CERAMTEC: Turnkey Ultrasonic Gas Flow Sensors
The sensors reportedly allow for the maximum sound to be transmitted into the medium over a wide frequency spectrum.
With the ultrasonic gas measurement market expanding due to increasing accuracy requirements and functionality offered by smart meters, CeramTec is now offering fully assembled ultrasonic sensors. According to CeramTec, advancements within its high-volume manufacturing capability and materials expertise mean it can now respond more quickly to unprecedented demand for sensors and transducers. While many sensors require manual tuning, CeramTec is engineering solutions that eliminate this need by guaranteeing a greater degree of reciprocity between the devices. This, in turn, reduces the time and cost investment for manufacturers.
The sensors reportedly allow for the maximum sound to be transmitted into the medium over a wide frequency spectrum. Designed specifically for harsh environments, they offer high levels of resistance to toluene and other chemicals present in natural gas compositions, ensuring greater durability, increased longevity, and high levels of accuracy over time. The company has been developing its range to offer sensors within frequencies of 100-500 kHz for the residential ultrasonic metering market, sensitivities to -50 dB or better, and sensors exhibiting bandwidths as wide as 50 kHz+ -3dB for a 300-kHz ultrasonic transducer.
“The physical properties of our new sensor technology, combined with our high-volume production capability of sensors and piezo components, leave us well placed to accommodate the diverse requirements of manufacturers of domestic gas meters,” said Charles Dowling, business development manager. “This new technology provides a platform for new and existing meter manufacturers to develop their ultrasonic gas metering solution.”
For more information, visit www.ceramtec.com.