The plant environment can be harsh from many different perspectives: extreme heat, vibration, pressures, etc. For each of these conditions we assist our customers with the design of the sensor to provide the most value possible.
An example of this partnership with customers is defined in a gas turbine application where RTDs (Resistance Temperature Detectors) were not meeting the expected lifetime. Our design team worked with the customer to determine that vibration was the root cause of the consistent failures. The Thermo/Probes, Inc. design team used the data from the field to develop a new RTD design that resists vibration induced failures. The new design significantly increased Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the customer and has become our standard configuration for RTDs that experience vibration conditions.