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Morgan Advanced Materials
Alumina Sensor Reported to Withstand Extreme Temperatures
RALEIGH, N.C.–Morgan Advanced Materials has produced a new type of alumina sensor specially designed for high pressure and high temperature water and sub-metering, the company announced recently.
The sensor has been specifically developed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it well suited to both heat metering and high temperature fluid metering. Manufactured using Morgan's specially-formulated proprietary alumina, the sensor is reported to solve many of the problems associated with high temperature environments, with a focus on reducing thermal drift and zero flow offset over a large temperature range.
Morgan's new sensor is said to significantly minimize the flow offset because the material has been manufactured to control the thermal properties of both the internal and external structure. This enables the minimum flow rate range to be kept as small as possible, enhancing the overall accuracy of the reading, the company said in a press release.
Morgan's sensor design has been tested up to 100 bar pressure and 150oC, reportedly surpassing the current market requirements for heat metering. This is a direct benefit of using alumina– a material which has minimal expansion properties, and is renowned for its strength and durability– in the sensor design.
Due to its thermal stability, the sensor is well suited for metering of potable water or other fluids. The inert nature of alumina makes a component that is suitable in food and pharmaceutical environments, as well as providing a long operational lifetime, the company said.
Morgan also has its own ceramic pressing and injection molding capabilities, enabling complete vertical integration from start to finish of the housing and lead zirconate titanate (PZT) elements of the sensor. These in-house capabilities allow Morgan to provide a full design and development package.
"Our new range of high temperature sensors has undergone extensive research and development to ensure that it is our strongest and most effective sensor for use in extreme temperature environments," said Charlie Dowling of Morgan Advanced Materials, in the company's release. "Available as part of a standard range, or bespoke to order, it promises to reduce environmental factors during metering."
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