ABB launches highly accurate, non-invasive temperature sensor

ABB launches highly accurate, non-invasive temperature sensor

In autumn 2018, ABB is ushering in a new era in temperature measurement with the launch of NiTemp, a non-invasive temperature sensor that opens new and unprecedented opportunities for temperature measurement in process plants worldwide.

NiTemp offers a simpler and safer way of measuring process temperature without the need to shut down, drill a hole or install a thermowell. With its innovative double sensor architecture and specially developed calculation algorithm, NiTemp greatly enhances safety and reduces installation costs without sacrificing the quality of the measurement.

The device is designed for surface measurement and eliminates the need for a thermowell, avoiding process intrusion altogether and greatly increasing the safety of people, plants and the environment. The NiTemp approach is inherently safe, compliant with safety standards, and simplifies environmental aspects. Using NiTemp is faster and more cost-efficient than conventional measurement devices. Since there is no need to shut down for installation and service, plant availability is improved, system costs are lowered and up to 75% reduction in CAPEX costs can be achieved.

A safer and simpler approach: The new temperature sensor NiTemp can be installed without shut down or process intrusion
A safer and simpler approach: The new temperature sensor NiTemp can be installed without shut down or process intrusion
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The new temperature sensor uses innovative technology with proven components, such as standard insets widely utilized in industry. It has been developed through direct testing and feedback from key customers in the oil and gas, chemical and food and beverage industries. Moreover, the handling of NiTemp is easy and straightforward, from ordering to maintenance, and the common ABB look and feel with text display makes commissioning and handling easy.

The device is suitable for different media and pipe diameters and can be used in all areas of the process industry and power generation. NiTemp has global approvals for explosion protection up to zone 0. Its use with liquid media with low viscosity, high thermal conductivity and/or turbulent flow in metal pipes is particularly advantageous.  

Applications range from processes with hazardous media, processes with special hygiene requirements and/or stringent cleaning requirements to high-pressure processes with high bending loads or use with abrasive media.  

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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