Moorpark, CA ‚â€“ Kavlico is pleased to announce its newly released combined pressure & temperature sensor for use with the natural refrigerant R744 (C02) for pressure & temperature sensing in mobile air conditioning systems. By replacing ozone depleting or global warming refrigerants with R744, global greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced significantly. Consequently, Kavlico‚â€™s new sensor fits this newly-created niche by delivering a technically-capable product that meets our ‚â€œgreen‚â€ initiative.
This rugged, low-cost sensor has a 17-4 PH hermetically sealed stainless housing. The sense element is based upon Kavlico‚â€™s patented TiON (Titanium OxyNitride) thin film technology which is capable of withstanding high media temperatures.
The sensor‚â€™s high operating pressure range of 0 to150 Bar with a proof pressure of 210 Bar and a burst pressure of 320 Bar is well-suited for this demanding application. The operating process media temperature range is -40‚ÂºC to +180‚ÂºC, while the ambient operating temperature is -40‚ÂºC to +135‚ÂºC.
Highly stable and accurate, the sensor can be specified with either an analog, SPI, LIN2.0, or CANbus output. The sensor tolerates high vibration environments and has built-in reverse polarity protection as well as extremely good over-voltage protection.
The innovative metal-injection-molded (MIM) design allows for a reduced package size that is light in weight and easy to install. Additionally, the sensor does not use an external probe for measuring temperature.
Filed Under: Green engineering, Sensors (pressure), Sensors (temperature), Test + measurement • test equipment
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