The TT-MAD calibration station allows you to calibrate and configure sensors offline in the laboratory or workshop. Our Smart Digital Sensors (-D) are all capable of storing calibration data onboard the sensor, and therefore they can be calibrated remotely or offsite to facilitate a hot swap sensor maintenance regime.
Hot Swap Sensor Maintenance
Hot swapping involves the immediate exchange or “swap out” of an in-service sensor with a pre-cleaned, pre-calibrated sensor that is ready for duty. It is quick, clean and painless. The old sensor is swapped out on a scheduled service rotation and is returned to the workshop or laboratory for service and calibration, whereupon it too is made ready for its next service interval. This repeated process allows for quick and efficient infield exchanges and facilitates extremely time and cost-effective maintenance of rotating sensors.
This is relatively new, but the simple concept has transformed the way we manage and maintain sensors, resulting in much fewer hours spent cleaning and calibrating sensors, extending service life and improving accuracy. How is all this possible? Consider a traditional installation scheme where a sensor must be connected to the infield analyser. Calibration must be performed on the in situ analyser as this is the only device that has memory and a microprocessor to store calibration data and perform algorithmic correction and conditioning of the sensor signal. As a result, cleaning and calibration regimes tend to be time-consuming and sometimes ineffective due to:
By contrast, a hot swap regime allows all this work to be done offline in the comfort of the Laboratory or Workshop environment. All this is made possible because a Smart Sensor is a self-contained unit, embedded with an onboard microprocessor and memory that fulfils the job of the analyser. It is able to store calibration data and output a fully compensated signal, and as such, it can be calibrated anywhere offline away from the main analyser. This has a number of benefits from a maintenance point of view and facilitates a whole new way of sensor management.
The challenges of infield calibration are reduced significantly in that:
This service and maintenance regime is highly recommended for users that have:
Sensor Care and Maintenance
Turtle Tough sensors can be cleaned and calibrated offline to facilitate a hot-swapping maintenance regime. To know more about our sensor care and hot-swap maintenance regime go to turtletoughsensors.com/support/maintenance
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