Quick Connect RTDs

Posted on May 4, 2015

New From Burns.  Sensors with all the perfromance the market has come to expect from Burns with flexibility and confident connections to make your measurements plug-and-play easy.


View, Configure and Request a Quote:

Quick Connect Catalog

Sanitary RTDs in Direct Immersion , Non-Intrusive, and Flush Mount designs

Industrial RTDs in Direct Immersion, Variable Length, and Spring Loaded designs

Series C Cordsets

T12 Quick Connect In-Line Transmitter


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Series E

Posted on November 26, 2014

New from Burns Engineering - Series E; Flexible, Adjustable, Adaptable, and available NOW!

The E01 - cut to nearly any length in the field for quick replacement in most processes. 

The E02 - removeable segments provide length adjustments for thermowell installations.

The E03 - incorporates durable Armor for flexability in tough environments.

All models have multiple connection chioices to make the Series E the ultimate in adaptability.


The Catalog

Configure the Series E item that fits your needs

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NEW!! 12005 SSPRT

Posted on July 29, 2014

The model 12001 has faithfully served the Metrology world for many years.  


It's time for an improvement.


12005 with Color Coded Calibration Indicator Bands for easy identification of intended use.

The new 12005 SSPRT offers improved stability, more flexible cable and many features that provide confidence, knowledge and a long service life.  


An instrument designed for the Metrologist of the 21st century. 


Request a Quote

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CE Authorized for use in the EU - Series A

Posted on September 11, 2013

a01.jpgThe Burns Engineering Series A RTDs have been self certified as complying with the European Parliament Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).  Consequently the CE mark has been applied to the Burns Engineering Series A product for compliance to directive 2011/65/EU.  No other "New Approach" directives were found to apply.


The Series A products have been self certified for European Parliament Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety.


The CE mark applies to All the Series A models


See the Series A catalog for product details.


See the Series A Instruction Manual.



European Parliament Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).


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Recently Released!

The Series A Miniature RTDs, originally release in precision accuracy (better than Class A) with an operating temperature range of -196°C to 200°C, are now available in standard (class B) accuracy, range -50°C to 200°C.  These fit-anywhere standard accuracy sensors are sized & priced to meet you process needs as well as you budget.




View the updated Series A catalog.


If we can help find the best solution for your process challenges, call us: 952-835-4400 or send an email to 'info(at)'.


We would love to help make the measurement you need at the location that best serves your process.

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NEW! Series B-Surface Sensors

Posted on January 24, 2013

If you ever wish you could measure the temperature at a specific location but there's no way to insert an immersion sensor?  Here is the solution!2012_11_16_1126-copy.jpg


The Series B family of Surface Sensors, available as RTDs or Thermocouples, can attach to the exterior of a pipe or chamber and provide a measurement when an inserted sensor is not feasible or unacceptable.  Multiple attachment approaches and easy installation enables a quick, permanent or temporary measurement, that is much less intrusive.




The Burns Application Engineers always look for solutions that will provide temperature measurement confidence for your process, yet we realize the you need options and creative choices in certain situations.   Flexible, confident and effective answers to your needs - is our intention.


Questions about surface measurement or any temperature challenge?  Contact Burns at: info(at)  We'd love to discuss your temperature measurements.

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single-point.jpgWe have observed, where temperature is being measured in bulk material or large volume air or liquid, a single point sensor isn't effective in representing the thermal characteristics of the entire area of interest.  Installing several discrete sensors can be cumbersome requiring multiple installation points.




Averaging sensors and Multi-point sensors can serve these applications extremely well.  We have developed a Compendium of Averaging and Multi-Point Sensors and their Applications to provide some insight into these unique measurement situations.

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Our Promise; Calibration-Quick & Confident

Posted on January 18, 2012

Confident Calibration from Burns


Annual calibration of your Secondary Temperature Standard (SSPRT) should NOT take 3 to 4 weeks.


At Burns, we promise to have your sensor on the way back to you within 5 business days or we will take $100 of the cost of the calibration service.  Our Promise Details


Check out Burns Lab-to-Lab™ Calibration Service, access the Sensor or System Info forms and email them to us.  We'll be in touch to get your instrument scheduled.


Calibration that is quick and accredited (NVLAP® lab code 200706-0) to ensure your measurement confidence and lab efficiency - That's Our Promise. (Our Promise details)

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Miniature Transmitter - T16

Posted on December 21, 2011

2011_10_05_0702.JPGNew from Burns Engineering - Model T16 RTD Transmitter.  All the performance required in a small, compact - fit nearly anywhere - package.  PC programmable with the TP16 Programming Module.t16-config-group.jpg Here's the details:  T16 Information.














