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Temperature sensing and control is an integral part of many industrial processes and other sectors such as medical, scientific research, and so on. This may be part of process requirements; for instance, in scientific research as well as clinical labs, you need to preserve samples or parts of certain organisms at a certain temperature to be able to make the right inferences or diagnoses. There are various temperature-sensing devices such as thermocouples and RTD temperature probes which are used as either standalone devices or as part of integrated thermal systems. Having said that, each industry or industrial segment may have different requirements and hence customization is key. Birk Manufacturing, an expert in thermal solutions, offers customizable RTD probes in terms of length, lead wires, connections, and more. The company’s probes feature high-temperature RTD elements that are encased in a stainless steel sheath to protect the inside elements from harsh industrial environments. This post discusses the details of how these RTD probes work, and more.
Resistance temperature detectors, RTDs, are temperature sensing devices used in many industrial systems. RTDs function based on the relationship between temperature and resistance. An RTD is designed with a base resistance, typically 100 or 1000 ohms. This means at 0°C the RTD resistance will read 100 or 1000 ohms, depending on the design. Temperature and resistance are directly proportional to one another, meaning as the temperature increases the resistance within the RTD will also increase. This relation is well known, so as current is passed through the RTD the temperature can be determined. RTD probes are used in applications which do not require immediate output such as textiles, food processing, electrical appliances, plastics, HVAC systems, medical, defense, manufacturing units, and so on.
The RTD probes by Birk certainly have an edge over many other probes in the market. This is due to the high level of customization offered .
Birk Manufacturing, Inc. has 30 years of experience in manufacturing various temperature probes and devices as well as integrated thermal systems. This experience and expertise has fostered both innovation and customization. The company offers customization on several aspects of the RTD probes through its temperature probe configurator. This tool makes it easy for prospective clients to share their specific application requirements and the type of probe they need. If you require any further information, contact the team via phone or email.