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Silixa's Ruggedized XT-DTS

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Silixa Ltd announced the release of the XT-DTS, a high performance, ruggedized distributed temperature sensor. Designed for remote and hostile environments, the unit collects extremely fine resolution data over a class-leading operating temperature range of -40°C to +65°C.

The XT-DTS, the latest addition to the company's ULTIMA DTS family, is a low power DC-operated sensing unit that matches the superior performance and reliability delivered by the ULTIMA DTS. With its ruggedized nature, the XT-DTS offers a new level of insight into previously unobtainable data collected in the harshest of environments.

The system can be configured and controlled remotely via a wireless or satellite link enabling remote data collection. It also contains a self-calibrating utility and on-board solid state storage.

The unit comes with four channels with a sampling resolution of only 25 centimetres and spatial resolution down to 60 centimetres over a measurement length of up to 10 kilometres. The XT-DTS has a minimum measurement time of 5 seconds. It achieves a temperature resolution that is better than 0.1oC at 5 km in less than 3 minutes. This temperature resolution can be further improved to 0.01oC by employing longer measurement intervals.

Dr Michael Mondanos, Vice President Industrial Applications, said: 'Silixa has developed a powerful, ruggedized, remote logging tool that offers the established high standard of resolution, accuracy and reliability of our ULTIMA DTS, but over a class-leading temperature range. This pushes the limits of distributed fibre optic temperature sensing, opening up new deployment possibilities. The XT-DTS will enable effective asset optimization and environmental risk management even in previously inaccessible environments.'



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