Environmental Laboratory

  • Sensor Cable Design Critical for Data Protection

Sensor Cable Design Critical for Data Protection

Jan 16 2019 Read 319 Times

When selecting a submersible sensor for a project, the focus tends to be on sensor technology, features, and software; however, sensor cabling is a key component that’s often overlooked. Quality sensor cables ensure your data is protected and accurate.

While there are several materials and types to choose from, the following three cover most site needs. Polyurethane: great for most general-purpose applications; a flexible jacket material that is easy to route and resists abrasion. HDPE: a stiff, strong jacket suited for direct burial and improved chemical resistance; recommended for long term applications. ETFE: designed for the harshest of environments providing superior chemical resistance even at higher temperatures.

Seametrics Smart Sensors use robust custom cabling available in all three jacket materials. All standard cabling includes stranded conductors lined with polyethylene for excellent insulation and flexibility. Beneath the jacket is a braided shielding to provide both electrical noise protection and tensile strength. In combination with aramid fiber stranding woven between the conductors, this shielding not only makes their cables self-supporting, but also eliminates cable stretch down the well. When properly earth grounded, this shielding also provides electrical noise protection allowing installation alongside power wiring without affecting sensor performance. For vented applications, a strong nylon vent tube is used that will not collapse under compression and allows for tight bends without kinking.

In addition to the durability and flexibility of Seametrics cabling, they offer the only line of non-disposable, eco-friendly smart sensors on the market. With replaceable batteries, field serviceable cables, and modular, rebuildable sensor construction, they’re designed to minimise environmental and budgetary waste. Cable quality is a critical feature when your data is important and Seametrics has the right one for your unique application.

Read comments0

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Digital Edition

International Environmental Technology February 2019

February 2019

In This Edition Business News - Changes on the Endress + Hauser Executive Board - Nivus in full flow - Yokogawa announce appointment of President and Chairman Gas Detection - ATEX app...

View all digital editions


ChemTech World Expo 2019

Feb 20 2019 Mumbai, India

WaterEx World Expo 2019

Feb 20 2019 Mumbai, India

Water Expo 2019

Feb 21 2019 Chennai, India

EUEC 2019

Feb 25 2019 San Diego, CA, USA

Safety at Work. Labour Protection Workwear

Feb 26 2019 Minsk, Belarus

View all events