Link to Burns 2012 Cook Book - You know your hungry! Enjoy

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Burns RTD for Autoclave Applications

Posted on October 4, 2011

We have heard multiple frustration-filled stories about large autoclave systems and damaged sensors as large carts and rack are move in and out of the chamber.  These conversations have pushed the envelope regarding what an RTD looks like to serve this durability need.autoclave-group-1.jpg


Known in the large autoclave circles as SAH and SAX, these provide the accuracy necessary and the durability hoped for by Autoclave users.  These Heavy Duty sensors join the previously released Autoclave RTDs, SAC (Sanitary Autoclave Classic) and SAL (Sanitary Autoclave Load).  See all the details in the Series S Autoclave Supplement. (In PDF format)


Curious about how Durable?  Intrigued or challenged with a process of your own?  Send a note to we'd love to hear from you.

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Burns RTD in Mini form

Posted on September 7, 2011

Good things come in small packages.  In this case the small package includes Class A accuracy (+/- 0.06%) and a wide temperature range (-196°C to 200°C).Model A03


From 0.080" to 0.25" diameter and 1.25" length - and the ultimate in clean and flexible:  The A04 with a PFA sheath.Model A04


Give us a call (800.326.3871) to discuss how the Series A fit-anywhere RTDs could help with your temperature measurement needs.


Also, Check out the Series A, Mini RTD catalog.Catalog; Model A01, A02, A03 & A04

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Application Note: Small dia. Lines

Posted on June 13, 2011



Measuring temperature in very small diameter tubing can be a challenge. a1104251.jpg


This application note offers an example of how we customized a standard product to meet the measurement need.

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Burns on YouTube..

Posted on March 31, 2011

youtube-logo.jpgMore activity on the last day at Interphex in New York.  I heard it was a great show, except for the rainy final day.



Watch the video the guys created at Interphex. YouTube Video

Interested in learning more about the Burns Autoclave sensor family?  Click here for the catalog.

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Interphex 2011, Are you there?

Posted on March 29, 2011

Interphex 2011


...Off and running.


Burns, booth 3813,  is talking about autoclave sensors, mini immersion sensors and miniature transmitters.


Autoclave Xtreme Duty RTDMini Immersion Sensors


Solving measurement challenges, large & small, durable & delicate, precision & standard, typical & not so typical.


What have you seen at Interphex in the "not so typical" category?  Share with us-leave a comment.

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New Application Note!

Posted on November 24, 2010

Read ALL our Application Notes...Humid conditions, changing external pressure and the need for reliability.  Check out the latest Application Note and see one of the interesting solutions to this dynamic environment.Coiled lead wire concept


What's your most difficult temperature measurement challenge?  Send a description to and we'll get on it!

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Corrosive Environment? Measurement Solved!

Posted on September 8, 2010

ALL Burns Application NotesThere are those applications where it seems like the solution is going to be expensive and difficult to solve.


Warning! Corrosive


Measuring the temperature of a corrosive media could be an example.  Unless...  Here is a quick and cost effective idea.  See Application note  A100823.

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Mr. Pyrometer praises HD Autoclave

Posted on April 22, 2010

Mr. Pyrometer, (Ray Peacock) posted a nice review of the Burns Heavy Duty Autoclave RTD on


Mr. Pyro is one of the fascinating people in the Temperature world.  The Burns team was thilled to meet him at Interphex in NY.



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Burns at Interphex NY!

Posted on April 21, 2010

Jeff, Bill and Richard are in New York busy talking temperature measurement with the Pharmaceutical and Biotech world.

If your looking for the April Calendar Challenge, CLICK HERE.

They are talking to several folks about the SNR, Sanitary Non-intrusive Removable Sensor SNRand the Heavy Duty Autoclave design.  Durable AutoclaveThese are two ideas that we feel will solve a multitude of challenges in the Pharma processing area.  If you are in NY, stop by and visit.  Booth #2665.


Interested and are not in New York, contact us at:, we'd love to share our plans and thoughts on these products or any of our other temperature solutions.

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To be revealed at Interphex 2010

Posted on February 26, 2010

Interphex PR........................Interphex Puerto Rico, March 4th and 5th. Booth #418.


Stop by and check out the most clean-able and easily calibrate-able Non-intrusive temperature sensor ever shared with the world. (that may be a bit bold, but it feels good)New SNI




If a trip to the Caribbean isn't in your immediate plans, we hope to see you at Interphex New York in April.  We'll have even more news to share then!!Interphex NY

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There’s a Burns APP for that…

Posted on September 4, 2009

burns-logo-icon.JPGThe engineers at Burns have been applying platinum resistance technology to solve temperature measurement needs for decades.




Need to measure the temperature of a small amount of liquid in a small container?   There's an APP for that.










Need a 3-A approved sensor for your dairy process temperature measurement with no exposed threads? There's an APP for that.








Looking for a very accurate sensor for a very cold environment that you can flex to control the location?  There's an APP for that too.








Struggling with some other odd or interesting temperature measurement challenge?  We'll create an APP for that!





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Customized to meet the need.

Posted on August 31, 2009

Does a standard sensor work in every temperature measurement application?  What the Temperature Experts at Burns find is not really.  The May Application Note blog-2.pngshows an example where we were able to customize an existing design to help the user meet their needs beyond the measurement.


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See other Burns Application notes or send us your current measurement challenge at  We'd love to find a solution!



