Sensor selection - Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals industries

Following are the top features required of a quality vibration sensor in the Oil and Gas, Refining, and Petrochemicals industries, along with the reasons why:
  • ATEX/NEC certifications: Hazardous area
  • Minimum 10 Hz to 10 kHz frequency response: For turbines, blades and gears
  • ±5% sensitivity precision: May be used for API 670 machine trip
  • High EMI/RFI shielding: May be used for API 670 machine trip

Good - Monitoring in Class I, Division 2 areas:
  • CMSS 786A-D2 (fig 1)
  • CMSS 787A-D2 (fig 2)
  • CMSS 786T-D2 (fig 3)
  • CMSS 786F-D2 (
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