It has been a common practice in Australia, for all temperature sensors to be manufactured on demand. This has resulted in variation in the product design, and added cost and delays in the supply and manufacture. If operators use the ‘industrial standard design’ sensors, it can result in savings.
In practice, there are a group of de-facto standards in the sensor design that covers common measurement applications. In the heavy industry, or dangerous processes, it would be inadvisable to compromise on design applications. Standards include diameters such as 1.5, 3, 4.5 and 6mm OD in 310 or 316SS. These follow standard mineral insulated stock sizes [which include 8 and 10.8mmOD] and standard SS tube sizes for RTDs.
ECEFast have introduced a range of standard industrial temperature probes, which are carried in stock and can be delivered to any capital city location. If a variation is required, the drawing can be downloaded from the web and modified accordingly. This process eliminates errors in communication. As new designs develop, they can become standard and be added to this stock range.