Bestech Australia presents a new range of LVDT position sensors designed to survive the conditions in nuclear power plants.
Manufactured at standards specified for use in nuclear power plants, the new displacement sensors and signal conditioners can withstand the temperature and radiation levels common in such environments.
The LVDT position sensors are installed in Pressure Water Reactor (PWR), Boiler Water Reactor (BWR) valve assemblies, and snout machines. Available in both standard and custom designs to produce accurate, repeatable readings over a wide operating temperature range, LVDT sensors are also used to monitor the valve and actuator positions inside turbines.
Bestech Australia offers HSAR and HLR LVDT sensors for position measurement at high temperature, and in mild radiation environments with hazardous location approvals. The conduit exit of the sensors ensures a hermetic seal from the operating environment and holds UL and ATEX requirements for Class I Division 2 and Zones 1 and 2.
Constructed with a mild radiation LVDT, the AST5300 AC output differential pressure transducer is supplied for liquid level monitoring of heavy water tanks and high temperature coolants. Made of Inconel x750 and 316L for excellent corrosion resistance, the transducer can handle line pressures of 100 bar and measure differential pressure of 70 millibar.
The signal is transmitted to an LVC4000 signal conditioner in a non-radiation area, which converts the signal to voltage, 4-20mA, or RS-485 output. Installing the signal conditioner is simplified with push-button calibration.
The transducer can be packaged as a kit with the differential pressure transducer, radiation resistant cable, and signal conditioner.