What is an RTD Sensor - Reference Information
What is an RTD?
An RTD is simply an acronym of Resistance Temperature Detector, a type of resistance temperature sensor used for a wide variety of temperature measurement applications. RTD's are also commonly referred to as PRT and Pt100 Sensors. There are many styles of RTD Sensor and typically they are Pt100, although Pt1000 is also popular, both are available in a wide range of designs and constructions.
Typical RTD SensorsMineral Insulated
RTD Sensors Our most popular style of RTD sensor and ideal for most applications. Vast choice of terminations e.g. pot seals, cables, connectors, heads etc. Rigid Stem
RTD Sensors Ideal for rigid stem applications or where the sensor is shorter than 50mm, limited to 250°C. Wide choice of terminations Hand Held
RTD SensorsA range of hand held RTD Sensors to suit a variety of applications from general purpose to surface and air temperature measurements RTD Sensors for
Surface Measurements A wide range of RTD sensors for surface measurements including self adhesive patch, pipe, magnetic etc.