When selecting or using a particular type of transducer or sensor, there are a number of factors which must be considered. The question is not only for what kind of measurement, but under what physical conditions, constraints of accuracy, and to meet which service requirements, is a transducer needed? This handbook is designed to meet the selection needs of anyone specifying or using transducers with an electrical output. Each transducer is described in an easy-to-use tabular format, giving all of the necessary data including operating principles, applications, range limits, errors, over-range protection, supply voltage requirements, sensitivities, cross sensitivities, temperature ranges and sensitivities and signal conditioning needs. The author has added notes that reflect his broad practical experience. Added to this is an extensive worldwide suppliers directory.
MARKET: Users, manufacturers and specifiers of transducers, Instrument engineers.
CONTENTS INCLUDE: Transducer types; A sensible approach to sensing; Acceleration, linear; Acceleration, angular; Angle (position); Flow, gases; Flow, liquids; Length; Displacement; Extension; Position and proximity; Strain; Mass, weighing; Mass, force; Pressure, fluids; Pressure, sound; Relative humidity; Temperature and heat; Time interval; Torque; Velocity, angular, Velocity, linear; In-house design; Bibliography; List of suppliers.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
- 22nd February 1993
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