Blast Pressure Sensor is optimized for durability, alignment.

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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.



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PCB Piezotronics Announces Improved Explosion and Blast Pressure Sensor



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.

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