Resistance Temperature Sensor
Temperature sensors are used to monitor temperature in concrete, rock and soil.
They are ideal for monitoring temperature during concrete curing, for evaluating seasonal variations within ground and structures and to interpret temperature-related stress and volume changes in dams.
PT100 Resistance – measures the resistance of a platinum element. The resistance is then converted to temperature.
Resistance Sensor: The sensor is placed in the medium to be monitored. A platinum element changes resistance with temperature and the resulting resistance change is converted to temperature using a handheld readout or data acquisition system.
Temperature sensors are used for measuring temperature in concrete, soil and rock including:
- Monitoring temperature during concrete curing
- Soil and rock temperatures adjacent to ground freezing operations and liquid gas storage tanks
- Measurements of water temperatures in reservoirs and boreholes
- Monitoring seasonal variations within the ground and structures
- Interpretation of temperature-related stress and volume changes in mass concrete structures including dams
- Air temperature measurements on structure surfaces
- Determination of critical moment for injecting joints within mass concrete structures
- Interpretation of temperature effects on other installed instruments.