Archive for the 'Industrial Processes' Category
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.
Read this important message from NIST:
No more Calibration of Mercury Thermometers (MiG).
In the big picture, this is necessary to help build momentum to STOP the use of these devices. There are a lot of reasons they are in place, but the Mercury risk to the environment is too great.
FYI - Burns can help provide an RTD based instrument to replace the MiG.
Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll help you find a better solution.
Generally, after a temperature sensor is installed it doesn’t need much of your attention.
Join the RTDology Web session on Dec 8th at 12 noon central time. Bill Bergquist, Burns RTDologist, will share the Why, How and When insights of RTD Calibration.
Start with confidence through selecting a sensor designed and configured to meet your measurement needs - then apply Bill’s RTD Calibration guidance to ensure high confidence in your measurement into the future.