True Lifecycle Cost of a RTD

Do you know? Here’s an online resource that may help you understand – From The Engineering Team at Burns Engineering

Minnetonka,MN, USA –?? How RTD selection criteria impacts accuracy and operating performance: Proper selection should align with the process conditions, expectations, and installation, for lowest lifecycle cost.

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When selecting a resistance temperature detector (RTD), it is important to understand the downstream costs that can be avoided or minimized by aligning the RTD capability with the process conditions. In this paper we will examine RTD selection criteria for accuracy and operating performance that best aligns with the process conditions, expectations, and installation, for lowest lifecycle cost.

Cost Factors
The cost associated with measuring temperature in any process can range far beyond the initial purchase price of the RTD.

Costs such as wasted energy, downtime, troubleshooting and evaluation, product loss / product quality costs, as well as various overhead and inventory costs should be considered.

Many of these downstream costs can be minimized or avoided, resulting in the lowest lifecycle cost for the measurement by appropriate RTD selection.

Important selection considerations include; Durability, Accuracy, and insuring that the sensor operating performance meets or exceeds the process conditions…

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