Accessories for Pressure Sensors
Installation Tool Kits
Installation tool kits are available to assist in machining mounting ports for applications where PCB® mounting adaptors are not used. Refer to specific installation drawings, listed by model number, found at www.pcb.com, for a detailed description of flush versus recess sensor installation.
|Installation Tool Kit
|Series 111, 112, 113
|040A10 English, 040A11 Metric
|040A33 English, 040A34 Metric
|Series 108, 109, 118, 119, 165
|040A20 English, 040A21 Metric
In locations where precision machining is impossible, impractical, or simply inconvenient, adaptors can be mounted with a few simple steps. The sensor can be electrically isolated in many adaptors to minimize interference from ground loop noise from electrical machinery. Special adapter materials, sensor coatings, and insulating seals can be factory installed for noise isolation.
For sensor installation in high temperature applications, such as dynamic measurements on heat exchangers or other high temperature equipment, water-cooled adapters allow ICP® and charge output pressure sensors to operate in applications with temperatures well above the operating range of the sensor by providing a stable localized lower temp environment. For example, an ICP® sensor, rated to +275°F (+135°C) will remain below +150°F (+65°C) when operating with a Model 064B water-cooled adapter on a +1000°F (+535°C) exhaust manifold.
Most mounting adaptors are made of high-strength 17-4 PH stainless steel. Care should be exercised to observe maximum pressure when using adaptors made of lesser-strength materials.
In sensor applications involving exposure to flash temperatures, an ablative diaphragm coating is beneficial. To captivate the ablative, the sensor may be slightly recessed in an adaptor, and the recess filled with ablative coating such as the PCB® 'CA' option.
Many standard and special adaptors can be supplied to fit specific mounting ports, or material requirements. Contact a PCB® Application Engineer to discuss your unique needs.