Pressure Transducer is usable in natural gas vehicles.
August 5, 2004 - Series 3PP8 silicon MEMs strain gauge sensor features self-diagnostic capabilities that interface with electronic engine control systems to aid in controlling engine performance and monitoring system status. Hermetically sealed device, packaged in stainless steel casing, resists rust and uses sensing element that ensures optimal operation in industrial media. Product features EEPROM memory, allowing storage of calibration coefficients and serialization data.
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Texas Instruments, Inc., Sensors & Controls
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Attleboro, MA, 02703 0964
Texas Instruments Sensors and Controls Introduces 3PP8 Hermetic Pressure Transducer for Natural Gas Vehicles
Texas Instruments' newest hermetic pressure transducer, the 3PP8 series silicon MEMs strain gauge sensor is now being evaluated for OEM use in Natural Gas Vehicles. This new pressure transducer from Texas Instruments Sensors & Controls features self-diagnostic capabilities that interface directly with NGV's electronic engine control systems.
Using traditional internal combustion engines, NGV's rely on natural gas for fuel, stored at high pressure, which must be "metered down" via pressure regulating systems. Both these crucial systems require precise, real time pressure sensing to control engine performance and monitor the status of the system. The 3PP8 sensor is ideal for this application, being a robust, hermetically sealed device packaged in a stainless steel casing to resist rust in the most severe environmental conditions. The state of the art sensing element ensures optimum operation in most industrial media.
The pressure transducer features EEPROM memory allowing each device to store details of the device's calibration coefficients and serialization data. The transducer operates with a 5 Vdc supply and provides a linear voltage output.
"The interest in NGV's is creating a host of new engineering challenges where pressure sensing plays a key role, especially in engine control technology," said Tim O'Brien, Specialty Vehicle Global Marketing Director for Texas Instruments Sensors & Controls.
In addition to use in natural gas vehicles, the 3PP8 pressure transducer is applicable for a wide range of other industrial applications such as HVAC / R units, air compressors and liquid pumps, process controls, hydraulics and pneumatic applications, and heavy duty transportation and construction equipment.
Further information about TI S&C and their full line of products can be found by visiting www.tisensors.com or by calling 1-888-438-2214
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