Seen at Interphex 2010, NYC: An Easily Replaced RTD for a Demanding Use
Minnetonka MN, USA — Burns designers have developed a sensor design that is nearly indestructible for large autoclave service. A Teflon hose is used as the sealing material and covered with stainless steel overbraid, then covered by a silicone rubber hose for added cleanliness.
The assembly houses a standard Burns 16942 autoclave sensor which attaches with a compression fitting and is easily replaced should it ever fail. The other end of the hose is terminated in a Tri-Clamp?? sanitary fitting that clamps into an existing ferrule on the autoclave.
The result is a pressure and watertight sensor assembly that can withstand all the punishment present in the large scale autoclave service, yet the basic sensor can be quickly and easily removed and replaced when necessary.
Additional options for multiple cables feeding through the same Tri-Clamp?? fitting are available.
Application: Steam autoclaves
Steam autoclaves are available in a variety of sizes and the importance of an accurate repeatable temperature measurement is critical to insure a proper sterilization process.
The larger the autoclave the more durable the sensor cable and sensor has to be.
Carts full of equipment, and other large objects being rolled in and out can run rough-shod over the sensor and cable.
Sensors hidden on the cart by the previous technician is not seen by the next and when the next guy wheels out the sterile equipment the cable and sensor takes the brunt of the abuse.
Ripped insulation, crushed wires, and broken sensing elements can result. It???s all very expensive and generates unwanted down time.
Solution: Burns Engineering’s New Heavy Duty Autoclave RTD
The Heavy Duty Autoclave RTD Sensor Assembly, with easily replaced RTD, is readily sealed through the wall of the autoclave and the sensor assembly is 100% waterproof and pressure tight. The cable can survive being run over by carts and the sensing element shrugs off being dropped and pulled.
Bottom Line: Users can save thousands of dollars by replacing weak & vulnerable RTD Sensor Assemblies in Steam Autoclaves with a robust one.
Burns Engineering is a global supplier of high performance temperature measurement products and creative solutions for industrial, sanitary and metrology applications.
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