Part 1 of this article looked at sensing and sensors for ultracold and cryogenic temperatures; Part 2 advances the story to more esoteric situations. Q: What’s the fundamental difference between measuring extremely high temperatures versus cryogenic ones? A: When things get really hot, extending into thousands of degrees, the sensor options are limited. Usually, it […]
Cryogenic temperatures may seem only of limited interest, but they are actually critical in many instrumentation and other systems. Measuring these ultralow temperatures is both easy and difficult, depending on temperature, material, and mass. Temperature is the most commonly measured physical variable, whether it’s just to assess the local weather to manage the performance of […]
Heilind Electronics has expanded its selection of sensor solutions with the addition of Amphenol Advanced Sensors carbon dioxide (CO2) sensing technologies. Amphenol Advanced Sensors Telaire brand T6700 Series miniature CO2 sensors have the accuracy and reliability of many larger sensors, enabling OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to develop smaller enclosures and equipment using significantly less power […]
While there are several market research reports published each year for sensors, some focus on specific markets like industrial, automotive or consumer and others address a single sensor category. Gas sensors are an interesting example. In “Global Gas Sensor Market Study Report 2019,” QY Research says the global Gas Sensor market is valued at million […]
Many people take clean air as a given. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates (2014) that 4 million deaths globally are caused, at least in part, by air pollution. WHO also estimates (2016) that more than 90% of the world’s population lives in regions where air pollutant levels are higher than the WHO specified […]
Murata has introduced the IMG-CB Series of very accurate, highly stable CO2 sensors aimed at gas detection applications in the agricultural and building energy management system (BEMS) markets. Murata’s high-performance CO2 sensors are based on non-dispersive infrared sensor (NDIR) technology, which is now the most popular type of sensor technology used in CO2 measurement. Murata’s […]
In simple terms, an aphrometer is a manometer for measuring the pressure in champagne and sparkling wine bottles. When the aging process is completed, a disgorgement process removes the sediment and then an aphrometer is used to check the pressure in the bottle. Traditional cork and crown cap aphrometers make invasive measurements, typically in the […]
At CES 2017, Vincent Maxime, Product Manager from Enerbee describes how the use of airflow, temperature, humidity, CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pressure measurements with the Bluetooth connectivity of the Enerbee Smart Vent can provide a visual indication of the healthy or unhealthy status of various rooms in your home.
For sensors and many other products, smaller size, higher performance and/or longer life are all very desirable attributes. The Zirconia Miniature series oxygen sensors from SST Sensing Ltd achieves all of these. Offered in 12-mm diameter metal cans, the 5-pin sensor has a response time of as little as 4 seconds and covers an oxygen […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, John Geis from IDT explains an environmental sensor demo board with gas, temperature and ultraviolet sensing. For more information, click here.