Archive for the 'Industrial Processes' Category
The 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. http://www.burnsengineering.com/series_a.pdf
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).
The Autoclave processing environment can present an interesting set of challenges.
- Is the drain measurement representative of the load?
- Is the load uniformly heated?
- How many wall penetrations are required to insure proper processing?
- Large chambers required to sanitize large items create sensor cables routed in may places.
From Autoclave as small as those used in a dental office or hospital, to systems large enough to laminate airplane wings, the challenges present themselves in many ways. The team at Burns have frequent conversations about the issues as they related to the measurement need with multiple autoclave users.
See earlier post about the Autoclave load measurement challenges.
Each of these systems present unique challenges including access into the chamber, confined or complex maintenance access, and measurement at the point of highest interest; on the actual item(s) being processed.
We have responded to these concerns with several products designed for this exact environment. The SA series of Autoclave instruments are water tight, durable and built for the demands of multiple Autoclave systems. See the entire Autoclave family.
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)burnsengineering.com’.
We would love to help make the measurement you need at the location that best serves your process.
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!
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)BurnsEngineering.com. We’d love to discuss your temperature measurements.
We 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.
YES! It can be as easy as measuring the resistance in a container of ice water. (you don’t need a Triple Point of Water Cell.)
We have discovered too many times that sensors are installed in systems that experience a combination of temperature cycling, over temp excursions, vibration, high flow rates and /or just left unattended for years. In many cases this is not a concern based on the requirements of the measurement. Although, if these influences exists and the expectation is to be confident that the measurement represents the actual process media temperature, periodic verification can ensure that confidence.
This paper titled: Developing a Periodic Performance Verification Program for Platinum Resistance Thermometers, will help you understand the importance, and provide some guidance on how to establish a verification approach that is right for your application.
Visit the Burns Website Technical Papers page - register/sign-in to access ALL the papers. This set of papers provides an in-depth study of the source of error, the cost of measurement error, and how to manage the multiple influences on the measurement.
Our Mission is Your Measurement!
We believe that any sensor will provide a measurement, although if the influences that exist in the application are not managed or planned for, that measurement may not represent the actual process temperature.
If you would like to discuss your application to ensure measurement confidence in your operation - call or send a note. Here is our contact information.
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.
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)
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).
From 0.080″ to 0.25″ diameter and 1.25″ length - and the ultimate in clean and flexible: The A04 with a PFA sheath.
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.
Burns is proud to support various companies in the Biomass/Biogas arena. Check out this workshop addressing Waste to Energy concepts and issues. (Workshop info in PDF.)
This event is brought to us by the US Dept of Energy-Clean Energy Center and various other sponsors.
Earth Day at Burns is all about conserving resources. We recycle and re-use whenever we can, but when we can help our customers conserve that’s a beautiful thing.
Here is a paper about how temperature measurement accuracy can save energy resources (and cost). Technical Paper
Prior news post about how Burns serves the Earth… Burns and the Earth
Happy Earth Day.