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RTD temperature sensors
As the Pt100 is a RTD sensor, how about we take a gander at what a RTD sensor is

The contraction RTD comes from "Resistance Temperature Detector." So it's anything but a temperature sensor wherein the obstruction relies upon temperature; when temperature changes, the sensor's resistance changes. In this way, by estimating the RTD sensor's obstruction, a RTD sensor can be utilized to gauge temperature.

RTD sensors are most generally produced using platinum, copper, nickel combinations, or different metal oxides. Pt100 is quite possibly the most widely recognized RTD sensors.

Estimating RTD sensor

Since the RTD sensor's resistance changes when temperature transforms, it is quite certain that when estimating the RTD sensor you need to gauge resistance. You can quantify the resistance in Ohms then, at that point convert that physically into a temperature measurement as indicated by the change table (or equation) of the RTD type being utilized.

These days, most normally, you utilize a temperature measurement gadget or calibrator that consequently changes over the deliberate opposition into a temperature perusing, when the right RTD type is chosen in the gadget (accepting it upholds the RTD type utilized). Obviously, if some unacceptable RTD sensor type is chosen in the gadget, it will bring about wrong temperature measurement results.

There are various approaches to quantify opposition. You can utilize a 2, 3 or 4 wire association. The 2-wire association is just reasonable for low precision measurement (mostly investigating) in light of the fact that any wire opposition or association obstruction will acquaint mistake with the measurement. Any ordinary interaction measurement ought to be finished utilizing 3 or 4 wire measurement.

For instance, the IEC 60751 standard indicates that any sensor better than precision class B should be estimated with a 3 or 4 wire measurement. More on the precision classes later in this article.

Simply make sure to utilize a 3 or 4 wire measurement and you are a great idea to go.

Picking PT100 sensors

The kind of test and link ought to be picked cautiously to suit the application. The primary issues are the temperature reach and openness to liquids (destructive or conductive) or metals. Unmistakably, typical bind intersections on links ought not be utilized at temperatures above around 170 °C.


Measuring the yield from a Pt100 temperature sensor is very simple. There are numerous electronic instruments accessible available which acknowledge a Pt100 signal. The gadgets are arranged to such an extent that all measurement and linearisation are dealt with and you are given an exact measurement of temperature. In certain applications where link lengths are long, it is entirely expected to think about the utilization of a temperature transmitter. This gadget changes over the Pt100 contribution to an industry-standard linearised 4-20mA yield which can be sent over longer distances. Temperature transmitters are accessible for fitting either inside a terminal lodging or on a DIN rail

Pt100 sensor structures
  • One sensor structure can include also several Pt100 resistances: 1, 2 or 3 × Pt-100 (most common is 1 × Pt-100).
  • For different measuring circuits the resistance element can be produced in different versions: 2-, 3- or 4-wire connection (most accurate is 4-wire).
  • Even as a standard version the industrial Pt100 sensor is vibration proof and additionally it can be produced as an extra vibration proof version for extreme circumstances.