When It Comes To Proper Use Of Rtd's, Technical Support Is Key
If your business requires the use of RTD's (Resistance Temperature Devices), it's essential to not only get the right type for your particular application, but for your employees to know how to use them correctly. No matter how high the quality of the product, your RTD's will not be truly useful unless they are used properly, so initial and ongoing technical support are key. Here are some services to look for when selecting your RTD sensor supplier.
1. Diversity of Products
There is no one RTD that can serve all of the many applications where one is required. For this reason, you need to choose a manufacturer/supplier that offers a wide range of products and can even customize your RTD's if necessary. Whether you work in the plastics, dairy, food, or pharmaceutical industries, or if your particular application requires the RTD's to be explosion-proof, you should be able to get exactly what the job demands.
2. Application Assistance
If your business is undergoing manufacturing process changes or if you are a new business just getting underway, you will need professional and knowledgeable assistance from a technical support team that really knows RTD's. Look for a company that uses regional specialists who will become intimately acquainted with your needs and will be able to offer the practical advice and engineering you are looking for. Your RTD tech support contact should be your partner in obtaining the right products and then keeping your operation running smoothly.
3. Certification Services
Many manufacturing and processing businesses are mandated by law to comply with certain rules and regulations. A good RTD team will be able to supply documentation to support your compliance, including:
--Certificates of compliance
--Material test reports
--Certificates of origin
--Non-destructive testing reports
--Wake frequency calculations
4. Custom Design
There are times when standard RTD's will simply not be enough to handle your particular application. When your business demands custom designed RTD's, your manufacturer/supplier should be ready to jump into action and find quick engineering solutions to minimize any down time. Look for an experienced RTD company that has the design, engineering, and production teams ready to roll and the in-house manufacturing facility to create your custom design as quickly as possible.
Again, RTD's are only as useful as the employees who use them. Use an RTD company that is committed to providing your employees with the training they need to employ RTD's properly and effectively. This training should include basic product information along with how to use the sensors for your particular application.
by: Art GibAbout the Author:Pyromation (http://www.pyromation.com/) producers of temperature sensing devices and equipment in North America. Art Gib is a freelance writer.