Temperature Sensors: Which Form Factor Do You Need?

Temperature sensors play a critical role throughout an HVAC system to help ensure energy efficiency and an optimized building environment. Because temperature sensing is needed at various stages of the HVAC system, a variety of form factors are needed. Veris Industries provides a complete line of temperature sensing products for commercial building applications.  Let’s take a moment to examine each of the form factors and how they may be used.

 

    Description Application
Duct Mount Temperature Sensors

Duct work connects air handling units (AHUs) to variable air volume (VAV) boxes throughout a building. Just as their category name suggests, these products are mounted in and around duct work to monitor air temperature.

 

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TDDA

Transmitter Typical duct sensor providing an a analog output to the Building Automation System (BAS) or Building Management System (BMS)
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TD

Open

(Flange fixed with foam gasket)

Typical duct sensor used when a thermistor or RTD is preferred.
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TF

Indoor Box

(With side knock-outs)

Used in indoor applications when a thermistor or RTD output is preferred.
 

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TG

Rain Tight Used when duct work or temp sensor may be exposed to the elements.
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TK

Open

(No flange, no gasket)

Specialty applications, labs and food processing, where durable housing is required.
 Outdoor Temperature Sensors

 

 

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TO

Outdoor Housing (with Radiation Shielded Probe) Housing sealed with gasket for outdoor use. This model also includes a radiation shield for the probe to prevent any solar ray effects on the temp reading.
Ceiling

Mounted

Temperature Sensors

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TC

Ceiling with Probe The probe provides a more accurate reading of the actual room temp, because the probe extends beyond the thermal layer of hot air that collects near the ceiling. Paintable.
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TS

Recessed High traffic areas in commercial buildings – ex: entry ways and near doors. Paintable. Black is often used in movie theatres & casinos.

 

Wall Mount Temperature Sensors

 

 

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TE

Standard Economic alternative for office spaces and other commercial environments with low foot traffic.
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TW

Deluxe

(with display)

Office spaces with a local means for HVAC control and / or localized BMS.
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TW

Deluxe

(without display)

Office spaces with a centralized BMS and no need for room occupants to see the room temperature.

 

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TP

Flush Mount Government and general public spaces where the sensor must be imbedded in the wall to prevent tampering.

 

 

 

 

Immersion

With Stainless Steel Probe

Temperature Sensors

All of these sensors are designed to be submerged into a liquid.

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TID

Duct Probe Form Factor

(Immersion Probe with a Junction Box)

Used in applications where the inside of an area, compartment, or contained space is monitored.
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TIG

‘L’ Shape Used to monitor temperatures inside of a pipe or compartment with liquid present where space is limited for sensor body.

 

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TIH

Threaded Pipe Used to monitor temperatures inside of a pipe or compartment with liquid present.
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TIW

Water-Resistant Used where sensor may be exposed to the elements.
Specialty Temperature Sensors tb

TB

Pipe Clamp Mount Used to monitor the temp inside a pipe by sensing the pipes surface temperature.
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TA

Duct Averaging For duct applications where there is a mixture of hot and cold air present. Economizers or air handling units.
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TRA

Remote Probe Applications where ‘tight’ area temp monitoring is critical.
VAV Discharge

Temperature Sensors

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TJ

  Just like the name suggests, this device is installed on VAV boxes.
Accessories

 

 

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AA10

Resistive to

Analog Output Converter

Converts a thermistor or RTD output to an analog output when a thermistor or RTD performance profile is needed with an analog output signal.

 

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AA22

3” Stainless Steel Thermowell

(fits 4.25” Immersion Temp Sensor Probe)

Provides a measure of protection for the temp sensing probe and makes maintenance easy for temp sensors in liquid filled pipes or tanks.
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AA24

1.5” Stainless Steel Thermowell

(fits 2.75” Immersion Temp Sensor Probe)

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AA25

5” Stainless Steel Thermowell

(fits 6” Immersion Temp Sensor Probe)

  aa33

AA33

7” Stainless Steel Thermowell

(fits 8.25” Immersion Temp Sensor Probe)

aa64

AA64

Klipet Mounting Clip Mounting accessory for temperature probes

 

Want to learn more? Reach us by phone at 800.354.8556 (US & Canada) or +1 503.598.4564 (Worldwide). Reach us by email at sales@veris.com. To see our complete offering of  Temperature Sensor products, visit us at www.veris.com.

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