Three simple questions to determine if your application requires humidity sensorsNovember 26, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Humidity sensors can improve performance, reduce energy consumption and increase safety in a variety of applications. Increasingly, OEMs are designing relative humidity/temperature sensors into engines, electronics and other products to improve control and output.
Does your application require the measurement of humidity? When determining the answer, ask the following three questions:
1. Is your system part of machinery that is cooling, heating, drying or, more generally, consuming too much energy?
2. Do you measure temperature or use information from temperature sensors?
3. Are there regulatory constraints for the output of your system, such as emissions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from designing a humidity sensor into your system to reduce energy consumption, lower emission levels, improve accuracy or increase customer satisfaction.
Measurement Specialties’ humidity sensor business unit — also known as Humirel — designs, manufactures and sells humidity and temperature sensing solutions in a wide variety of OEM markets. The company’s capacitive humidity sensing technology, which converts water absorption information into electrical output, offers accuracy from two to five per cent, and is highly repeatable. Packaged sensors, which include temperature sensors as a reference, can be used full scale from zero to 100 per cent relative humidity. The sensors can operate in temperature ranges from -40 to 125 degrees C.
Measurement Specialties provides quality technical support and works closely with customers to develop solutions and reduce time to market. Sensors are available as components, modules with analog or digital output, or customized sub-systems, also known as application specific modules (ASMs).
To learn more about humidity sensors, contact Durham Instruments.