We have a Rosemount 3051S, air temperature of 400 degrees Celsius, and 3/8-inch stainless steel tubing. Right now we have the device exposed to temperatures around 100 degrees Celsius. We'd like to lower that number, and for that, we need to move the device away from the process. How far out can we go?
Expert’s answer: Rosemount 3051S installation
Good question. Although the sensor of the Rosemount 3051S can withstand high temperatures, the transmitter can’t. Go figure. However, if you can maintain the same pressure, then you can set up the device as far away as you like. Now the 3051S can withstand up to 85 degrees Celsius without an LCD and 80 with, so use those numbers to determine how far you have to go. For this, you need to know a bit about Rosemount 3051S installation.
So, have a look at the manual from Emerson, because it’ll have all the specs for your device installation. For instance, it says that for high-temp steam, you should install the device parallel to the ground.
That way your device will avoid that hot air that could damage its electronics. Scan through it and you’ll find more suggestions that may apply to your setup.
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