What are RTD Sensors and Why Should You Use Them?

What are RTD Sensors and Why Should You Use Them?

RTD sensors (Resistance Temperature Detectors) are popular temperature measurement products because of the many benefits that they offer. There are different applications for these products. RTD sensors are versatile and dependable, making them a great choice if you are customizing equipment.

How Do RTD Sensors Work?

As you learn more about temperature sensors, you will see that there is a wide range of design features to consider. How do you know which design is right for your needs? The best thing that you can do is talk to an experienced team to discuss your individual situation.

Resistance Temperature Detectors are temperature sensors that are designed with a built-in resistor. When there are fluctuations in the temperature, then the resistance value adjusts. These products have been used for a long time to measure temperature variances in both industrial and laboratory settings.

One of the reasons why RTD sensors are so popular is because they have a great reputation for accuracy and stability. Additionally, they are repeatable, which means that they can be manufactured on a large scale if you need to submit a large order.

Do You Need a Thermistor Sensor, Thermocouple, or RTD Sensor?

How do you choose the product that best matches your requirements? Our team at Kelvin Technologies can help you compare the pros and cons of the different products that we offer. Each product has a specific range of conditions. So, you can’t choose the best product until you know how the temperature sensor will be used.

Here are a few advantages to RTDs:

  • RTDs provide long-term stability, even in harsh environments
  • They can be easily interchanged if needed
  • The accuracy is better than other temperature sensors, such as thermocouples
  • A wide range of temperatures can be measured

The temperature range of RTD Sensors depends on the materials that are used to manufacture the sensors. You should compare the ranges of wire-wound products to thin-film to determine the range that matches your situation.

These sensors can measure to up 850 degrees Celsius so that RTDs can be used in almost any situation. Certain industrial processes that use heat above this range might require other temperature sensor designs.

Keep in mind that there are different standard regulations depending on the country where the equipment is manufactured and used. So, if you will be using the sensors in different countries, then you should compare the requirements for each location.

As you can see, there are many benefits to using RTD sensors for your products or equipment. At Kelvin Technologies Inc., our goal is to help you identify the products that are a perfect match for what you need. We offer a variety of options, allowing you to customize your order based on your individual preferences. We have an office location at 1351 Matheson Blvd E #3, Mississauga, ON, L4W 2A1. If you have questions or you are interested in learning more about the products that are offered, we invite you to call us anytime:(905) 238-7060