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FOTEMP-Trafo

FOTEMP-Trafo

Fiber Optic Thermometer

The DIN rail mount FOTEMPTrafo is an 8-channel fiber optic thermometer, which is ideal for temperature monitoring of hot spots in transformers and other industrial processes. This multi-channel instrument together with the TSTrafo fiber optic temperature probes enable accurate and precise measurements of transformer windings. By direct installation of the sensors in the windings, real-time monitoring is possible.

The fiber optic thermometer FOTEMPTrafo is available with 1-8 measurement channels. The compact unit size and the height-adjustable DIN-rail-clip provides an easy installation in the cabinet. A wide selection of interfaces makes communication even easier. The choices are: RS-232, RS485, USB, Profibus and Modbus that ensure an optimal connection. An update rate of 250ms per channel allows for fast response to overloads.

The fiber optic temperature probes consist of a length of large core fiber onto which a GaAs crystal has been mounted at the tip which makes the probe entirely passive. Starting at 850nm, GaAs becomes optically translucent for which the band gap position is temperature dependent. The FOTEMP unit contains a light source and a device for spectral detection of the band gap.

Optocon fiber optic sensors offer complete immunity to RF and microwave radiation with high temperature operating capability, intrinsic safety, and non-invasive use. The probes are also designed to withstand harsh and corrosive environments.

Specifications

Number of channels 1-8
Power supply 24V (DIN rail mount unit provided)
Measuring range —200°C to +300°C
Accuracy +/—0.2°C
Resolution 0.1°C
Sampling rate/channel 250ms (2s update rate for 8 channels)
Analog output 0-10V or 4-20mA
Interfaces

Standard: RS232 and USB

Options: RS-485, Modbus, Profibus

Protocol

ASCII software protocol available for

custom programmming applications

Data logging Supplied with FOTEMP-Assistant data logging software. Excel file compatibility.
Optical Interface ST, compatible with all TS series fiber optic temperature probes
Temperature

Storage: -20°C to +70°C

Operating: -20°C to +60°C

Dimensions/Weight/IP 240 x 180 x 75 mm, 1.2 kg, IP54
Material PC-ABS / Aluminium casting RAL 9003
Calibrations

Standard: -30°C to +300°C

Optional: -200°C to +300°C

Calibration Interval Under normal use, the instrument does not require recalilbration. When sensors and cables are changed, a One-Point Calibration is required. Recommended cal interval is 12 months for ISO quality systems.

Specifications subject to change without notice

Features

  • Robust & durable DIN rail mount case
  • 1-8 measuring channels
  • Measuring range: —200°C to +300°C
  • High accuracy: +/—0.2°C
  • Status LED
  • 0-10V or 4-20mA analog output option
  • 1-8 relay option, freely assignable to any channel
  • Built-in RS-232 and USB interfaces
  • Isolated RS485, Modbus, Profibus option
  • FOTEMP-Assistant data logging software provided

Applications

  • Monitoring of “Hot-Spots” inside high voltage transformers, capacitors, and alternators
  • Temperature measurement on high voltage distribution power lines such as for electric trains
  • Temperature measurement in gas isolated switchgear, power breakers, and power factor adjustment capacitors
  • Economical multichannel solution

Downloads

Manual
Datasheet

TO ORDER

Call 805.389.6600

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