Blast Pressure Sensor is optimized for durability, alignment.October 26, 2012 -
Featuring microsecond response time with resonant frequencies to 500 kHz, Model 137B23 quartz blast pressure pencil probe measures blast pressure in free-field or closed bunker arenas to obtain peak pressure, total impulse, shockwave, and time-of-arrival measurements often used to study blast effects on structures, vehicles, and humans. Integrated ICP® technology features microelectronics, and 5 V output signal can drive cable runs, hundreds of feet long, to safe zone for data acquisition.
PCB Piezotronics Announces Improved Explosion and Blast Pressure Sensor
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PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Ave.
Depew, NY, 14043 2495
Press release date: October 24, 2012
Model 137B23 quartz, free-field, ICP® blast pressure pencil probe
Depew, NY - PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology, is pleased to announce the release of the improved Model 137B23 quartz, free-field, ICP® blast pressure pencil probe. The Model 137B23 has been improved for durability and alignment by lowering the parts count by 40% and the internal connections by 50%.
The pencil probes continue to feature an extremely fast microsecond response time, with resonant frequencies to 500 kHz. The blast pressure pencil probes are designed for a broad range of explosion, blast and shockwave testing. Applications include measuring blast pressure in free-field or closed bunker arenas to obtain peak pressure, total impulse, shockwave and time-of-arrival measurements often used to study blast effects on structures, vehicles and humans.
ICP® technology features integral microelectronics that provides a high signal-to-noise ratio compared to silicon semiconductor sensing technologies, which require external amplification. The high-level 5 V output signal is capable of driving long cable runs hundreds of feet in length, to a safe zone for data acquisition. Sensors are frequency tailored to capture both peak pressure and total impulse calculations.
About Aerospace & Defense Division PCB's Aerospace & Defense division specializes in products and programs developed exclusively for the global aerospace, civil and military aviation, defense, homeland security and test & measurement markets. Products include space-rated high temperature and high-g shock accelerometers; space-qualified hardware; sensors and instrumentation for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), for UAV's, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and ground vehicles; system electronics; combustion monitoring pressure sensors; high temperature engine vibration monitoring sensors; launch and separation shock sensors; Active Noise Cancellation products; and aircraft hydraulic pressure sensors, among others. Typical applications include vibration and fatigue testing; qualification testing; aircraft and engine ground testing, flutter and flight testing; blast pressure and hydraulic system pressure measurements; structural dynamics; engine vibration monitoring; launch and separation shock studies; pressure, wind tunnel and aerodynamic studies; aircraft and ground vehicle prognostics; and noise cancellation applications. For more information visit www.pcb.com/aerospace.
About PCB Piezotronics, Inc. PCB Piezotronics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our fast delivery Platinum Products are covered by a life-time warranty and PCB® proudly stands behind their products with services you value most, including toll-free customer service, 24-hour SensorLinesm , a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. Visit us at www.pcb.com.