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RTDology! Study, Practice AND Share!

Posted on June 19, 2009


R·T·D·ol·o·gyTM;  [ahr-tee-dee-ol-uh-jee]




The study of temperature measurement.  The practice of expertise in the area of resistance temperature detectors and other temperature measurement technology.  RTDologistTM.  Expert in the operation, design, application, selection, accuracy and customization of temperature measurement sensors.  Generally focused on learning and sharing in the field of temperature measurement and associated instruments of high accuracy and reliability.

Interested in the difference between RTD's and Thermocouples?  Wondering about which to choose for your temp measurement needs.  Meet Bill Bergquist on-line:  For more info and to sign up for the WEB session visit the RTDology page.


What other topics would be valuable?  Give us your ideas.


See you on the Web.



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Down Time?  Delays?  Long lead times?  Interested in how to avoid hearing these phrases regarding your temperature calibration needs?logo.jpg


Burns now offers "Calibration on your schedule, not ours".  Our new Lab-to-Lab Calibration Service allows you to schedule the calibration of your Secondary Standard Reference Thermometer, or System, and reduce the down time to as little as 3 days.  Here's how it works.


Just think, Ship your SSPRT sensor on a Monday afternoon, and have it back in your lab on Friday morning.  That's only 3 days out of your lab.




It's the same NVLAP accredited (lab code 200706-0) Calibration you know and trust, on a schedule that honors your needs.


Choose from various calibration temperature ranges.


Fill out the information form for your sensor or system and email the form to, and we'll contact you to discuss your schedule needs.


Simple, quick, dependable and best of all during this introductory phase, at the same affordable price.


BE in control of your calibration needs, contact us and we'll help.



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LifeSciences Products from Burns

Posted on October 24, 2008

pharmaceutical-online.gifHey,  check out our listing in Pharmaceutical Online. .Click here then page down or click on Burns in the listing index under Measuring Devices.Custom PRT designs to support the advancement of health and Bio research, to keep the Burns Engineers healthy so we can continue to provide valuable instruments  in support of the important work of the Life Sciences Industry.It's just the kind of stuff that gets us excited.  What excites you about the Life Sciences? Add a comment and let us know what you think..  Or email one of our Temperature Measurement Experts at

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In the frozen tundra like climate that we are having up here in Minnesota (AGAIN!), Burns Engineering has created a multi-point PRT to monitor the frost line. Click here to see the application note on the product.




Today as the temperature dips into the -20C range, this sensor at 10 feet in length may not be long enough?!? We could build a longer PRT, but is that necessary?


In Minnesota, according to the local library, the Frost line is generally in the 4 to 5 feet range, so 10 feet should be good. Although a quick review of the climate extremes in MN and for the entire US indicates there are places that have been as cold as -80F! (~~-62C!)


Brrrrrr... It's not cryogenic, but it's feels like it!




Maybe we'll start drawing up the design for a 20-foot Multi-point PRT!


How cold has it been in your neck of the woods?



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Vacuum, Pressure, Steam… No Problem!

Posted on November 21, 2007

A harsh environment and a tough packaging challenge in the BioPharma and Food & Beverage industries, pretty much sums up the development task for our newest Autoclave Load Cell product: Burns Model 21090.


As you may know, the operating conditions of the autoclave process ranges from vacuum to positive pressure steam at temperatures up to 135C. Individually, these conditions are fairly easy to design around, but the combination presents a few interesting challenges in the RTD world – and sealing the device such that the insulation resistance performance is maintained after multiple cycles is the fun part.


Other features we designed into our new autoclave sensor include a .125 diameter stainless steel sharp-tipped sensor sheath to facilitate insertion through the rubber membrane of the load cell, and a dual Pt100 element that can support either a 3- or 4-wire operating connection. The cable features a silicone rubber jacket providing the durability necessary to meet the handling concerns that were shared with us from users of large chamber autoclave systems. We also designed a bulkhead/transition system to assist in providing a sealed penetration through the wall of the autoclave.


Now back to the sealing challenge!


Inside the transition housing (or handle which is laser marked for easy identification) is an elegant design which protects the 8-wire joints, simply yet effectively seals the sensor and involves very few complex parts. The design insures ease of manufacture and an epoxy fill method that results in an extremely stable final assembly.


New Autoclave Sensor


We're proud of the creativity of the approach and through our design verification testing, we're confident in the high reliability of the Model 21090 in the harsh environment of the Autoclave processing cycle.


Got another challenging application?  Comment on the blog or give us a call.


- John Zwak, Sr. Design & Metrology Engineer

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"There's an obstruction in the way of getting the sensor in the location....  Help!"


That's what our customer told us. So we took on this Sanitary temperature application challenge and had fun looking for creative solutions. In this case, the sensor needed to be broken in order to fit into the measurement location. This was the perfect application for a segmented sensor. For more information, see the Application Notes, "Sanitary RTD Probe for Tight Locations" on our Burns' site.


Challenging is the new exciting!


- Bill, Applications Engineer

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