Sensors Expo Preview: Micronor Inc.
June 12, 2017—
The FOTEMP methodology is based on the inherent temperature dependence of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) band gap.
Micronor Inc. will be exhibiting at the Sensors Expo (June 27 - 29) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California at Booth #735.
The show will feature the new FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT, a low cost OEM Solution for fiber optic temperature measurement, a joint development of Micronor and their partner Optocon AG. The product is a low cost, small form factor, single channel signal conditioner that seamlessly integrates fiber optic temperature sensing into any industrial control system, medical instrumentation or other OEM design. The compact FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT controller works with all TS series fiber optic temperature sensors, a measurement range of -200°C to +300°C, and standard built-in USB, RS232 and SPI interfaces.
The product provides a discrete temperature monitoring solution that operates accurately and reliably in challenging environments where electronics-based temperature sensors (thermocouples, RTDs) cannot function. The fiber optic sensor’s entirely non-metallic, passive optical design provides immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), microwaves, high voltage, extreme magnetic fields, radiation, chemicals, and explosive atmospheres. In these environments, GaAs fiber optic temperature sensors enable new and unprecedented solutions impossible for electronic sensors.
Typical FOTEMP applications include monitoring temperature inside high voltage transformers and switchgear, MR imaging, semiconductor manufacturing, petrochemical plants, as well as microwave ovens and reactors used in food industry, material processing and bioengineering. The use of low loss optical fiber allows interference-free, remote temperature monitoring up to 2000 meters. Such distances are characteristic of mines, tank farms and downhole applications.
On Wednesday, June 28, at 11:00 am, Micronor will also be presenting a special live product presentation in the Sensors Expo Live Theater titled “Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors Outperform Thermocouples and RTDs in Challenging Environments.”