The Turtle Tough Biodiesel direct smart sensor is one tough sensor. Designed specifically for solvents & volatile organic resistance sensor provides unprecedented periods of survival in applications where most of our competitors literally disintegrate.
Solvent extraction and recovery are generally associated with three distinct problems: Strong acids, organic solvents & dissolved gases. Organic solvents are of particular concern, as they attack the housings and connections of sensors and cause interference and damage to reference junctions. For years we have worked closely with a range of manufacturers who use solvent extraction as a core part of their process; from Nickel and Uranium processing to Pharmaceutical manufacturers, to develop a sensor that would go on to save them countless dollars in sensor costs and increase their process yields through better accuracy.
The Biodiesel direct smart sensor is the only sensor they have been able to use in their tanks, where our competitors couldn’t supply a sensor that lasted more than a couple of days. Solvent resistant bodies and sealants, combined with our triple junction reference systems allow the sensors to stay operational for more than 10 times longer than our best competitor.
The Turtle Tough Biodiesel direct smart sensor is extremely versatile for a variety of installation methods. By utilizing a double thickness 3/4" x 1" RADEL body, it is suitable for both immersion, submersion and valve retractable installation types. The RADEL body material offers excellent resistance to abrasion at an economical price.
Turtle Tough’s range of Direct Smart Sensors (DSS) are equipped with an on-board microprocessor which is capable of processing measurement data and providing a feature rich digital MODBUS RTU output directly from the sensor. This enables the sensor to be directly interfaced with any MODBUS compatible data acquisition device, such as a PLC, RTU or data logger. Direct connectivity eliminates the need to interface with a traditional intermediary controller or analyser and provides unprecedented communication and control directly with the sensor.
Process more than a dozen parameters with Direct Smart Sensors including:
As well as useful service information such as the number of days in use. These values can be intelligently integrated into your data acquisition system to achieve a very sophisticated level of analysis and control.
Smart onboard data processing presents us with a number of unique advantages that are not possible with a traditional sensor and transmitter configuration. This includes:
Turtle Tough’s DSS technology is supported by comprehensive documentation. Our software allows users to access all user adjustable parameters, analytic data, calibration functions as well as sending fully compensated high-resolution process values. Sensor analytics enable operators to schedule proactive maintenance and provide accurate and timely information on the process. The Modbus RTU protocol has been specifically chosen as it is an open standard that creates an open and collaborative environment for process automation and liquid analysis. This provides a level of connectivity and integration that is not possible with closed architectures and proprietary platforms that force vendor lock-in.
The challenge A major zinc producer informed us that during operation of the zinc concentrator and thickener, their pH sensors were unable to cope with the solids content and composition, causing the reference junction to persistently clog and foul.